Healthcare serial killers do share common traits. And if the policies keep this in check – they may just help reduce the uprising cases of serial murders.


A study that surveyed nurses across the United States has discovered that nurses lack knowledge in postpartum risks for mothers—thus, possibly causing the nation’s rise in maternal death rates. Where concern is mostly placed on the baby’s health, mother’s wellbeing is not top on the priority—this results in situation whereby nurses might miss out on the signs displayed in postpartum mothers before they discharge, which might lead to later complications.


On 11 August 2017, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in the United Kingdom, dropped its 12-year long ‘normal birth’ campaign. Officials reveal the campaign is to blame for unnecessary deaths, and for sending the wrong message to future mothers – that they were failures for accepting medical intervention during childbirth.


Patient deaths can cause depression and burnouts among healthcare professionals. It can lead to medical errors, which in turn can create further negative psychosocial effects – making healthcare professionals the “second victim”. Doctors are calling for their peers to take a step back and offer support to one another for the sake of their mental health.


Three nurses from Affinity Medical Centre, in Ohio accidentally overdosed on Fentanyl – from working at close proximity with opioid addicts.


Recent study showed that obese patients undergoing cardiac surgery are considered a greater burden on the ICU than normal-weight patients.


Adopting the concept from the business world, many healthcare providers are leaning towards design thinking application in their practices. This involves a multidisciplinary team contributing new ideas to improve patient management and better manoeuvre around the workspace.


Drop Out Club (DOC) has offered over 37,000 healthcare professionals from numerous countries a solution after having left their conventional careers. A representative from the organisation itself, Heather Clisby, shares a little about DOC’s background and what’s in the pipeline for the organisation with MIMS in this exclusive two-part interview.


A study that pored over 3 million birth data in California has revealed an interesting correlation between sleep disorders and premature births. Conclusively, mothers who had less than 40 winks would most likely give birth to babies at less than 40 weeks of gestation.


Drop Out Club (DOC) has offered over 37,000 healthcare professionals from numerous countries a solution after having left their conventional careers. A representative from the organisation itself, Heather Clisby, shares a little about DOC’s background and what’s in the pipeline for the organisation with MIMS in this exclusive two-part interview.


French obstetrician, Frederick Leboyer spent his life advocating babies’ rights during childbirth. He believed that in the heat of the labour room, the babies’ needs have been overlooked. Introducing a method initially criticised by doctors, labour rooms around the world have since changed for the better.
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