Medication errors are far too common, partly because pharmacies depend on humans to get the job done without much oversight. While they aren't an industry standard yet, there is a forecast that shows that dispensing machines for medications are well on their way to becoming more commonplace. These machines can be automated or manual, depending on what type of system is the best for the specific application.
There is a delicate balance that has to happen when a pregnant woman goes into labor. When she goes into the hospital, the nursing staff and other medical professionals caring for her need to focus on her and the baby. Part of this is done by properly monitoring both patients. When this happens, some issues might be prevented.
Doctors are entrusted with the life of every patient they see. Even when the issues the patient has are minor, the doctor is still expected to provide care that is in line with the standard of care. Most doctors take their duties seriously and put their patients' needs at the top of their priority list. There are others who don't try to do this and end up causing patients harm.
Before 2019 ends, many New Mexico residents will undergo various types of surgical procedures. Some operations will take place in outpatient settings while other, more complex surgeries require overnight or even days of observation and follow-up treatment. If you plan to have surgery or an urgent situation arises that prompts an on-the-spot decision to operate, it is critical that you understand the jobs of the members of your medical team.
The nature of a spinal cord injury means that medical professionals have to be on the lookout for other conditions when they are caring for a person with this type of injury. One of the particularly problematic issues that might manifest is sepsis. Oftentimes, this occurs in response to an infection, such as a urinary tract infection, that is due to the effects of the damage to the spinal cord.