Prescribing the correct medication can help minimize a patient’s pain and suffering and ensure he/she attains optimal recovery. However, whether it’s the wrong prescription or incorrect dosage, a medication error can have the opposite effect, leading to severe complications or death. In this article, we will discuss common types of medication errors and how these mistakes affect patients. If … [Read more...] about What Are the Types of Medication Errors?
Many women seeking a permanent form of birth control opt for tubal ligation surgery. However, this invasive operation carries a high risk of damage to the vessels connected to the ovaries, leading to severe and potentially life-threatening complications. If you’re an attorney involved in a post tubal ligation syndrome lawsuit, the legal nurse consultants at Cardinal LifeCare Consulting can assist … [Read more...] about Common Symptoms in a Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome Lawsuit
Pressure ulcers might be fairly common in hospitals and nursing homes, but they’re entirely preventable when healthcare providers reposition patients at regular intervals. When providers are negligent and patients develop bedsores, immediate treatment is necessary to prevent serious complications such as sepsis, cellulitis, and cancer. If you’re an attorney and representing a patient who suffered … [Read more...] about Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes Part 2: Nursing Care Plan After the Damage Is Done
Bedridden patients and those confined to wheelchairs are at a high risk of developing pressure ulcers. Also known as “bedsores,” these skin lesions can progress quickly and, if left untreated, can lead to infections, cancer, and other serious complications. Family members and loved ones who want to be on the lookout for may wonder what is a beginning sign of pressure sores? In this article, … [Read more...] about Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes Part 1: Early Signs & Prevention
Certain medical conditions can be difficult to diagnose, with symptoms taking doctors on a detour before they arrive at the right answer. Unfortunately for the patient, a misdiagnosis can delay treatment and lead to further complications. In this article, we’ll explore the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions and how these errors can affect patients. At Cardinal LifeCare Consulting, we provide … [Read more...] about Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors often require complex surgeries, round-the-clock monitoring, and long-term rehabilitation to reach maximum medical improvement. The lifetime costs for these treatments can run as high as $3 million for a single patient. Victims and their families are often in need of traumatic brain injury financial assistance, but programs are both limited and scarce. At … [Read more...] about Nursing Care Plan for Traumatic Brain Injury: Financial Assistance & Treatment