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Masimo Announces Masimo SafetyNet-Open™

2020 19 Jun

Suite of Integrated Turnkey Tools Helps Businesses, Governments, and Schools Reopen and Stay Open Responsibly During COVID-19 IRVINE, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Masimo  (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced Masimo SafetyNet-Open™, designed to help businesses, governments, and schools more responsibly manage employee and student health and safety... Read more

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Adaptable Approach to Hospital Preparedness for Acute Surge Events

2020 30 Apr

Smooth clinical operations of a facility are based on the adequate and consistent availability of staff, space, equipment, and a coordination mechanism. However, under acute surge events such as local epidemics or pandemics like the ongoing COVID-19, healthcare facilities may consider a viable preparedness plan. Staff capacity, both clinical and... Read more

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Spotlight on Sepsis

2018 30 Dec

In 2015, UPMC a global multi-hospital system that has over 40 hospitals and 85,000 employees, began a new sepsis initiative to increase the speed of identification and treatment of sepsis patients. According to the CDC, sepsis is a major cause of preventable patient deaths in hospitals. It’s estimated one in three patients who die in hospitals... Read more

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Noise pollution in hospitals a growing problem

2018 19 Nov

Noise levels in hospitals regularly exceed international recommendations, and the problem is getting worse, according to an editorial in the BMJ by a research team from King's College London and the University of the Arts London (UAL). You might also like : Music room soundproofing to reduce hospital noise Excessive noise can impact patients'... Read more

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Cardiac Arrest Centres - the Fourth Link

2016 01 Aug

Treatment of cardiac arrest out of hospital has improved over the last few years. Unlike other acute conditions such as trauma few countries have implemented a regional system of cardiac arrest centres. In their review, Eldar Søreide, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway and Michael Busch, Department... Read more

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How to Implement Patient Blood Management Bundles

2016 28 Jun

Guidance on how to implement patient blood management (PBM) in a hospital is provided in an article just published in Transfusion Medicine Reviews . Corresponding author Prof. Dr. Patrick Meybohm (pictured), from the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany... Read more

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ESA2016: Death by Resuscitation?

2016 07 Jun

When anaesthesiologist Sharon Einav took her car to be repaired on the way to hospital one day, she wondered why the mechanic was just leaning on his car. It took a while to realise he was having a heart attack, she related at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London in May. This lack of situational awareness was an example she used to show how the chain of... Read more

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Study: Implementation of ICU Infection Control Practices Inconsistent

2014 30 Jan

According to a new study, the largest of its kind, U.S. hospital intensive care units (ICUs) show uneven compliance with infection prevention policies. The findings are published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC),... Read more