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December 2017 Archives

Even busy hospitals must provide adequate care

Hospitals must ensure that they are doing what they must to keep patients safe. This includes ensuring that the medical team on staff is capable of providing medical care that patients deserve. When medical professionals don't provide care that meets that standard, the doctor or nurse and the hospital might be held accountable for the issue.

The current flu season is likely going to be severe

Many people think of the flu as something that is a miserable excuse to stay home from work for a few days. What you might not realize is that some people who get the flu might require intensive medical care because there are some serious risks associated with this virus. When issues are present, doctors who treat the patients need to make sure they are offering care that meets or exceeds the standard of care.

Don't let a faulty forceps delivery impinge on your baby's future

As nervous as you were about the impending birth of your child, you likely assumed that your baby's -- and your own -- best chance for a healthy delivery was to trust in the knowledgeable expertise of your New Mexico obstetrician. Of course, most of the time, this really is the safest plan, as doctors go through years of specialized training and education to ensure they can provide the best care possible. Sometimes, though, the very instinct telling you to follow your doctor's advice may be leading you astray.

Preemies are at risk of brain injuries, proper care is crucial

One thing that can bring fear to the heart of a preemie parent is hearing about any brain injury. These tiniest of babies are at risk of suffering from some life-threatening injuries. It is imperative that these injuries are handled appropriately and immediately so that the baby doesn't end up with severe damage or even death.

Fight back against medication errors that can kill

We recently discussed the horrors that can come with improper morphine dosages. The fact here is that there are many people who are addicted to narcotics and who try to game the system to get drugs. This is one reason why doctors and other medical professionals must try to ensure that they are adequately controlling pain in patients without contributing to addictions.

Proper morphine dosages must be administered to patients

Patients in the hospital might rely on morphine to help them get the pain relief they need. This is a medication that must be administered very carefully because there are very specific and serious risks that can occur when the drug isn't given properly.