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August 2015 Archives

More robots assisting in sanitizing hospitals

If you ever wonder why cleanliness is so important in a hospital setting, it is because of how prevalent viruses and bacteria are, and how vulnerable patients can be to infections. Indeed, there are many precautions taken to stem the spread of germs. Doctors, nurses and hospital staff wash their hands regularly. Temperatures are kept low, instruments are cleaned quickly after use and surfaces are regularly cleaned and sanitized.

Music in the operating room: good or bad for patient safety?

Many people like to have music on in the background while they are working. Medical professionals are no exception to this. Music can end up showing up in many places in hospitals. In fact, there is often music playing in operating rooms during surgeries.

How a doctor or medical institution can defend a malpractice claim

Medical malpractice seems so cut-and-dried to the person who has been victimized by the medical error, or surgical error, or medication error. Even to an objective observer, medical malpractice usually feels like something that is clearly the fault of the medical professional or medical institution in question. However, there are many wrinkles in the system, and there are many ways that a doctor or hospital could defend the medical malpractice claim against them.