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.