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Sweeney Law FirmThe Danger of Side RailsThe use of side rails in the nursing home setting has been met with scrutiny over the past several years. Many serious injuries and death have occurred from the use of side rails. The following are potential risks of side rails: Strangling, suffocatingSweeney Law FirmThe Feres DoctrineFERES V. UNITED STATES, 340 U. S. 135 (1950) U.S. Supreme Court Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135 (1950) Feres v. United States Argued October 12, 1950 Decided December 4, 1950* 340 U.S. 135 CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOSweeney Law FirmThe Patient Medical RecordA patient’s medical record, also referred to as a health record or medical chart, contains the proper identification of the patient and the documentation of a patient’s medical history with a particular health care provider. Keeping current and accurate mSweeney Law FirmThe Role of the Nursing Home DirectorThe role of the nursing home administrator is to supervise, plan, develop, monitor and maintain appropriate standards of care throughout all departments in the nursing home. The nursing home administrator must have effective communication, leadership, Sweeney Law FirmTracheostomyTracheostomy is a surgical hole made in the neck and trachea (also known as the windpipe). Tracheostomy may need to be done in cases of injury where the upper part of the respiratory tract is so damaged that air cannot pass through. It may also be utilizeSweeney Law FirmTransfers and LiftsThe goal of any transfer between surfaces such as the bed or chair is to move the resident safely and easily while preventing injury to both the resident and staff. Unfortunately, injuries during transfers can occur, and often it is because nursing homSweeney Law FirmTrauma Surgery Malpractice  There is a term used by emergency rooms trauma surgeons universally. Trauma surgery recognizes what is known as the “golden hour”. The golden hour is a time period lasting from a few minutes to several hours immediately following a traumatic injury, durSweeney Law FirmTrucking Accidents - Indiana AttorneyAccidents involving large, commercial trucks are among the most serious and most lethal in the United States. Trucking accidents are a specialized area of practice. The Sweeney Law Firm has contacts with accident investigators, trucking safety experts,Sweeney Law FirmTuberculosisTuberculosis (TB) is a very contagious and spreadable disease in enclosed spaces. TB bacteria is spread through the air by persons talking, coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Breathing in TB bacteria can result in the bacteria growing in the lungs (pulmonaaSweeney Law FirmUmbilical Cord CompressionUmbilical cord compression can occur in different ways. The umbilical cord is the lifeline between the mother and the fetus. The fetus receives oxygen and necessary nutrients through the placenta and umbilical cord. The fetus passes carbon dioxide and was