Author Archives: Steve Heisler

What is the Average Settlement for Workers’ Compensation?

To fully understand the concept of the average settlement for a workers’ comp case, you’ll need to understand some of the basics about how workers’ compensation claims are filed and handled in Maryland. Except for certain circumstances, the only option you have is to file for workers’ compensation if you suffer injuries on the job. Only in some instances can you file a lawsuit. The workers’ compensation process is an administrative claim against your employer. However, the Workers’ Compensation Commission also has several regulations that could prevent you from collecting for your injuries. If you do not correctly complete the documentation required or submit it on time, you could lose your workers’ compensation benefits. Covered Injuries The workers’ compensation insurance only covers injuries that were caused by an “accidental personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment.” It does not cover all on-the-job injuries. The statute defines an accidental injury as one that happens “by chance or without design” and is unexpected or unintentional. Additionally, you must be an employee to collect workers’ compensation. If you are an employer or an independent contractor, you cannot collect workers’ comp. Further, if you are a sole proprietorship or a[…..]

How to Stop Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes with Dr. Johnny Cascone

Several practices, often implemented in bundles, appear to reduce UTI in nursing home residents such as improving hand hygiene, reducing and improving catheter use, managing incontinence without catheters, and enhanced barrier precautions. Tune in as Dr. Johnny Cascone answers the frequently-asked question: How to stop Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes. Meet Dr. Johnny Cascone Johnny Cascone board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Johnny Cascone the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. Johnny Cascone lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. Resources: Linkedin: John Cascone

How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections from Progressing to Sepsis with Dr. Johnny Cascone

If you’ve ever had a Urinary Tract Infection, you know how painful and frustrating it can be, especially if they keep coming back. To say goodbye to burning, frequent urination, and other unpleasant symptoms, start with these changes today. The key is to keep bacteria out of the system. In today’s episode, listen to Dr. Johnny Cascone talks about preventing Urinary Tract Infections from progressing to sepsis. Meet Dr. Johnny Cascone Johnny Cascone board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Johnny Cascone the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. Johnny Cascone lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. Resources: Linkedin: John Cascone

The Common Causes and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections with Dr. Johnny Cascone

Urinary Tract Infections are caused by microbes such as bacteria overcoming the body’s defense in the urinary tract. They can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them. Join us in this episode as Dr. Johnny Cascone explains more about the common causes and symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections. Meet Dr. Johnny Cascone Johnny Cascone board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Johnny Cascone the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. Johnny Cascone lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. Resources: Linkedin: John Cascone

Urinary Tract Infections Pose a Serious Risk to Seniors and Elderly with Dr. Johnny Cascone

In this episode of The Injured Senior Podcast, Dr. Johnny Cascone, an Infectious Disease physician, joins host Steve Heisler to discuss Urinary Tract Infections and their prevalence in the nursing home community. You’ll also learn risk factors, signs, symptoms, and even the best practices on preventing and treating UTIs so they don’t become septic and lead to shock – or even death. Tune in to hear more from Dr. Cascone and his tips and information on Urinary Tract Infections, especially if you’re a caregiver to an elderly loved one.  In This Episode:  [03:00] Dr. Johnny Cascone speaks about the prevalence of UTIs in the elderly population, how often and why they can occur [05:00] Dr. Cascone explains common symptoms and types of UTI’s and how an untreated UTI can turn into sepsis [09:00] Risk factors, Common causes, and predispositions of urinary tract infections [11:00] How untreated infections affects the body and can lead to sepsis and septic shock and best practices for prevention of UTIs and sepsis [15:00] Why UTIs are common in nursing homes and how the use of catheters can affect the probability of an infection [19:30] The best way to deal with UTIs and recognizing symptoms as[…..]

How Families of Elderly Wound Patients Can Detect Infections with Martha Kelso

Early detection is more difficult in the elderly because the typical signs and symptoms, such as fever, are usually absent. Tune in as Martha Kelso answers the frequently – asked question which is: How families of elderly wounded patients detect infections.                          Meet Martha Kelso: Martha Kelso is the Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, the largest mobile wound care provider in the Midwest. Her decades of experience providing advanced wound care, while being a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine, has allowed her to pursue a relentless passion for educating others by offering training and lecturing nationwide. Her team of wound specialists pride themselves on bringing advanced wound care and clinical excellence, supported by evidence-based medicine to the bedside clients and caregivers alike. Kelso is a published author and member of several national advisory boards. Clinical research is important to her and she has served as principal investigator on several clinical research studies/trials. Additionally, Kelso serves as an expert witness for wound litigation cases and serves as a clinical editor for two national publications. Kelso has been a featured speaker at more than 300 educational events and is widely recognized as being a pioneer in[…..]

Moleculight is a Revolutionary Device for Detecting Wound Infections with Martha Kelso

In today’s episode, listen as Martha Kelso talks about Moleculight. An imaging device that is a portable, noninvasive, real-time camera used to visualize the bacterial load in a wound. Meet Martha Kelso: Martha Kelso is the Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, the largest mobile wound care provider in the Midwest. Her decades of experience providing advanced wound care, while being a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine, has allowed her to pursue a relentless passion for educating others by offering training and lecturing nationwide. Her team of wound specialists pride themselves on bringing advanced wound care and clinical excellence, supported by evidence-based medicine to the bedside clients and caregivers alike. Kelso is a published author and member of several national advisory boards. Clinical research is important to her and she has served as principal investigator on several clinical research studies/trials. Additionally, Kelso serves as an expert witness for wound litigation cases and serves as a clinical editor for two national publications. Kelso has been a featured speaker at more than 300 educational events and is widely recognized as being a pioneer in the advanced wound care arena, working tirelessly to shape the future landscape[…..]

Why Infections Are So Prevalent Among Seniors and Elderly with Martha Kelso

As the percentage of our population over age 65 increases, infectious diseases among the elderly are becoming a serious public health concern. But why? Join us in this episode as Martha Kelso explains more about why infections are so prevalent among seniors and elderly. Meet Martha Kelso: Martha Kelso is the Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, the largest mobile wound care provider in the Midwest. Her decades of experience providing advanced wound care, while being a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine, has allowed her to pursue a relentless passion for educating others by offering training and lecturing nationwide. Her team of wound specialists pride themselves on bringing advanced wound care and clinical excellence, supported by evidence-based medicine to the bedside clients and caregivers alike. Kelso is a published author and member of several national advisory boards. Clinical research is important to her and she has served as principal investigator on several clinical research studies/trials. Additionally, Kelso serves as an expert witness for wound litigation cases and serves as a clinical editor for two national publications. Kelso has been a featured speaker at more than 300 educational events and is widely recognized as being[…..]

New Tech that Detects Infections in Elderly Wound Parents w/ Martha Kelso

In this episode of The Injured Senior Podcast, Martha Kelso is back with us again to talk about a new device that’s emerging in long-term care that recognizes infection in seniors. Martha is bedsore and pressure wound expert and the CEO of Wound Care Plus, LLC, a mobile wound care provider in the midwest. Her expertise in this field has allowed her to share her passion and knowledge with many others and she joins us on this episode to chat with host Steve Heisler. Tune in to this episode to learn all about the new exciting technology that is revolutionizing health care for seniors.  In This Episode: [03:23] The problem with diagnosing infections in seniors [05:24] Autoimmune disorders in the elderly and the effect on infections [09:37] Martha speaks about the emerging device, Moleculight, that is changing long-term care for seniors [12:11] How physicians use the device to target and remove bacteria which helps reduce the use of antibiotics for seniors [19:35] Getting this technology accessible to be used across all long-term health care facilities [25:00] Martha shares with Steve what family members of long-term residents should look for when managing their wounds and care Key Takeaways: Avoiding antibiotics in[…..]

How to Fight the Medical System After A Medical Malpractice with Carol Stern and Author David Black

We need to change America’s healthcare system, and take power out of the insurance company’s hands. Listen as Carol Stern and author David Black shares how to fight against the medical system. Meet Carol Stern: Carol Stern is the wife of Gary Stern, the subject of Ripped Apart: Living Misdiagnosed, a true story of one of the largest medical malpractice awards in U.S. history. This real-life account of how a husband and wife’s love was tested during the darkest of times. It pulls back the curtain in detail what it is like to suffer due to doctors’ mistakes and their refusal to admit they made them. Carol recounts in honest detail how her husband Gary spent three years with his internal organs on the outside of his body. More importantly, Carol reveals how she stopped at nothing to make sure Gary was under the best possible care at all times, even if that meant taking things into her own hands. Resources: Ripped Apart: Living MisdiagnosedRipped Apart Facebook Page