Understanding Obesity Part 1: How it is Determined and Associated Health Risks

While most Americans are aware that obesity is a growing trend and concern within the country, understanding how it is identified and how exactly it affects the body is not necessarily common knowledge. More than a third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the CDC, with tens of billions of dollars being utilized annually [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Birth-related Medical Errors

Childbirth, one of the most anticipated and anxiety-inducing medical experiences possible, has thankfully become much less terrifying due to modern medicine; between 1915 and 1997, the infant mortality rate declined to 90%, and the maternal mortality rate declined to almost 99% in the U.S.[1] However, fears regarding the event are still pervasive, and for good [...]

By | February 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Not Just the Professionals: Understanding Nursing Student Errors

We’ve already covered a number of types of medical errors that can be made by nurses and other medical staff on this blog, but one often overlooked but key demographic it is important not to forget are nursing students. When performing RN duties, student nurses are held to the same standard of care as registered [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments