June, 2024

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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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NEW: A clear way to avoid ureteric injury and all the pain it brings

SurgicalPerformance

View our surgical video below. It is unfortunate that the majority of ureteric injuries don’t get detected intraoperatively. These injuries come to light sometimes up to 10 days post-surgery, many days after the patient has been discharged. Such delayed diagnoses cause major problems, often requiring several subsequent procedures to fix them.

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Transitioning to The Society of Future Nurse Anesthetists

The CRNA Chase

I am excited to announce a significant transformation we have undergone. What was once known as The CRNA Chase Academy will now be proudly recognized as The Society of Future Nurse Anesthetists (SFNA). This transition marks a new chapter in our commitment to supporting critical care nurses and aspiring nurse anesthetists on their professional journeys.

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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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What makes a neurosurgeon?

Neurosurgery

“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.” P. J. Abdul Kalam When I was in medical school, a question frequently asked by friends and family was, “How do you decide what kind of doctor to become?” I eventually developed an answer in the form of a metaphor: imagine you are at a gourmet ice cream shop. There is a wide variety of amazing flavors to choose from.

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STUDY: 90% of Healthcare Executives Think The Nurse Shortage Will Worsen

Incredible Health

Download Incredible Health's 2024 Healthcare Executive Report. Explore insights from 100+ healthcare leaders on solving nursing shortage and burnout.

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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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Best of the Society of Future Nurse Anesthetists

The CRNA Chase

The Society of Future Nurse Anesthetists (SFNA) is thrilled to unveil some of the new features and benefits designed to empower and support our members on their Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) journeys. As a national organization , SFNA is dedicated to providing a suite of resources that cater to the diverse needs of ICU nurses, CRNA/Resident Registered Nurse Anesthetists (RRNA) students, and seasoned professionals.

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CAR T cell therapy for pediatric brain cancer warrants further study

The Stitch

This study shows that this therapy can effectively get to the tumor, and the addition of C7R safely augments antitumor activity. The post CAR T cell therapy for pediatric brain cancer warrants further study appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: June 13, 2024

LeanBlog

Thanks, as always, to Ryan McCormack for this. He always shares so much good reading, listening, and viewing here! Subscribe to get these directly from Ryan via email. News, articles, books, podcasts, and videos about how to make the workplace better. Operational Excellence, Improvement, and Innovation Toyota admits to cheating on vehicle testing Toyota has long prided itself on its culture of quality and improvement but has recently apologized for falsifying certification on seven vehicle [R

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Mark J. Kubala, MD, FAANS(L) Awarded TMA Foundation “Heart of Gold” Award

Neurosurgery

The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMA Foundation) recently awarded neurosurgeon Mark J. Kubala, MD, FAANS(L) their highest honor, the Heart of Gold Award. The foundation presents the award to outstanding individuals who embody a “gold standard” of volunteerism and have made a measurable impact on the foundation’s mission through gifts and leadership.

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Are you a perioperative nurse or an OR nurse?

OR Manager

For me, the answer is easy. For 25 years I have consistently said, “I’ve never nursed an OR a day in my life; it’s always been the patients.” As perioperative nurses, what we do is about more than More » The post Are you a perioperative nurse or an OR nurse? appeared first on OR Manager.

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Anesthesia Considerations: Simple vs. Radical Hysterectomy

Radius Anesthesia

Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgeries around the world and is indicated for both benign and malignant conditions. A simple hysterectomy typically involves removal of the uterus and cervix and is performed for benign reasons such as uterine fibroids, as well as for certain early-stage cervical and endometrial malignancies 5. A radical hysterectomy entails excision of surrounding structures such as the parametrium, upper vagina, and bilateral pelvic lymph nodes 4.

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BASIC MODES OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] Dr. R. Anu Asheetha Asst Professor, Institute of Anaesthesiology, Madurai Medical College Hospital, Madurai.

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Determined patient alive and grateful thanks to Baylor doctors

The Stitch

Rebecca Haskin's determination to persevere and the expertise of her team of Baylor doctors led to positive outcomes. The post Determined patient alive and grateful thanks to Baylor doctors 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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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.

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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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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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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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No swimming allowed: Sperm and male contraception

The Stitch

Have you ever had someone’s eyes glaze over while you’re talking to them? Have you ever had that happen 30 times in a row? I The post No swimming allowed: Sperm and male contraception appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Ethics in Practice: A Medical Students Unexpected Path to Parenthood

AAS

“HCG: 9,567,” I read in awe. It was an exciting, yet inopportune time. I had already come to terms with not having children. Yet here I was, in my second year of medical school, pregnant. Well, I thought, I would take my step exam and start my third year in the fall. It wouldn’t be […] The post Ethics in Practice: A Medical Students Unexpected Path to Parenthood 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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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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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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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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Melanoma and misinformation: Baylor Medicine experts address royal skin cancer diagnosis and TikTok sunscreen claims

The Stitch

Dr. Ida Orengo says regularly examining moles and seeking medical advice if you notice changes is crucial to detecting skin cancer. The post Melanoma and misinformation: Baylor Medicine experts address royal skin cancer diagnosis and TikTok sunscreen claims appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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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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Virtual and Vital: Why ASCs Should Move to the Cloud

Surgical Information Systems

The healthcare industry’s use of the cloud is growing, and it’s already proving beneficial for organizations like ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

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Specialized Medical Equipment Delivery Can Save Money

CME Corp

With today’s interest rates and the financial pressures dogging healthcare, choosing the right provider to deliver equipment into healthcare facilities is especially important. Seeking out specialized delivery providers who offer benefits like need-by-date billing can yield big cost savings for many healthcare facilities.

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10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Nursing School

Nebraska Methodist College

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Nursing School If you’ve started your search for the best nursing school for you, there are some important things to consider.

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POST GRADUATES WEBINARS

Anaesthesia News

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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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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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New Technology from SIS Delivers Smarter Way to Manage Multiple ASCs

Surgical Information Systems

SIS Office Enterprise Edition provides organizations with a smarter way to manage multiple ambulatory surgery centers with functionality including shared configurations and business groups.

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Welcoming the first babies from Penn Fertility in Lancaster

Penn Medicine

Ashlee Rineer, who sought family planning with her wife Lauren, and Carly Albright Keller, who was battling infertility, celebrated being the first patients to welcome children through the new Penn Fertility practice in Lancaster.

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How to Get into Nursing School | Tips and Requirements

Nebraska Methodist College

Discover essential tips on how to get into nursing school, including admission requirements, the application process and key qualifications for success.

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