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(04/23/15) Injury prevention measures that reduce the risks associated with nurse and nurse assistant duties are urgently needed. Safety cultures that emphasize continuous improvement and support resources, such as routine use of lifting equipment and training, can ...read more
(03/28/15) Research using crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely much more serious a problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The video analysis finds that distraction was a ...read more
(03/11/15) Congress during the month of March expects to once again attempt a permanent fix to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula for reimbursing physicians, and a delay in the ICD-10 compliance date could be in the mix, just as it was last year when the date ...read more
I am a trauma survivor.
On May 13, 2012, at around 2 PM, I fell 28 feet off a roof. I landed in a “bang, bang, 1-2-3-4” manner: lower back, upper back, shoulders, back of head. I broke my lower and upper spine, sustained a concussion, and had numerous muscular and joint injuries. It was a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon in Virginia-until I went off the roof.
Eight firefighter/paramedics arrived and proceeded to work on me immediately. ...read moreView more survivor stories