It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing about it: overdoses from prescription drugs have reached epidemic levels. The number of opioid overdose deaths increased 21% from 2015 to 2016and data from 2017 shows the problem worsening. In Pennsylvania, rates of death from opioid overdoses are above the national average. As a firm of legal nurse consultants, we feel it’s important for … [Read more...] about The Opioid Crisis: Pennsylvania’s Pain Medication Addiction Problem
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Lumbar fusion is a surgery designed to alleviate back pain by stopping the motion of a vertebral segment. It involves adding a bone graft to a segment of the spine, which grows between the two vertebral elements to create a bone fusion. As with any spinal surgery, there are risks associated with lumbar fusion that can have a profound and adverse impact on a patient’s life. Unfortunately, … [Read more...] about Lumbar Fusion Recovery Timeline: Symptoms of a Failed Lumbar Fusion
It is often the case that patients with serious injuries or chronic health conditions require ongoing medical evaluations, home modifications, physical therapy, mobility equipment, and other modalities in order to live the fullest life possible. Life care planning solutions like those offered by Cardinal LifeCare Consulting help patients obtain the necessary funds to attain optimal recovery. A … [Read more...] about Who Needs Life Care Planning Solutions? – Cardinal LifeCare
Recovering from a catastrophic injury often involves a multitude of direct and indirect costs, from medical bills to home modifications to modalities that improve mobility. If you’re an attorney representing a client who was seriously injured, you will need evidence to prove the extent of the injury and associated costs during litigation or when negotiating with the insurance company. This is … [Read more...] about What Is Life Care Planning? – Cardinal LifeCare Consulting
If you’re an attorney representing a client who sustained a catastrophic injury, a life care plan can help attain the nursing care services that your client will need to achieve optimal recovery. An objective and evidence-based life care plan can be valuable evidence during litigation and when negotiating with insurance companies. So, whether you're dealing with a lumbar fusion procedure or the … [Read more...] about 3 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Life Care Planning Expert
Activity intolerance can be just as debilitating as paralysis and any other catastrophic injury. In order for a person who suffers from this condition to live the fullest life possible, it is often necessary to create a nursing care plan for activity intolerance The goals of such a nursing care plan will depend on the patient’s symptoms, which may include fatigue, dizziness, chronic pain, stress, … [Read more...] about What Should Be Included in a Nursing Care Plan for Activity Intolerance?