The North Shore-LIJ Health System is expanding a first-of-its-kind video monitoring system used to measure hand-washing compliance at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, by introducing cameras in operating rooms at Forest Hills (NY) Hospital.
After having both hips replaced, Paula Spurlock expected to face months of rehabilitation to regain strength and mobility. However, she never expected to have an allergic reaction to the implants. A new blood test may make it possible to detect these allergies before the surgery takes place.
Dr. Angel Caldera, a cardiologist at Scott & White Hospital in Texas, discusses a new alternative for open heart surgery that is less invasive. According to Caldera, it involves implanting a new valve in the patient's heart with the use of catheters.
A recent study finds that most heart patients want a more active role in critical decisions about their healthcare. Dr. Harlan Krumholz, one of the researchers behind the new study, discusses this topic with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.
It's a national healthcare crisis that is flying under the radar a bit. There just aren't enough doctors in our country these days. The doctor shortage has hit rural parts of the United States especially hard, but there may be some feasible solutions.
The Murnaghan family of Newrown, Pa., is fighting a little known organ transplant policy that is effectively pushing 10-year-old daughter Sarah to the bottom of the adult transplant waiting list because it mandates that adult lungs be offered to all adult patients before they can be offered to someone under 12 years old.
The lawsuit claims the clinic changed its rules for senior surgeons after he asked to have his hours reduced and to be taken off of on-call duties. It claims previous doctors were allowed to reduce their workloads and stop being on call between the ages of 55 and 60 while maintaining benefits.
If Sarah Murnaghan were 12 years old, she would be at the top of the adult lung transplant list because she only has weeks to live and a lung transplant would as-good-as cure her of cystic fibrosis. But she's not 12, and if she doesn't get new lungs, she might not even make it to 11.
Renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum, who extended the careers of many big leaguers by repairing injuries that once would've ended their playing days, has died. He was 65. Yocum had been the team orthopedist of the Los Angeles Angels for 36 years.
Patients undergoing planned surgery appear more likely to die if they have their operation at the end of the week. The mortality rate was lowest for patients having operations on Monday, and increased for each subsequent day of the week. The odds of death were 44 percent higher for operations on a Friday than a Monday.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) Nuvo introduces the Nuvo VistOR MS LED Surgical light. The VistOR MS LED light provides 120,000 lux, excellent shadow control, unique pattern adjustment, and the Nuvo sterile handle controls. According to the company, this product is available in a single-, dual-, or triple-ceiling mounted system.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology can prewarm surgical patients and warm patients throughout the surgical journey even in procedures lasting an hour or less. Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology patient warming products offer a simple solution to hypothermia. The patient warming products are based on technology pioneered by NASA.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) NDS Surgical Imaging's ScaleOR is a universal video format scaler and converter, the first of its kind, designed specifically for the healthcare industry. Until now, OR staff had to deal with numerous devices to surmount the challenges presented by the signal complexities of video conversion. With ScaleOR, one single device can now make the bridge between analog and digital, standard definition and high definition.
Studies have shown that without encouragement, hospital workers wash their hands as little as 30 percent of the time that they interact with patients. So in addition to video snooping, hospitals across the country are training hand-washing coaches, handing out rewards like free pizza and coffee coupons, and admonishing with “red cards.”
An intracranial bleed? You couldn’t do much worse than miss an intracranial bleed. How had I let my craze to decrease my patient load overtake proper medical care? I had failed to check the head CT! I was appalled at myself, mortified by my negligence. I stumbled through the rest of the day, an acrid mix of shame and guilt churning inside me.