Are Texas nurses required to initiate CPR?

 

Many adults in Texas have likely learned the basics of CPR, or cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, at some point in their lives. While not everyone may remember
exactly what to do, the basics are likely ingrained in many locals’
memories. Most Texans will probably never have to use CPR, but those who
work in healthcare have different legal responsibilities than do laypersons,
especially when it comes to initiating lifesaving measures.
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Brain Performance Institute to Open in Dallas

 

According to a brain specialist working out of Houston, our ideas about
the brain are extremely outdated. Dr. Chapman has been working with patients
suffering from cognitive injuries due to traumatic brain injury and says
the brain is one of the most misunderstood areas of our bodies. It is
true that the brain has just recently become a focus of interest for treating
many different type of ailments. For those brain injury sufferers struggling
with a TBI, a new research facility is set to open in Dallas in 2017.
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Misdiagnoses and their potential for serious injury

 

Receiving the proper diagnosis is key to understanding, managing and treating
any sort of medical condition. This is especially true when a female patient
is pregnant, as certain conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure
can change how a pregnancy needs to be handled. In some instances, a misdiagnosis
could even contribute to
birth injuries or other serious injury to a fetus, a newborn or a pregnant woman. However,
a new government report shows that most Americans will receive at least
one misdiagnosis in their lifetime.
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Inducing Labor and the Health of Mother and Unborn Child

 

Most Houston-area mothers vividly remember the births of their children,
especially if they had a difficult labor. A troublesome or prolonged labor,
in addition to being memorable as well as uncomfortable, can also be reason
for a doctor to induce labor. Speeding up the natural process of labor,
though, can carry risks and is typically only done for legitimate medical reasons.
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What can I expect when discussing a medical malpractice case?

 

A family grieving the loss of a loved one rarely wants to initiate a lawsuit;
however, in many instances a civil suit is the only way to hold a negligent
doctor, hospital or other entity accountable. Still, taking one’s
case to a Houston medical malpractice attorney may be very difficult.
A family is likely dealing with a variety of intense emotions, coping
with ongoing grief and shock and struggling to overcome new financial
challenges. What can families expect when they talk to an attorney about
medical malpractice and wrongful death?
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