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Your Newborn Baby Has Yellow Skin, Should You Be Concerned?

Most likely what your infant has is known as jaundice. In most cases, newborn or baby jaundice is a minor symptom that will not hurt or affect your baby’s health in anyway. Yellowing of the skin or eyes in a newborn is caused by an increase in the ...

Do Doctors And Nurses Only Wash Their Hands If They Know They Are Being Watched?

A Long Island Hospital installed cameras that captured views of every sink and hand sanitizer in an intensive care unit (ICU). For a period of 4 months, without exposing any personal information, the cameras monitored doctors, nurses and other health ...

Nurses Need To Take Minor Steps To Prevent Major Choking Episodes Or Aspiration Pneumonias.

A pulmonary aspiration is when food, liquids, drinks, stomach contents or secretions enter the lungs or respiratory tract. It is frequently referred to as something that “went down the wrong pipe.” In many cases, the patient will recover without ...

Obstetricians Can’t Blame Birth Forces For Common Shoulder Injury In Babies, Rules New York Appellate Court

One of the most common birth injuries we see is Erb’s Palsy, which is caused by injuries to a baby’s brachial plexus during delivery. There are a variety of factors that can increase the risk of a brachial plexus fracture, which damages the ...

Intravenous Acetaminophen Has Caused Serious Dosing Errors, Especially in Children, That Could Lead To Liver Damage Or Bleeding.

Intravenous (IV) acetaminophen was approved for use in the United States in 2011 and already, there have been numerous reports of medication errors or acetaminophen overdoses, especially in children. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol ...

Electronic Prescribing Of Medications Can Help Reduce Drug Errors.

According to a study posted on MedPage Today, electronic prescribing or e-prescribing significantly reduces the amount of drug or medication errors. Researchers for the University of New South Wales examined 3,291 patient records for medication ...

The Dangers of Testicular Torsion

What is Testicular Torsion? A testicular torsion is when the spermatic cord that leads to a testicle twists or flips around, cutting off the blood supply to the testicle and scrotum. If a torsion is not diagnosed or treated right away, it could lead ...

Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) Have a Higher Rate of Infections Than Adult Intensive Care Units (ICUs).

The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center released their findings related to infections in pediatric ICUs. What they found was that pediatric intensive care units have a higher rate of infections, especially infections that are introduced ...

Doctor Office Visits Are Down And Emergency Room (ER) Visits Are Up. Is Your ER Prepared To Properly Treat You In An Emergency?

It has been noticed that since the recession hit the US in 2008 more people, both with and without health insurance, have been evaluated in hospital emergency departments (ED). At the same time that emergency room visits increased, visits to primary ...

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Is the Most Common Cause of Bacterial Meningitis in Newborns.

A seven year French study showed that Group B strep (GBS) is still the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in newborns. This was the largest ever study of newborn bacterial meningitis that included 444 infants who were diagnosed with bacterial ...

How Are Patients Hemorrhaging, Going Into Shock, Or Bleeding To Death During Hemodialysis Treatment?

It is estimated that close to 400,000 Americans are currently receiving dialysis for end stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. That number has almost tripled in the last two decades and diabetes in the US has reached epidemic proportions. Mor ...

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Issue A Practice Alert On Preventing Urinary Catheter Infections.

The AACN issued a new Practice Alert to stress the importance of catheter assessments to help identify early signs of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). This alert is the latest in a collection of evidence based guideline ...

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