Stephanie Nano, AP It looks like doctors aren't the only ones who should scrub before surgery. Bathing patients with an antiseptic and squirting medicated ointment up their noses dramatically cut the rate of dangerous staph infections afterward, researchers found. A second study found the antiseptic did a better job of preventing infections than the reddish-brown iodine solution that's been used for decades to swab the skin before an operation.
Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj, Director of The Aesthetic Institute of New York and New Jersey, recently started using Twitter as a means of disseminating the latest information in facial plastic surgery techniques, new products and beauty trends to his patients and anyone else interested in facial rejuvenation.
Kimberly-Clark Health Care recently announced the findings of their prospective, randomized, controlled, multi-center trial on cuffed versus uncuffed endotracheal tubes in small children, which has been published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia . The study found that the incidence of tube exchange was 15 times less in children who received cuffed ET tubes than those who received uncuffed ET tubes.
Vision USA offers the Lana Loupe Fit Over Telescope glasses that can be worn over prescription, safety or safety laser glasses. According to the company, features include: Lightweight, high-quality optical lens and available in 2.5x and 3.5x. The ability for the telescopes to flip up or down in front of you prescription/safety/safety laser glasses.
Ingen Technologies, Inc. introduces the new Oxyview Pulse Oximeter. The Oxyview Pulse Oximeter is a device to check patient blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) level and pulse rate. According to the company, features include: The ability to fit both Adult and Pediatric patients.
Spectrum Labs' full line of OR equipment drapes are 100 percent latex-free and made in the USA. According to the company, the drapes are strong and durable, and feature: A soft anti-stat material, with medical grade tape strips. Clear polyethylene that will not obstruct view.
Study shows bacterial contamination associated with home-laundered surgical scrubs is significantly greater than other options. Facility-laundered, third-party laundered and single-use scrubs are “cleaner.” January 8, 2010 A study comparing the aerobic bacterial bioburden associated with surgical scrub attire shows significantly greater contamination among home-laundered attire than scrubs laundered by the healthcare facility, scrubs sent out by the facility to a third-party company for laundering, or single use/disposable scrubs.
Unlike some forms of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gowns or masks which are worn only during particular situations, gloves are worn constantly on a daily basis. This video clip from HCPros "Personal Protective Equipment Training Video," shows how to safely put on and remove medical gloves.
This is a surgical procedure of laparoscopic myomectomy being performed with the use of da Vinci Surgical System. This patient had minimal blood loss and was able to go home from the hospital within 23 hours. Return to normal activity within two weeks.
A surgical mask is not a respirator and that's an important distinction for you and your employer to understand. So let’s review the significant differences between the two. You have a right to a safe and healthful workplace.
Jeffrey J. Larson, M.D. performs a minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery using the anterior approach.
Three hospital malpractice lawsuits have been filed recently against facilities that allegedly failed to treat patients in a timely manner, contributing to the deaths of one adult woman and two newborns. Two of the lawsuits were filed against University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas by women who claim that the hospital failed to treat them while they were in labor, resulting in the deaths of their newborn children.
Tennessee doctors continue to fend off the vast majority of malpractice suits filed, but the five-year trend is unmistakable, and the price of success seems to grow higher every year. Physicians and their insurance companies traditionally close up to 85 percent of malpractice cases without paying a penny to plaintiffs, but in the latest year of data available, 2007, the cost of those wins was up 17.
Stanford Hospital ’s pneumatic tube system is a medical care superhighway January 6, 2010 Stanford Hospital Chief Engineer Leander Robinson at one of the pneumatic tube system's control clusters. (Photo: Business Wire) One of the most important working parts of Stanford Hospital is practically invisible and its invention dates back more than 200 years.
Are you listening to your patients? Are they telling you all that they should be? Why surgeon communication skills are crucial. January 6, 2010 I read a blog yesterday in which the author wrote about her father. Her father has a significant family history related to cancer---his own father and his brother had died from the same form.