Gross failure led to newborn baby’s death at Walsall MLU, coroner rules

Gross failure contributed to the death of baby boy who died hours after being born, a coroner has ruled. Six vital failings during and after the birth of Zachary Johnson in Walsall could have contributed to his death, Black Country Coroner’s Court heard. Area coroner Joanne Lees said Zachary’s heart rate had not been monitored every five minutes during stage two of Joanne Johnson’s labour, as per NICE and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust guidance. Further failures included not ensuring a waterproof sonic aid was available to monitor Zachary’s heart rate while Mrs Johnson was in a birthing pool. Coroner Lees said Mrs Johnson should never have been allowed to give birth in pool in the first place once midwives at Walsall Manor Hospital’s midwifery-led unit realised the correct equipment was not available. But once in the pool, Mrs Johnson should also have been removed to ensure Zachary’s heart rate could be measured, while the resuscitation procedure carried out on the baby on October 15, 2016, once he had been born, was also found to be incorrect and inadequate. The inquest heard chest compressions had not been carried out at certain stages of the ...

Automotive Smart Display Sales Upsurge with Major Players Contributing Heavily towards Market Growth, reports Fact.MR study

The automotive smart display is a wireless touch screen display device providing distraction-free access to multimedia functions, navigation, driver safety features, real-time diagnostics of the vehicle including tire pressure, engine heat indicators, etc. Modern smart display systems also include vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity to enhance customer experience. Improving safety, providing comfort, and enhancing driver experience are the priorities for the automotive sector currently. Smart display manufacturers are providing cutting-edge smart display applications. With an increase in the integration of vehicle functions in a display application, smart display manufacturers are providing LCD and TFT-LCD display panels with unique designs. OEMs are also focusing on offering smart automotive display system for a cost-sensitive market. Along with the single-touch screen platform, manufacturers are also integrating gesture control technology in the smart display system. The focus is also on offering audible navigational assistance system and 360°video imaging technology that displays 3D view of vehicle surrounding, thereby improving safety. According to...