• Sleep disorders in pregnant mothers linked to premature births
    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”: Explore the alternatives – Part One
    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.
  • The man who introduced the Leboyer method: A call for births without violence
    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.
  • Doctors in the making: 3 new and innovative teaching methods at medicals schools today
    As the burden of healthcare increases for future generations of doctors, while the conventional model of lecturing and passive learning fosters disengagement and frustration – many medical schools are leaning towards a greater focus on student-centric learning strategies.
  • 3 current health trends that are puzzling doctors
    With the advancement of technology, more bizarre health trends from all around the world are coming to light as the year goes by.
  • What nurses need to know about medication errors
    As nurses make up the largest proportion of care providers, they are most likely to make medication errors. They are potentially responsible for committing medication errors as high as 50 – 80% prior to reaching the patient.
  • Stethoscope hygiene often overlooked by healthcare professionals, study reveals
    The sterility of stethoscopes is an important aspect of clinical practice that is routinely overlooked by medical professionals. A study published in the American Journal of Infection Control further illuminates the abysmal rates of stethoscope hygiene that were carried out during a four-week pilot project.
  • How a nurse can balance patient care and parenting
    Nursing is a noble and rewarding job. However, it also brings hassles as nurses have to deal with physical demanding tasks on a daily basis. Here, we look at some of the best tips for juggling parenting and a nursing career.
  • How nurses can effectively deal with resuscitation events
    For nurses dealing with a resuscitation event for the first time, the nervousness may lead to an inability to think rationally. Whenever the opportunity arises, senior nurses and medical emergency teams (MET) should encourage graduate nurses to be involved in the process.
  • Falsification of documents in nursing a felony
    The falsification of information is a serious matter, especially in healthcare. When carried out by nurses, it signals to the employers that they are not trustworthy – and can lead to immense consequences.