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Medical Center Decreases Manual Charting Events During Surgery By 90 Percent

October 4, 2010 7:53 am | News | Comments

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has bridged the gap anesthesiologists have been battling between time spent manually charting data points throughout surgical procedures versus the amount of time devoted to making crucial patient care decisions. Penn State Hershey implemented Cerner CareAware® technology, which enables connectivity between devices and the electronic health record (EHR), and Draeger anesthesia machines and...

Nurses Are The Greatest Ally Of Medical Students

October 4, 2010 7:52 am | by Shawn Vuong | Articles | Comments

Besides the fact that I am going to marry one, I want to say that nurses are the greatest ally to the medical student. “Nurses can make or break you.”  I don’t remember where I read this quote, so I do not know who to give the credit to, but the quote is true.  Nurses talk about doctors and medical students all of the time.

Second Skin

October 4, 2010 7:52 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

The hands are one of, if not the, most important surgical tool. Protecting them with the right surgical glove is necessary for patient and staff safety, as well as a procedure’s overall success. October 5, 2010 Infection control and patient and staff safety standards demand surgical team members to don gloves for protection against bloodborne pathogens and other infection risks.


Purchasing Fluid Waste Products

October 4, 2010 6:55 am | Multisorb Technologies | Articles | Comments

Russell D’Anna Business Development Leader, Spill Control Multisorb Technologies, Inc. October 4, 2010 There are several key points to remember when purchasing fluid waste control products to prevent occupational exposure when capturing the bio-waste inside of OR unit suction canisters.

The Day That Medicine Broke Her And Destroyed Her Innocence

October 4, 2010 6:54 am | by Jordan Grumet, MD | Articles | Comments

I was a third-year medical student in the first week of my obstetrics rotation. The obstetrics program was known to be high-pressure, its residents among the best. Mostly women, they were a hard-core group–smart, efficient, motivated–and they scared the heck out of us medical students.

Test-Tube Baby Pioneer Wins Medicine Nobel

October 4, 2010 6:53 am | News | Comments

Karl Ritter, Associated Press Writers Malin Rising, Associated Press Writers October 4, 2010 STOCKHOLM (AP) — Robert Edwards of Britain won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for developing in-vitro fertilization, a breakthrough that ignited heated controversy in the 1970s but has helped millions of infertile couples since then have children.

US Apologizes For '40s Syphilis Study In Guatemala

October 4, 2010 6:53 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — American scientists deliberately infected prisoners and patients in a mental hospital in Guatemala with syphilis 60 years ago, a recently unearthed experiment that prompted U.S. officials to apologize Friday and declare outrage over "such reprehensible research.

Toronto Anesthesiologist Accused Of 29 Sex Attacks

October 4, 2010 6:52 am | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — Twenty-nine women have alleged that a doctor sexually assaulted them while they were under anesthetic, and police warned Thursday there could be more victims. Anesthesiologist George Doodnaught, 61, was already facing three counts of sexual assault before police announced 26 more charges Thursday.


Health Overhaul Centerpiece Endures Growing Pains

October 4, 2010 6:52 am | News | Comments

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a centerpiece of President Barack Obama's health care remake, a lifeline available right now to vulnerable people whose medical problems have made them uninsurable. But the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan started this summer isn't living up to expectations.

Paying Doctors For Patient Performance

October 1, 2010 6:51 am | by Pauline W. Chen, MD | Articles | Comments

Not long ago, a fellow doctor told me that his local health care insurers, in an effort to improve care and rein in costs, had been evaluating physicians and paying them according to their “quality ranking.” With “pay for performance” reimbursement, doctors who had, for example, managed more timely follow-up and achieved better test results with their diabetic or hypertensive patients would rank more highly and earn more...

Prevent Infection And Keep Staff Safe

October 1, 2010 6:51 am | by Kathy Sheerin Vice President of Marketing, Flagship Surgical, LLC | Flagship Surgical, LLC | Articles | Comments

What should surgical professionals consider when purchasing fluid waste control products to ensure infection control and staff safety in the OR? October 1, 2010 The two biggest concerns in every OR are the prevention of infection and the safety of the workers.

Long-Lasting Surgical Skin Marker

October 1, 2010 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Viscot Medical introduces the Mini XL, a new surgical skin marker that, according to the company, lasts 10 times longer than traditional skin markers after pre-operative scrubbing with alcohol-based antiseptics such as Chloraprep or Duraprep. Additionally, the Mini XL offers: Clinicians the ability to use the appropriate antiseptic agents to prevent surgical site infections and still comply with the Joint Commission Protocol for...

“Diamond Dusting” Of Instruments

October 1, 2010 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hunter Products, Inc.  provides a solution to improve and renew micro-electronic tools, surgical instruments and micro-laboratory instruments with the Hunter Carbitron 300, the technique for “DIAMOND DUSTING” medical instruments by manufacturers and on-site at hospitals.

Scarless Thyroidectomy System

October 1, 2010 6:49 am | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Automated Medical Products Corp. introduces a new Iron Intern® product, the Pier Giulianatti Scarless Thyroidectomy System. The product is designed by Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD, FAC. A world-renowned robotic surgeon, president of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), Distinguished Lloyd M.

Navy Journal From 1801: Tobacco Smoke Saves Lives

October 1, 2010 6:47 am | News | Comments

Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — For some 19th-century British navy surgeons, reviving men who nearly drowned after falling overboard required what is now a rather unorthodox treatment: tobacco smoke. The treatment is documented in an 1801 journal, one of more than 1,000 navy medical officers' reports released Thursday by Britain's National Archives.


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