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How traumatic brain injuries can change one's life

People in Ohio suffer many different types of injuries throughout their lives. Most injuries provide some level of discomfort and can make doing some things more difficult than usual. However, most injuries heal at some point in time and the person is able to go back to their normal life. This is not always the situation though. Sometimes the person will suffer long-term or permanent catastrophic injuries that will completely change their lives.

One of these types of injuries is a traumatic brain injury. The brain controls everything that goes on physically in the body in addition to controlling the person's ability to reason, concentrate, control emotions and pretty much any function of the body.

Required truck driver vehicle inspection reports

For machines in Ohio to work properly, the parts must be working properly. When a part wears down or breaks, the machine will not work properly. In many instances, this just means that the person will not be able to use it until it is fixed or until they get a new machine. However, certain machines are dangerous when they break and people can be injured as a result. One of these types of machines is commercial trucks.

If a part on a truck breaks it can cause the driver to lose control and a truck accident can occur as a result. Often times these types of accidents can be very devastating and cause serious injuries to those involved. That is why it is important that the trucks are in good working order when they are on the roads.

Required medical supervision at nursing homes

One guarantee in life is that people in Ohio will always be growing older. No one can stop time or the issues that can come with old age. People's bodies will eventually wear down and may develop various physical and mental diseases along the way. Caring for people in this type of situation is a full-time job and loved ones sometimes must put their relatives in nursing homes so they can receive the care that they need.

People expect that their loved ones will actually receive that care as well. They expect that medical issues that arise with their loved ones will be dealt with properly, but there is nursing home neglect. To help prevent this each nursing home is required to have a medical director on staff.

Navigating the aftermath of an unexpected nursing home death

You've likely heard the saying that death is merely a part of life. Although most adults in Ohio fully grasp this concept, it doesn't necessarily make coping with a loved one's death any easier, especially if it occurs suddenly and is unexpected. Since your parent took up residence in a nursing home, you've probably witnessed family members of other residents mourn their losses after learning their loved ones have passed away.

Even though an adult child may do his or her best to provide for an aging or invalid parent, coming to terms with a parent's death often evokes a wide range of emotions. It can be very overwhelming, and no two situations are exactly the same; therefore, each person's mourning process is also unique.

Are Ohio lawmakers going to take a tougher approach to distracted driving?

For those unfamiliar with the law concerning distracted driving here in Ohio, namely texting while driving, it classifies this conduct as a secondary offense for adult drivers. This means that law enforcement can only issue a citation after having pulled someone over for a primary offense like speeding.

The law takes a decidedly tougher stance toward teen drivers, however, prohibiting them from using any handheld electronic device behind the wheel, and punishing scofflaws with fines and a 60-day license suspension for first offenses and a yearlong license suspension for subsequent offenses.

Study examines why nurses can be slow to respond to patient alarms

Ask any nurse who works in a hospital setting about the number of beeps and buzzes they hear on any given shift and you're more than likely to get an earful.

That's because patients are connected to various machines, which in addition to making their own beeps, are designed to emit alarms in the event potentially dangerous medical events are detected. While this is certainly logical, experts that many of these alarms are actually false, and that this, in turn, has resulted in a condition known as "alarm fatigue" in which medical professionals start to assume that alarms are false and delay their response times.

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