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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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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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A mechanism influencing the generation of new COVID variants

The Stitch

SARS-CoV-2 takes advantage of powerful biological mechanisms that allow it to evolve quickly, generating variants to adapt to and persevere in human populations. The post A mechanism influencing the generation of new COVID variants appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Preventing Surgical Errors: Effective Strategies Over Warning Signs in Operating Rooms

LeanBlog

This is a Chat GPT / Dall-E generated image: It's silly, right? I've never seen a sign like this in an operating room. And I'm not advocating for them. It's not the right approach for quality and patient safety. If warning signs actually prevented mistakes, and given that a vast majority of mistakes are caused by human factors (like fatigue) and systemic factors (like being behind schedule because instruments were delivered late to the O.R.)… […] The post Preventing Surgical Errors:

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Managing Complex Medical Equipment Procurement: A Case Study

CME Corp

In the fast-paced and dynamic landscape of healthcare, efficient delivery and installation of medical equipment is critical for ensuring the uninterrupted operation of healthcare facilities and safeguarding their ability to deliver quality patient care. Managing all the moving parts of medical equipment procurement, from the moment an order is placed through to delivery requires the expertise of project managers, logistics teams, delivery experts, and biomedical technicians.

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From CPR to ECMO: A Story of Saving Lives and Inspiring Careers

SpecialtyCare

“I Want to Help Save Lives” An individual can have many reasons to choose a healthcare career. Perhaps it is a family legacy, or a parental expectation that we decide to honor. Maybe it is a calling into a particular field of medicine – like obstetrics because we love babies, or geriatrics because we see the changing needs of our grandparents as they age.

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LOWFLOW ANAESTHESIA PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (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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Highlighting the Ethiopian Surgical Society: COSECSA Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course 2023

AAS

I recently returned from my first in-person College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) annual meeting, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For COSECSA members and trainees, the first week of December is notable each year for surgeons and residents from more than 14 African countries gathering for the annual fellowship-level exams, general […] The post Highlighting the Ethiopian Surgical Society: COSECSA Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course 2023 appeared first on Ass

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Top Successful Nursing Student Tips | Learn & Excel | Omaha

Nebraska Methodist College

As you begin your nursing education , you may wonder how balancing life and nursing school is going to work. You, like many students, may plan on working part- or full-time during college. Balancing your personal and professional life while finding time to study can be a challenge. At Nebraska Methodist College (NMC), faculty and staff encourage student success and provide the tools they need to achieve their goals.

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5 Benefits of Automated Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

CME Corp

It’s a scene that clinicians and healthcare professionals know all too well: a busy floor experiencing staff shortages, training new team members, meeting the diverse needs of patients while trying to maintain consistent SOPs and accurate documentation… and then an auditor from The Joint Commission (TJC) walks in for a survey… In an environment in which the time and attention of each clinician is at a premium, while competing priorities pull them constantly in different directions, an automated

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STELLATE GANGLION BLOCK (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] DR.VISSNUKUMAR M.D, P.D.C.C., CCEPC. Consultant Pain Physician, Sri Chandra Sekara Hoapital, Hosur. Tamilnadu.

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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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Optimize Your Cardiac OR with Normothermic Regional Perfusion (NRP)

SpecialtyCare

In 2023, the number of lung, liver, and heart transplants across the country each increased by more than 10% , according to The New York Times. New perfusion technology is both meeting the demand and increasing opportunities for transplant, extending new life to donor organs by outperforming former methods of cooling them down to preserve function. Normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) is one of the innovative technologies improving the viability of organs for transplant.

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Attracting and Retaining ASC Staff with Medical Equipment

CME Corp

Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) play a pivotal role in delivering efficient and specialized care within the larger healthcare landscape. With this in mind, ASCs are looking to increase the number of high acuity, high reimbursement procedures - like cardiac and orthopedic - to their centers. Adding to the growth potential, Center’s for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has unexpectedly started expanding the ASC-covered procedures list.

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Surgeon Empowerment Through NexGen’s Administrative Support

NexGen Surgical

Managing surgeries while handling administrative tasks can be quite a challenge for surgeons. All these can lead to burnout, affect mental health and reduce productivity. These challenges can have a ripple effect on patient care. In the ever-changing landscape of surgery, surgeons demand a flexible work schedule that is pivotal to their overall well-being and […] The post Surgeon Empowerment Through NexGen’s Administrative Support appeared first on NexGen Surgical.

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Using AI to improve diagnosis of rare genetic disorders

The Stitch

AIM narrows the differential genetic diagnoses down to a few genes and can potentially guide the discovery of previously unknown disorders. The post Using AI to improve diagnosis of rare genetic disorders appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Drug Discovery, STAT! NVIDIA, Recursion Speed Pharma R&D With AI Supercomputer

NVIDIA: Healthcare

Described as the largest system in the pharmaceutical industry, BioHive-2 at the Salt Lake City headquarters of Recursion debuts today at No. 35, up more than 100 spots from its predecessor on the latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The advance represents the company’s most recent effort to accelerate drug discovery with NVIDIA technologies.

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Academic Global Pediatric Surgery: Outside the Box

AAS

Academic global surgery has gained significant traction over the last decade, in part due to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery’s seminal report in 2015 (Meara et al., 2015). This increase in interest has led to many initiatives, and subsequent publications, focusing on providing much-needed surgical care to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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4 Things to Look for in an ASC Revenue Cycle Consulting Firm

Surgical Information Systems

When it comes to revenue cycle management, ambulatory surgery centers are faced with a number of challenges. Learn how to find the right consulting firm.

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It’s all in the family for these bone marrow transplant nurses

Penn Medicine

Penn Medicine’s bone marrow transplant team already considers itself a family, but having three related nurses in its ranks—often treating the same people at different phases of care—makes them that much stronger.

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Bridging generations: Combating social isolation in older adults through art and storytelling

The Stitch

Older adults in residential facilities were particularly impacted by COVID-19. Isolation and protective measures to mitigate the spread of the virus first started in March 2020 The post Bridging generations: Combating social isolation in older adults through art and storytelling appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Navigating Professional Development Time: What Are My Priorities?

Association of Women Surgeons

By: Ariana Naaseh, MD, MPHS Often the first thing I get asked by friends and family regarding residency is “So … Continue reading "Navigating Professional Development Time: What Are My Priorities?

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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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Abnormal Arterial Waveforms

RK.MD

Understanding abnormal arterial waveforms is crucial in diagnosing various cardiovascular conditions. These waveforms, visualized through arterial pressure tracings, provide insight into the mechanical performance of the heart and the vascular system. Here are some common abnormal arterial waveforms: Pulsus bisferiens has two distinct systolic peaks (or the second in early diastole) and is associated with aortic insufficiency (AI) and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM).

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Providing medical care on professional golfs biggest stage

Penn Medicine

When the U.S. Women's Open golf championship tees off in Lancaster, LG Health’s medical team will be there to help if anything goes wrong.

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What is pulmonary segmentectomy?

The Stitch

Dr. Shanda Blackmon discusses pulmonary segmentectomy, a surgery used to treat lung cancer by removing a segment (or segments) of the lung. The post What is pulmonary segmentectomy? appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Featured Author Podcast: ENA-001 Effect on Hypoxic Breathing

Anesthesiology Journal

Moderator: James P. Rathmell, M.D. Participants: Albert Dahan, M.D., Ph.D., and Thomas K. Henthorn, M.D. Articles Discussed: Reversal of Propofol-induced Depression of the Hypoxic Ventilatory Response by BK-channel Blocker ENA-001: A Randomized Controlled Trial Reversal for Respiratory Depression: Let’s Take a Breath!

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Industry Sponsored Studies: Friend or Foe?

AAS

I was often intrigued by the number of conflict of interests listed on the disclosure slides at the beginning of the talks back in the days when I was a medical student and surgery resident. It gives the audience, or perhaps only me, an impression that the speakers must be influential figures in their respective […] The post Industry Sponsored Studies: Friend or Foe?

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Applying to Residency as an International Student at a US Medical School

Association of Women Surgeons

By Yoshiko Iwai Part of being an international student in the US is navigating the complex process of visa sponsorship.

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Explore MSN Degree Specializations: Choose Your Path

Nebraska Methodist College

Discover top MSN degree specializations and find the right path for your nursing career. Learn more today about your options!

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How gliding mammals happened

The Stitch

Comparing genomic sequences of gliding marsupials and non-gliding relatives revealed differences crucial to the development of gliding. The post How gliding mammals happened appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Keeping calm and carrying on with patient care

Penn Medicine

De-escalation training for hospital staff is helping keep focus on patient care and reducing the chances of aggressive interactions in the workplace. It’s part of a system-wide commitment to addressing this national issue.

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Learning From My (Ergonomic) Mistakes

AAS

I had not been an attending and operating for more than a few months before the insidious onset of pesky pains in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist of my dominant arm. Initially, I figured out “workarounds” to minimize or avoid painful movements and positions when possible, and pushed through the pain when unavoidable. I acquired […] The post Learning From My (Ergonomic) Mistakes appeared first on Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).

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Preparing for Surgery When You Have a History of Opioid Use Disorder Can Be Challenging; Here’s What You Need to Know

Goldfinch Health

Every patient approaching surgery should be concerned about persistent opioid use, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), addiction, and leftover prescription medications. One group should have grave concerns—those patients who have a history of Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The Opioid Crisis has now raged on for over two decades. As a result, it is estimated over 20 million Americans have a history of OUD.

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Top Illnesses in the US vs. Globally

Radius Anesthesia

Health challenges vary significantly between countries due to differences in healthcare infrastructure, socioeconomic factors, lifestyle choices, and environmental influences. While some illnesses are prevalent globally, others are more prominent in specific regions or populations. Top [RJ1] illnesses in the US differ from those presenting the largest problem globally, shedding light on the unique health burdens faced by the American population.

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Stay safe playing in your backyard: Q&A with Isabel Valdez

The Stitch

Isabel Valdez shares some tips on how to be safe this summer while playing in Bermuda or St. Augustine grass. The post Stay safe playing in your backyard: Q&A with Isabel Valdez appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Taking a Summer Assignment: Our Faves

Triage Staffing

Spring has sprung in much of the country, which means it’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to spend your summer. Need a little inspiration? We’ve got some of our travelers’ favorite locations for the summer if you’re looking for your newest assignment. Arizona Arizona in the summer? Yeah, it’s hot, but as locals say, “it’s a dry heat.” If you’ve ever spent the summer in a humid environment, you’ll understand what t

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