Every med school hires standardized patients. But these days, simulated patients have gone high tech -- with mannequins that can simulate heart attacks, make urine, breathe, blink their eyes, even go into coma. Are they robots? Well... sort of.
Patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant are more likely to get on the organ transplant list if they are better versed in the intricacies of the healthcare system and their disease, researchers suggested.
Many of the technologies that are now or will be in hybrid or integrated operating rooms make it a new environment for many surgeons.
Reprocessing has transitioned from an emerging trend to a widely regarded, increasingly standard practice across the country.
It is critical for clinicians to understand and address risk factors associated with the unwanted development of pressure ulcers in surgical settings.
Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens from needle stick injuries and other sharp objects remains a serious problem for all the wrong reasons.
Of the 7,500 hospitals in the U.S, as many as 4,500 of them could either be in the midst of expansion or have experienced it in the last two years.
Available information is being gathered, but when we talk about reporting needle sticks and sharps injuries, many aren't reported. It’s happening on a daily basis in every facility, in a lot of different departments, and the OR is being impacted a lot more because we’re around so many sharp pieces of equipment and patients.
Advances in consumer technology are changing how we look at visualization in the OR.
Devices used in advanced surgical approaches such as MIS may result in an upfront increase in surgery/supply costs; however, they are crucial to reduce the post-operative, post-discharge clinical and economic burden.
To learn more about surgical lighting in general and one company and product in specific, here is an interview with the CEO of Invuity, a firm founded in 2004 by an orthopedic surgeon and optical engineer, and which specializes in “sophisticated optical technology to provide surgical access and brilliant illumination for deep incisions.”
Medicare has made nearly $70 million in overpayments to suppliers of consumers’ medical equipment, and more than half of that money is unlikely to be recovered, according to a new report.
The number of people who died in the hospital has fallen just 8 percent over 10 years, despite a big emphasis on letting people die in hospice or even at home, new federal statistics show.
The Senate overwhelmingly passed a largely symbolic resolution calling for repeal of a 2.3 percent tax on medical device companies on Thursday. It applies to a range of medical products - from bedpans to expensive heart devices - many manufactured in the home states of the senators backing the repeal.
Switching to the minimally invasive forms of some common surgeries could have saved an estimated $14 billion in healthcare spending in 2009, researchers said. The estimated savings are a combination of lower medical costs and reduced workplace absenteeism.