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Overmedication of Nursing Home ResidentsMany medications are being used in the nursing home setting inappropriately. Some of the reason for this is that physicians have been prescribing such medications for many years and fail to keep up with research regarding the dangers of such medicationPain Management in the Nursing HomePain is reported to be twice as prevalent in the elderly as in younger individuals. In the nursing home, its prevalence has been reported as high as 85%. According to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Panel on Chronic Pain in Older Persons (1998)Pathology MalpracticePathology involves looking at tissue samples and cells in body fluids under the microscope and making a diagnosis based upon the findings. An example is examining a breast lump under the microscope at the time of surgery to determine whether or not Patient Medical RecordsMedical records kept for patients by doctors are considered the property of the patient. Changes can be requested if errors are found, and copies must be given to the patient. Parents have access to their children's medical record while the children are sPediatriciansPediatricians are doctors who specialize in the healthcare of babies, children, and adolescents. Most pediatricians start as primary care providers and earn the specialization title with 3 to 8 years of post graduate work or residency working with childrPersonal Injury Attorney - Slip and Fall AccidentThe term “slip and fall” refers to personal injury claims involving persons who slip and fall as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condPharmaceutical LiabilityPharmaceutical liability applies to faulty or unsafe drugs, supplements, devices, equipment, and parts that have have caused injury or death to their users. Drugs can be unsafe due to manufacturing defects (impurities, wrong components, labeling/dosing erPharmacologically Induced ComasEach day, about 60,000 people in the US will be put into a pharmacologically induced coma. This is done so patients may safely undergo surgery. A pharmacologically induced coma can be defined as a coma induced medically by general anesthesia, which includPharmacy MalpracticePharmacies and pharmacists commit malpractice most commonly by dispensing the wrong medication, dispensing incorrect dosages of the right medication, or dispensing medications in a combination that is unsafe under the circumstances. Pharmacists also coPhysical Restraints in the Nursing HomeWhat is a physical restraint? A physical restraint is any manual method or material device attached, or adjacent to, a resident's body that he/she cannot remove easily. A physical restraint restricts freedom of movement or normal access to one's body.