Geneva Healthcare is pleased to offer the complete line of POSI-BLOCK and POSI-COMFORT products. Well-known POSI products are a welcome compliment to Geneva Healthcare’s extensive line of foam and gel positioners.
Available in four sizes (Original, Standard, Pediatric & Bariatric), EHOB’s WAFFLE Seat Cushion redistributes a patient’s weight, provides comfort, and works to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. The cushion features a unique, low-profile design that contours and cradles surgical patients while in the seat.
The rise of these superbugs, along with increased pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread: "Star Wars" machines that emit ultraviolet light or hydrogen peroxide vapors, and germ-resistant copper bed rails, call buttons and IV poles. While these products can help get a room clean, their true impact is still debatable.
Robotic technologies combined with improved sensors and sophisticated intelligence will make inroads into many aspects of medical care, including surgical centers and operating rooms. With a proven ability to automate actions with outstanding repeatability and reliability, the opportunity exists for robots to move into non-critical and routine medical procedures.
The ER has become increasingly important as a place where people go for acute unscheduled care, however there has been little rigorous analysis of its cost structure. A new cost analysis suggests that emergency care accounts for far more than the commonly accepted 1.9 percent of the nation’s $2.6-trillion annual health care bill. It’s more likely between 4.9 and 5.8 percent.
Roboticists are currently developing machines that have the potential to help patients with caregiving tasks, such as housework, feeding and walking. But before they reach the care recipients, assistive robots will first have to be accepted by healthcare providers such as nurses and nursing assistants.
Five of the ten largest medical device markets in the world are in Western Europe; Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain. Like all other sectors, the medical device markets will be impacted by the current eurozone crisis in the short term. This is a danger for domestic manufacturing industries, especially in Germany, which rely on demand for exports of their products.
Eighty-four million people―nearly half of all working-age U.S. adults―went without health insurance for a time last year or had out-of-pocket costs that were so high relative to their income they were considered underinsured, according to the Commonwealth Fund 2012 Biennial Health Insurance Survey.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 12 watt infrared LED light emitter, designed to provide output and operation suitable for medical applications. The LEDLB-4E-IR-M-110V 110 Volt Medical Infrared LED Light Bar provides those in the medical fields with a powerful and effective source of infrared light.
Tronex Healthcare introduces its Sterile Nitrile Powder-Free Fully Textured Examination Gloves. These advanced gloves are 100 percent latex free, featuring a fully textured surface for an improved grip in both wet and dry environments and for various procedures.
Calzuro footwear is Latex free and can be worn in the OR or anywhere. Made in Italy, the material is thermo-injectable anti-static copolymer rubber compound and halogen-free. Thirteen colors, two styles, and various accessories (heel strap kit and comfort insoles) are available.
Will a universal EMR save dollars? Not right away, but in the near future, absolutely. Will it improve the safety, quality and efficiency of medical care and thereby save lives. Definitely. Is there any reason to maintain our system of primitive individual medical isolation? None at all, continued delay would be ridiculous.
Placing healthy organs in the same container we use to keep soda cold at a picnic seems archaic. But until recently, it was the only option hospitals had. That changed with heart-in-a-box. In 2006, surgeons in Europe transplanted the first heart using the TransMedics Organ Care System, a portable device that kept the heart "alive" -- beating, with blood and oxygen flowing through it -- during transport.
The Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative (CtSQC), a statewide group of 20 hospitals, meets regularly to share quality outcomes including successes and best practices for the benefit of all patients in the state. The CtSQC announced that six additional hospitals are joining this effort.
The annual Leape Ahead Award honors the dedication of Dr. Lucian Leape toward the advancement of efficient, effective, and caring delivery of medicine in the U.S. It also underscores ACPE's strong commitment to patient safety and quality, as well as the lifelong development and support of physician leaders.