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OVERVIEW Avoidable pressure ulcer development continues to lead negative health outcomes in skilled nursing facilities. Many of these negative health outcomes can be attributed to medical negligence. The following statistics are in relation to pressure ulcer development: Number Affected: 5 million patients per year. Cost: Pressure ulcers cost $9.1-$11.6 billion per year in the U.S.…

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Compartment syndrome is a well-recognized complication that occurs in the extremities. However, it can also occur in the abdomen and intracranial cavity. When it occurs in the abdomen, it refers to organ dysfunction caused by intra-abdominal hypertension and is called abdominal compartment syndrome or ACS. Increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) may lead to intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH)…

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Despite the known risks of texting and driving, many individuals simply cannot resist making their friends and relatives wait until they are no longer driving to respond. While texting is a great way to communicate and keep in touch, even while in a busy meeting, it should be restricted to times when we are not…

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