January, 2024

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Article 18

Mark Raines

Civilian hospitals organized to give care to the wounded and sick, the infirm and maternity cases, may in no circumstances be the object of attack, but shall at all times be respected and protected by the Parties to the conflict. Article 18 of the Geneva Convention stipulates that a building designated as a civilian hospital cannot be the target of attack. from Wikipedia Imagine just for a moment living in a world were if you go to hospital with an injury and someone you think fits a profile a d

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Happy CRNA Week 2024

Nurse Jess

Happy CRNA Week 2024 A lot has happened The last two months I moved to San Diego Oh what joyous fun A lot of changes for my family and for me New preschool, grandparent help, New workplace A lot of things to learn “Reprogramming” I’d like to say Each NORA (Non-Operating Room Anesthesia) location Different than the next A lot of new people More than double the CRNA staff Plus anesthesia residents and attendings So many new names to learn A lot of new equipment And locations of the equipment And

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You were insufferable

Amanda Xi

Today’s inane image of the day: Another gem from my London trip. Since this post is a reflection of my evolution over the years, I thought it appropriate to distill my essence through this image. These delightful treats brought me so much joy [as did the company I was with]; ultimately, this is the energy I hope I can consistently give. I was recently reflecting on who I was during internship, residency, and fellowship.

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NVIDIA CEO: ‘This Year, Every Industry Will Become a Technology Industry’

NVIDIA: Healthcare

“This year, every industry will become a technology industry,” NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang told attendees Wednesday during the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. “You can now recognize and learn the language of almost anything with structure, and you can translate it to anything with structure — so text-protein, protein-text,” Huang said in a fireside chat with Martin Chavez, partner and vice chairman of global investment firm Sixth Street Partners and board chair of Recursion, a

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INTRA OPERATIVE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION MANAGEMENT

Anaesthesia News

1. Immediately communicate to the surgery team and the operating room (OR) staff that the patient’s status may be compromised. 2. Ensure adequate oxygenation; increase the fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) to 100% to improve oxygen saturation as measured by pulse oximetry (SpO2) 3. Decrease anesthetic depth 4. Expand monitoring to include 12-lead ECG, or order it immediately if in the pre- or postoperative area 5.

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70-year-old bench press competitor tackles rare cancer

Penn Medicine

When diagnosed with a rare cancer, Howard Aaron had to pause his rigorous training for a bench press competition. Instead, he embarked on a new battle: “I took on this cancer as if it was another competition.

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Double standards?

Mark Raines

The Australian Government has announced they will no longer fund state health department as they have heard that some employees may be antivaxxers. An unlikely scenario but what is happening to Gazans dependent upon UNRWA just adds to their sense of collective punishment. Since 1948, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN Member States.

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Every moment of the day need *not* be productive

Amanda Xi

Today’s inane image of the day : Another gem from my one-day adventure out to Western MA – I finally got to explore The Clark. The impressionist room is breathtaking and if it weren’t for rain, I would have probably spent hours exploring the grounds. I spent the majority of my life feeling the pressure to “hustle.” That productivity was equated with my worth.

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NVIDIA Generative AI Is Opening the Next Era of Drug Discovery and Design

NVIDIA: Healthcare

In perhaps the healthcare industry’s most dramatic transformation since the advent of computing, digital biology and generative AI are helping to reinvent drug discovery, surgery, medical imaging and wearable devices. NVIDIA has been preparing for this moment for over a decade, building deep domain expertise, creating the NVIDIA Clara healthcare-specific computing platform and expanding its work with a rich ecosystem of partners.

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Changing Scenario – Segmental Spinal (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

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Doubly dedicated: Nurse wins IRONMAN World Championship

Penn Medicine

Ava Warfel, a 23-year-old LG Health employee, recently won her age group (age 18-24) IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawai’i. Ava says her supportive colleagues have helped her accomplish her health care and athletic goals.

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Rule 35

Mark Raines

Directing an attack against a zone established to shelter the wounded, the sick and civilians from the effects of hostilities is prohibited. I am a doctor, my wife a nurse & midwife, so I have a pretty selfish conflict of interest in sharing this post. I don’t want to be killed during my working life providing care for people who have come for help.

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Medical Equipment Planning and Group 1 Medical Equipment

CME Corp

It is no secret the medical equipment sales process can be long and complex. Planning equipment purchases for timely delivery is important for healthcare facilities, like hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers, who work to maintain high quality patient care. But what about planning capital medical equipment purchases for new hospital construction or renovation projects?

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Setting 2024 intentions: listening, curiosity, being healthy-ish, creativity, and anxiety spirals

Amanda Xi

Today’s inane image of the day : Posing in a thoughtful manner during my fall trip to London. Last week, I reflected on 2023. As sort-of-promised, I decided to set some 2024 intentions. I think that every single day is a new opportunity to set and achieve goals; I don’t think we need a designated time of the year to do these things. I have short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term goals that I set and review on a semi-regular basis.

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Amgen to Build Generative AI Models for Novel Human Data Insights and Drug Discovery

NVIDIA: Healthcare

Generative AI is transforming drug research and development, enabling new discoveries faster than ever — and Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, is tapping the technology to power its research. Amgen will build AI models trained to analyze one of the world’s largest human datasets on an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD , a full-stack data center platform, that will be installed at Amgen’s deCODE genetics’ headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Improving MRI Safety for Patients and Staff: Tobias Gilk

LeanBlog

Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #497 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Tobias Gilk, the founder of Gilk Radiology Consulting (GRC). He is an architect by training, but has spent 20+ years focusing on MRI safety… initially through the architecture and planning of MRI facilities, but quickly growing into the technology, clinical practice, regulation, and economics of MRI safety.

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Books, babies, and bonding

Penn Medicine

Each week, Intensive Care Nursery clinical practice leader Whitney Zachritz offers books and snacks to parents of the littlest patients at HUP. She wants to provide joy, but the mission is a serious one.

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Genocide?

Mark Raines

Is Israel inflicting genocide upon the Palestinians of Gaza? Using the diagram below from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust , you can see parallels. Listen to Israeli government ministers if you doubt this. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in October “We are fighting human animals and we act accordingly,” “We are now rolling out the Gaza Nakba,” Avi Dichter, Israeli Agriculture Minister and member of the right-wing Likud party, said Saturday, in comments widely reported by Israeli media.

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How to Prepare to Be a Travel Nurse: Expert Tips From Industry Professionals

Triage Staffing

Becoming a travel nurse can be an exciting decision that allows you to perform a job you love while getting a chance to travel. However, it might feel a little daunting if you are new to this industry, especially if you don’t have many professional contacts. If you are wondering how to prepare to be a travel nurse , we have some tips to help you get started.

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First Annual Surgeon Compensation Survey

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

First Annual Surgeon Compensation Survey kchalko Sat, 01/27/2024 - 13:29 Cardiothoracic surgeons provide tremendous value to the patients and institutions they serve. But understanding that value, and translating it into fair compensation, has always been a challenge. The First Annual STS Surgeon Compensation Survey was undertaken to help U.S.-based cardiothoracic surgeons understand their value in the market and strengthen their negotiating position with employers.

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Boston Children’s Researchers, in Joint Effort, Deploy AI Across Their Hip Clinic to Support Patients, Doctors

NVIDIA: Healthcare

Hip disorders, comprising some of the world’s most common joint diseases, are especially prevalent among adolescents and young adults, causing stiffness, pain or a limp. But they can be hard to diagnose using solely 2D medical imaging. Helping to treat these disorders, the Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH’s) Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program is the U.S.’s first to deploy a fully automated AI tool across its clinic.

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Understanding Anesthesia Through Neural Connectivity Analysis

Radius Anesthesia

General anesthesia induces a state of unconsciousness, amnesia, and immobility via the suspension of neural activity, including physiological processes mediated by the spinal cord. Research on the mechanisms of anesthesia has been extensively conducted at both micro- and macro- levels. On the microscopic scale, it has been found that anesthetic agents work primarily on GABAA receptors, the brain’s main inhibitory receptor.

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Helping hospitalized patients address addiction with empathy

Penn Medicine

A new addiction consult service at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center aims to tackle stigma around addiction by connecting with patients and addressing their concerns with dignity and empathy.

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Dear Minister Wong

Mark Raines

Honourable Penny Wong Dear Minister I am writing to you as an Australian doctor concerned about the dire humanitarian and healthcare crisis in Gaza. I am a signatory, to a petition initiated by Australian and New Zealand doctors for Palestine, which has garnered over 28,000 signatures urging Australia to support South Africa at the International Court of Justice.

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Staffing Your Ambulatory Surgery Center For Success

Sullivan Healthcare Consulting

Recruiting talent in healthcare is likely more difficult than in any other industry. According to the American College of Surgeons , the U.S. is on track to face a shortage between 15,000 and 30,000 surgeons within the next decade. As ASC development and HOPD-to-ASC conversions continue, independent ASCs will face an increasingly competitive talent market for surgeons.

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10 health care industries with the largest share of retirement-age workers

Incredible Health

Written by: Halle Young With each passing year, the United States is getting older—and not just on July 4. The U.S. is considered a rapidly aging nation, according to USAging, an organization that supports and advocates for older adults’ quality of life. By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older. This demographic […] The post 10 health care industries with the largest share of retirement-age workers appeared first on Incredible Health.

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Online Ed.D. in Healthcare Leadership | No Dissertation

Nebraska Methodist College

As you’ve been researching doctoral programs, you’ve probably noticed that more colleges and universities are requiring scholarly research projects instead of the traditional doctoral dissertation.

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Brushstrokes and Incisions: Exploring the Artistic Aspect of Surgery and Drawing in Human Exploration

Association of Women Surgeons

By Alessandra Yasumi Rodríguez Cárdenas In exploring the profound relationship between art and surgery, it becomes evident that their interconnected … Continue reading "Brushstrokes and Incisions: Exploring the Artistic Aspect of Surgery and Drawing in Human Exploration"

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Improving maternal care for new moms in the Hispanic community

Penn Medicine

At Chester County Hospital, the Maternity care teams strive to meet patients’ needs while improving patient care. Their latest initiative focuses on improving postpartum outcomes and decreasing health care disparities in the Hispanic community.

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Protecting Your Facility: The Critical Role of Cybersecurity in Healthcare

CNECT

Last Updated: March 25, 2024 There’s no doubt about it: cyberattacks are one of the biggest threats to your facility. With the increasing reliance on electronic health records (EHRs), telemedicine, and interconnected medical devices, healthcare organizations are prime targets for cybercriminals seeking to exploit vulnerabilities for financial gain or to disrupt critical services.

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Checklist for Joint Commission Inspections of Medical Equipment

CME Corp

The Joint Commission (TJC) is the oldest medical standards regulatory agency in the United States making and maintaining accreditation by TJC highly esteemed and sought after by healthcare organizations. To maintain accreditation, healthcare facilities are inspected at least once every three years to ensure that TJC standards are continuously being met.

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Beyond Blame: How Punishing Healthcare Workers Fails to Prevent Medication Errors

LeanBlog

In healthcare, leaders saying “we'll hold them accountable” too often means, in reality, “we'll punish individuals for mistakes that have many systemic causes.” To the extreme side of this spectrum, a nurse, RaDonda Vaught, was criminally prosecuted and convicted as an individual, while the organization and its leaders she worked for were not “held accountable” to a similar extent.

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Young ICU Nurse’s Journey from Murmur Discovery to Heart Surgery

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons

35-year-old Tamara Fort is an ICU nurse and what many would consider the epitome of good health. She lifts weights three to four times a week and watches her nutrition closely. She isn’t someone you would consider to be at risk for heart disease. But for the past two years, she experienced shortness of breath, and knew something wasn’t quite right.

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PANA President Marks CRNA Week in Pa.

PANA

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists, I want to wish everyone a happy National CRNA Week in Pa.! The annual celebration this year runs Jan. 21-27. With more than 3,700 certified registered nurse anesthetists and student anesthetists across the state, PANA has emerged as a recognized a leader in helping the state address rising health-care costs, protect patient health, and ensure access to quality care.

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How simple questions and behavioral nudges are improving care

Penn Medicine

With a new round of pilot programs selected by the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, teams are looking to come up with answers for a variety of health care delivery concerns.

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Different Types of Inhaled Anesthetics

DFW Anesthesia Professionals

Inhaled anesthetics play a crucial role in modern medicine, facilitating various surgical procedures by inducing a state of reversible unconsciousness. These anesthetics are administered through inhalation, allowing for rapid onset and precise control over the depth of anesthesia. There are several types of inhaled anesthetics, each with its unique characteristics and applications.

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Why the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board Is Better Than Other Brands

MEDITEK

They call it the ‘Gold Standard’ for a reason. The MediGlide Patient Transfer Board combines lateral transfer and infection control – the best of both worlds – to create a positive patient experience. While other transfer boards have been the go-to products for years, they pale in comparison to the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board. Here are the top seven reasons why you should choose the MediGlide Patient Transfer Board over other transfer board brands: 1.