Whether to invest in new tools for minimally-invasive procedures should be more than a question of upfront cost.
When lint or other debris manages to contaminate your surgical tools, the effects can be devastating.
If addressed properly, patient transfer can have major effects on patient experience and help reduce preventable nurse injuries.
The busier the environment at your hospital or medical facility, the more difficult it is to track all the steps of surgical prepping with manual processes.
The proper products and processes can significantly decrease the chances of wrong-site surgery and other "never" events.
Radial access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was not linked with a significant risk of clinically detected neurologic complications compared with femoral access, a retrospective study found.
A new kind of endoscope technology with a factor of four image improvement over any previous design has recently been demonstrated by researchers from Stanford University. It may lead to flexible endoscopes producing about 80,000 pixels at a resolution of three-tenths of a micron, as compared to 10,000 pixels at three micron resolution for current state of the art.
When her breast surgeon assured her the tumor was isolated to her right breast, and she knew she had no family history of the disease, Vanessa Thiemann still opted for a double mastectomy.
What would you do to reduce the chance of dying of cancer? How far would you go if you had a 70 to 90 percent chance of contracting bowel cancer -- and your uncle, mother, father, and two of your brothers had died from it? Lynne Fisher decided she would do almost anything.
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a concern for 96 percent of operating room nurses responding to an industry survey at the recent Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 60th Annual Congress in San Diego. Adding to that concern is the need for new and better infection prevention strategies which the majority (92 percent) of respondents think is very important.
In a bold experiment in performance pay, complaints from patients at New York City’s public hospitals and other measures of their care — like how long before they are discharged and how they fare afterward — will be reflected in doctors’ paychecks under a plan being negotiated by the physicians and their hospitals.
Small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) can remain quiescent for years, indicating that longer surveillance intervals would be clinically acceptable, researchers suggested.
A panel convened by a major medical group is recommending that Medicare heal its physician payment shortfalls with “drastic changes” in how it reimburses doctors and other providers, rather than seeking more taxpayer money.
Diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy at age 10, 13-year-old Kyah DeSimone lived with the slow stretching of her heart until it became too weak to pump. In October 2012, she was rushed from a friend's sleepover to a local hospital. Now she needs a heart transplant.
A team from Brown University, working with help from the folks at BrainGate, has developed a fully implantable sensor that both shares its readings and recharges wirelessly. The researchers have reported that the new device has been successfully working in three pigs and three macaque monkeys for over a year.