Last month we posted a blog describing Apgar scores and how they are used. Apgar scores are a quick assessment of a baby done at one, five and often 10 minutes after birth. It is a system that gives a score from 0 to 10 and assesses the baby’s heart rate, muscle tone, and other
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One of the basic principles underlying all medical care is a patient’s right to make informed decisions about their medical treatment. Health care providers have an obligation to discuss with you the risks and benefits of any treatment being proposed. They must also let you know about viable alternatives to that treatment, and the risks
Doctors in several Lower Mainland hospitals are using virtual reality and robots to make emergency room visits for children as pain-free as possible. ER physician Dr. Amir Behboudi started using virtual reality (VR) goggles with children during potentially scary experiences like having an IV inserted or receiving stitches, and found that the results were positive.
The team at Pacific Medical Law wishes you all of the magic and wonder of the holidays, and we hope that you are able to be with loved ones during this joyous season. We know that people living with cerebral palsy can sometimes feel isolated, especially around the holidays. Charisse Hogan is a young woman living
The Apgar score is a set of numbers assigned to a baby at birth to quickly report on the well-being of the baby immediately after birth. Named after Dr. Virginia Apgar who developed the system over 65 years ago, the Apgar score provides a standardized method for reporting the status of a baby immediately after birth,