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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CVP

Anaesthesia News

I am not arguing that a static CVP value should be used to predict a patient’s volume status, or volume responsiveness? Absolutely not. However, there is tremendous meaning in the CVP as the starting point for a basic lesson in hemodynamics. The CVP is the fulcrum of cardiovascular physiology at the bedside; understanding the genesis of the CVP lays the foundation for interpretation of hemodynamic intervention in the ICU as well as interpretation of bedside echocardiography.

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Navigating ADA Compliance Requirements for Medical Facilities

CME Corp

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, is a pivotal piece of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public private places open to the public. For medical facilities, compliance with ADA standards is not just a legal obligation but a moral imperative to ensure that all patients, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities, have access to

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Following up with long-term survivor of CAR T cell therapy

The Stitch

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient Matt Rea flew to Houston to receive CD19 CAR-T cells from his identical twin brother Will Rea. The post Following up with long-term survivor of CAR T cell therapy appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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I Just Need You To Care

AAS

“I just need you to care!” I was a chief resident, and I was yelling. The source of my righteous indignation is a long clinical story, but it boils down to the following principle: my patient’s concerns had been disregarded and they were sent home from the ER without a proper workup. It was now […] The post I Just Need You To Care appeared first on Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).

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Should You Get a DNP? What to Know Before Applying | Omaha

Nebraska Methodist College

Have you been thinking about pursuing your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) ? Discover what you need to know before applying to a doctoral nursing program.

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INITIATION, MAINTENANCE AND WEANING OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION

Anaesthesia News

[link] DR.P.NAGALAKSHMI, Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Pondicherry.

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Laser, wax or sugar? Choosing the right hair removal option

The Stitch

Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde helps patients find the right hair removal method and offers tips on how to avoid problems when shaving. The post Laser, wax or sugar? Choosing the right hair removal option appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Gen AI Healthcare Accelerated: Dozens of Companies Adopt Meta Llama 3 NIM

NVIDIA: Healthcare

Meta Llama 3, Meta’s openly available state-of-the-art large language model — trained and optimized using NVIDIA accelerated computing — is dramatically boosting healthcare and life sciences workflows, helping deliver applications that aim to improve patients’ lives. Now available as a downloadable NVIDIA NIM inference microservice at ai.nvidia.com , Llama 3 is equipping healthcare developers, researchers and companies to innovate responsibly across a wide variety of applications.

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Nurse leaders, vendors must collaborate effectively

OR Manager

Is working with a healthcare vendor a necessary evil? For leaders in the perioperative space, where vendors abound, it may be tempting to answer “yes.” The relationship between vendors and nurse leaders is More » The post Nurse leaders, vendors must collaborate effectively appeared first on OR Manager.

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Intra operative sudden desaturation (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] DR.J.EDWARD JOHNSON Prof and HOD, Dept of Anaesthesiology, Kanyakumari Govt Medical College and Hospital, Asaripallam, Nagercoil.

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Congratulations to the Baylor College of Medicine class of 2024!

The Stitch

The Baylor community will come together tonight to celebrate this year’s graduating class at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The post Congratulations to the Baylor College of Medicine class of 2024! appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Equipping Your Blood Bank: Essential Equipment

CME Corp

In the world of healthcare, blood banks play a vital role in life saving by processing and storing essential blood products used for transfusions. To ensure the seamless operation of a blood bank, having the right equipment in place is imperative.

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Being a First Generation Immigrant from India: Breaking Down Stereotypes about “Model Minorities”

Association of Women Surgeons

By Gopika SenthilKumar, PhD I still remember the news of the 2008 economic crash playing everywhere within a few weeks … Continue reading "Being a First Generation Immigrant from India: Breaking Down Stereotypes about “Model Minorities”"

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8 ASC Management Tips That Deliver Results

Surgical Information Systems

ASC management has many challenges. Learn tips to improve your management in areas such as, physician engagement, recruitment, staff performance, and technology.

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Respiratory Mechanics for Mechanical Ventilation (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] Dr. S. Sivaprasath Asst Professor, Institute of Anaesthesiology, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

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PKMYT1, a potential ‘Achilles heel’ of treatment resistant ER+ breast cancers with the poorest prognosis

The Stitch

The challenge was to identify the kinase among hundreds of kinases in these treatment-resistant tumors that would help turn the tide in the fight against this cancer. The post PKMYT1, a potential ‘Achilles heel’ of treatment resistant ER+ breast cancers with the poorest prognosis appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Why Accelerated Data Processing Is Crucial for AI Innovation in Every Industry

NVIDIA: Healthcare

Across industries, AI is supercharging innovation with machine-powered computation. In finance, bankers are using AI to detect fraud more quickly and keep accounts safe, telecommunications providers are improving networks to deliver superior service, scientists are developing novel treatments for rare diseases, utility companies are building cleaner, more reliable energy grids and automotive companies are making self-driving cars safer and more accessible.

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The art and science of cancer care

Penn Medicine

As President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Lynn Schuchter, MD, is sharing her philosophy on cancer care with the oncology world.

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SIS Highlights Tips, Optimizations, and New Features in Inaugural Virtual Cloud Client User Meeting

Surgical Information Systems

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) hosted a two-day online event for users of SIS Complete, the ASC Software that has become the choice of 1000+ ASCs.

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Associate vs Bachelor’s: Choosing a Respiratory Degree

Nebraska Methodist College

Explore key differences between an associate and a bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy to make the right educational choice.

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Baylor College of Medicine researchers set the foundation for novel rare disease treatment

The Stitch

The story behind the discovery that led to the novel treatment revealed that scientific breakthroughs can sometimes happen in unexpected ways. The post Baylor College of Medicine researchers set the foundation for novel rare disease treatment appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Leading Medical Centers in Taiwan Adopt NVIDIA Accelerated Computing to Advance Biomedical Research

NVIDIA: Healthcare

Taiwan’s leading medical centers — the National Health Research Institute (NHRI) and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) — are set to advance biomedical research and healthcare for patients. The centers are embracing accelerated computing and generative AI for everything from imaging to enhancing patient care, from streamlining clinical workflows to drug discovery research.

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Don’t Forget the Debrief

AAS

As a trainee, I had the unfortunate experience of receiving, coding, and calling time of death for a trauma patient that was also my friend. The experience was intensely traumatic, but as is often the case, I carried on for the rest of my shift as there were other patients who needed our help. I […] The post Don’t Forget the Debrief appeared first on Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).

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6 Anesthesia Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to Track and Benchmark

Surgical Information Systems

Tracking anesthesia KPIs is critical to ensuring your anesthesia providers deliver the quality services that support optimal outcomes.

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Connecticut Signs Nurse License Compact Into Law

Triage Staffing

Good news for nurses who hold a Connecticut license or those who want to work in Connecticut. The state’s governor just signed the NLC into law on May 30, 2024. This makes Connecticut the 42nd state to join the compact. Although signed into law, the legislation actually doesn’t go into effect until October 1, 2025. This gives Connecticut time to create an implementation process and applications for residents and non-residents alike.

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2024 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards

The Stitch

The Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards recognize our faculty's outstanding published scientific contributions to clinical and basic science research over the past three years. The post 2024 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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On the Increase in Use of GLP-1s

IU School of Medicine

Ozempic is suddenly a household brand name , akin to Aleve, Advil, or Nyquil. Many people are calling Ozempic , and other drugs like it, “miracle drugs.” Ozempic and Mounjaro are part of a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists (G LP-1 s for short). Ozempic was approved by the F.D.A. in 2017 , while Mounjaro , Ozempic’s primary competitor, was approved in 2022.

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Why You Should Be A Perfusionist In Austin, Texas

SpecialtyCare

Bringing work and life and dreams all together at once – in Austin! Austin, Texas is recently and quickly becoming a hot new opportunity spot for SpecialtyCare perfusionists after a new partnership with HCA St. David’s was announced a few weeks ago. And for Erica Conner and Carter Moroz, recently promoted to Area Clinical Managers of perfusion in Austin, the city is bringing together their work, life, and dreams in one shot.

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Now streaming: documentary on Penn-developed CAR T cancer cure

Penn Medicine

‘Of Medicine and Miracles’ shares the story behind the first child cured of leukemia with CAR T cell therapy and the persistent team of doctors who made it possible.

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Debunking Healthcare Travel Myths

Triage Staffing

At Triage, we spend a lot of time talking to our travelers. That’s how we get you where you want to go. And whether you’re a brand new traveler or you’re used to traveling, we’d love to talk to you about some of the most common myths we hear. Have you fallen for any of these common myths? Myth: You cannot take any time off during assignments.

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A promising approach to develop a birth control pill for men

The Stitch

The novel strategy is sperm-specific, has minimal safety concerns and the effects are reversible in animal models. The post A promising approach to develop a birth control pill for men appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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3 Tips for Improving Your Pre-Anesthesia Testing Processes

Sullivan Healthcare Consulting

Take $120 and put it in the garbage. Wait a minute. Do it again. Wait another minute. Repeat. Would your OR find that an acceptable use of funds? It’s unlikely. Yet, with a single minute in the OR costing as much as $120, ASCs, hospital outpatient departments (HOPD), and ORs regularly waste much more than that. The reasons for low OR utilization rates are multifactorial, yet they often trace back to ineffective pre-anesthesia testing processes.

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10 Benefits of Cervical Disc Replacement: A Comprehensive Guide

SpecialtyCare

Cervical disc replacement is a revolutionary procedure that has transformed the lives of countless individuals suffering from chronic neck pain and related symptoms. This advanced surgical technique, also known as cervical artificial disc replacement, offers numerous benefits compared to traditional spinal fusion. In this blog, we will explore the many advantages of cervical disc replacement, how it works, and why SpecialtyCare is an excellent provider for this life-changing procedure.

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Anesthesia for Eyelid Surgery

DFW Anesthesia Professionals

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a common cosmetic or reconstructive procedure aimed at improving the appearance and/or function of the eyelids 1. Whether performed for aesthetic enhancement or medical reasons, such as correcting drooping eyelids (ptosis) or addressing eyelid mispositioning, anesthesia plays a crucial role in ensuring patient comfort and safety during surgery.

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Smartphone Apps Every Medical Traveler Needs

Triage Staffing

As a medical traveler, your phone is your lifeline. It’s your way to communicate with friends and family, a map in your pocket for navigating new cities and a place to house all your personal information. If you’re looking for a way to be even more dependent on your cell phone (as, if!), here are a couple must-have smart phone apps. Apple Maps or Google Maps We know that you may have a strong sense of loyalty when it comes to what map app you use.

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How hand surgery can save you from a lot of pain

The Stitch

Our hands bear the brunt of our daily activities. Hand surgery offers a way to alleviate pain and restore functionality to your hands. The post How hand surgery can save you from a lot of pain appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Comparing CRNAs to Other APRNs

Nashville Anesthesia Professionals

All APRNs are registered nurses who have earned a graduate degree that certifies them to practice advanced and specialized care. There are four classes of APRNs: certified nurse midwife (CNM), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), certified nurse practitioner (CNP), and certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). Though all APRNs undergo extensive training to achieve their advanced degree, each type obtains a different skillset, with CRNAs focused on anesthesia care.