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March 2016 Archives

Creating an exit strategy

Transitioning from one job or career to another one can be difficult even for those who don't like their occupation. However, there are steps that can be taken to make the transition as easy and timely as possible. At the outset, North Carolina residents who are in this position should create a support system to help guide themselves through the tougher times. This system could be family members, friends or others going through a similar career transition.

Developing future leaders in North Carolina

Finding the right people to lead an organization may be a challenge, but it is one that business owners must address. As leaders are generally developed over time, a succession plan should be created as soon as possible to keep it functioning properly over long periods of time. However, a survey from AMA Enterprise found that only 8 percent of companies have such a plan, and a quarter ignored succession planning completely.

Car companies agree to install automatic braking systems

North Carolina motorists may be interested to learn that nearly all vehicles that are sold in the U.S. will soon come standard with automatic emergency braking systems. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it had convinced several major automakers to install the emergency braking technology on all of their light vehicles by September 2022.

Tired truckers and fatigue measurement

A weary truck driver has the potential to wreak havoc on a North Carolina highway. Accidents caused by fatigued drivers can be some of the most serious because there is little or no time to respond or correct course for a driver who has dozed off. The size of a semi truck is another serious matter, especially when traveling at a high rate of speed. Serious incidents have caused officials to look for better ways to moderate driver rest periods, but some of these efforts can be flawed.

Hospitalists and malpractice in North Carolina

Hospitalists are a fairly new addition to the medical profession. They are individuals who generally perform the same duties as primary care physicians or family doctors, but in a hospital setting. Although board certification in hospital medicine only started in 2009, there are already a large number of hospitalists practicing. According to information from the The Society of Hospital Medicine, there were already about 44,000 practicing hospitalists in 2014.

Study finds parents are helpful at detecting medical errors

Parents in North Carolina who have children in the hospital may want to speak up if they suspect that there has been a medical error. According to a study conducted at a hospital in Boston, parents of hospitalized children often notice medical errors that doctors miss. The lead author of the study stated that when parents provide information to pediatric doctors, it helps to keep children safer while they are hospitalized.

Cell phones functional as dashboard cameras

It’s no secret that distracted driving is a dangerous habit that many drivers still take part in. The desire to stay connected and respond quickly to text messages and social media updates is arguably just as strong as it was three years ago. In fact, the National Safety Council estimates that cell phone use is responsible for one in four accidents on American roads.

SEO for new businesses in North Carolina

When a North Carolina business starts up, it is important that the owner considers how to establish the organization online, and search engine optimization is a popular way of doing so. SEO focuses on putting a website at or near the top of search results, making it more likely that people will visit a site. This can help grow brand recognition and draw in new customers.

FMCSA proposes new commercial driver curriculum

Steps designed to ensure that the drivers of buses and trucks are qualified and adequately trained could save many lives, and road users in North Carolina rely on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish the amount and type of training that must be completed before a commercial driver's license can be awarded. Human factors play a role in most fatal motor vehicle accidents, and the FMCSA announced a proposal on March 4 that would establish a new curriculum for novice commercial vehicle drivers.

Business plans and data protection

Increasing numbers of North Carolina companies rely mostly or exclusively on computer systems to hold their data. Everything from employee records to financial data to customer information are often held in databases. Therefore, it is essential that businesses are ensuring that this information is kept secure.

Can cell phones function as dash cams?

It’s no secret that distracted driving is a dangerous habit that many drivers still take part in. The desire to stay connected and respond quickly to text messages and social media updates is arguably just as strong as it was three years ago. In fact, the National Safety Council estimates that cell phone use is responsible for one in four accidents on American roads.

Heart disease and misdiagnosis in North Carolina

A study that has been published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes indicates that women with anxiety may end up having signs of heart disease ignored. This is because many of the symptoms overlap, so a physician may be more likely to attribute things like heart palpitations and chest discomfort to anxiety rather than signs of a heart problem.

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