2024

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Transition to SFNA: New Initiatives Unveiled

The CRNA Chase

As the Society of Future Nurse Anesthetists (SFNA) emerges from the Facebook Group “Future CRNA Society,” it is crucial to dive into the comprehensive programs and resources that define this transition phase. SFNA’s commitment is just what I envisioned when I started on this journey to help other aspiring CRNAs like myself. Mission and Vision Mission: The Society of Future Nurse Anesthetists is dedicated to empowering critical care nurses and aspiring nurse anesthetists throug

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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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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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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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Celebrating Milestones and Inspiring Change: Insights from Incredible Health’s Fifth Annual State of US Nursing Report

Incredible Health

The post Celebrating Milestones and Inspiring Change: Insights from Incredible Health’s Fifth Annual State of US Nursing Report appeared first on Incredible Health.

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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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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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Anesthesiology Residency Developments

Radius Anesthesia

Anesthesiology residency programs are essential for training the next generation of anesthesiologists and equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide safe and effective anesthesia care. Recent developments and news in anesthesiology residency programs highlight evolving trends, innovative training methods, and responses to current healthcare challenges.

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SpecialtyCare Leads the Industry in Perfusion Careers as 60% of Americans Are Projected to Have Heart Disease by 2050

SpecialtyCare

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a report projecting that 6 in 10 Americans will have some form of cardiovascular disease by the year 2050. This projection comes from “worsening trends” related to important health factors such as diet, exercise, sleep, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, body weight, blood sugar, and blood cholesterol.

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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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July 4th Holiday Closure

Triage Staffing

Independence Day is upon us, believe it or not. Triage HQ will not be open on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th. If you’re working over the holiday, thank you for all you’re doing to keep your patients safe and healthy. The post July 4th Holiday Closure appeared first on Triage Staffing.

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CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE VENOUS EXCESS ULTRASOUND (VEXUS) SCORE

Anaesthesia News

INTRODUCTION: The importance of functional right ventricular failure and resultant splanchnic venous congestion has long been under-appreciated and is difficult to assess by traditional physical examination and standard diagnostic imaging. The recent development of the venous excess ultrasound score (VExUS) and growth of point-of-care ultrasound in the last decade has made for a potentially very useful clinical tool.

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Heart surgeon surpasses 600 robotic heart surgeries

The Stitch

In March, Dr. Kenneth K. Liao achieved a significant milestone by completing his 600th robotic heart surgery. The post Heart surgeon surpasses 600 robotic heart surgeries appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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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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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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Cross-Post: First Female Neurosurgeon to Become a Medical School Dean: Julie G. Pilitsis Shares Her Path to Success

Neurosurgery

Our current series on Making and Maintaining a Neurosurgeon discusses how one transitions from student to resident to practicing neurosurgeon. This cross-post highlights the second chapter after practicing neurosurgery. Eleven years ago, Julie G. Pilitsis , MD, PhD, FAANS, set a goal to become a dean for a college of medicine. To achieve this goal, Dr.

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Needle Selection for Neuraxial Anesthesia

DFW Anesthesia Professionals

Neuraxial anesthesia is frequently employed for surgeries involving the lower abdomen and lower extremities. This type of anesthesia encompasses spinal, epidural, and combined spinal-epidural techniques. Typically, the procedure involves inserting a needle between the vertebrae to administer medication into either the epidural space (as in epidural anesthesia) or the subarachnoid space (as in spinal anesthesia).

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Learning From the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System

Nashville Anesthesia Professionals

The practice of anesthesia involves the administration of powerful drugs to induce unconsciousness, manage pain, and support vital functions during surgery. Despite advancements in technology and clinical practices, anesthesia-related incidents can and do occur. To mitigate these risks and enhance patient safety, the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (AIRS) was created to support the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information about anesthesia-related incidents, facilitating contin

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Surgical Prehabilitation 

Radius Anesthesia

Surgical prehabilitation, often shortened to “prehab,” is a proactive approach that prepares patients physically and psychologically for the stresses of surgery. This concept has gained traction in recent years, reflecting a broader understanding of the benefits of optimizing health before undergoing surgical procedures. Prehabilitation is designed to enhance a patient’s capacity to withstand surgery, thereby promoting faster recovery, reducing the likelihood of postoperative c

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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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Throwback Thursday: Engaging Staff as Problem Solvers Leads to Continuous Improvement at Allina Health

LeanBlog

I don't think I ever shared this article that I co-authored and had published in 2014… so it's time for another “Throwback Thursday.” I'll share a summary of it here in this post. I think this still applies here in 2024. In the evolving healthcare landscape, fostering a culture of continuous improvement is essential for enhancing patient care, safety, and operational efficiency.

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Changing Cord Culture: Recognizing Table Power Supply Hazards

MEDITEK

[Photo source: Technical.ly.] Sometimes it’s the simplest detail missed that can cause the greatest amount of trouble! With so many things happening at once in even the most general OR sessions, the furthest thing from anyone’s focus is the cord which supplies power to the OR table — the central piece of equipment supporting the entire procedure.

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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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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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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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Incredible Health Reaches 1 Million Nurses and 1500 Hospitals Nationwide

Incredible Health

Incredible Health reaches 1 million nurses and 1500 hospitals, making it the largest career marketplace for nurses in the United States.

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Evaluating Professionalism and Self-reflection in Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

As neurosurgeons, continuous improvement is essential to our growth. Self-reflection and self-improvement are core tenets instilled in us throughout training. During residency, this is built into our education, with discussions of quality, service and opportunities for improvement at the forefront. But what about after residency? As we transition, we continue to refine what we do and how we practice, often adding new techniques to our repertoires.

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Congratulations to the New Associate Editors for the Journal of Surgical Research (JSR)!

AAS

We are pleased to announce that Uma Sachdeva, MD, PhD, has been selected to serve as the new Associate Editor for the Thoracic Surgery Section of Journal of Surgical Research (JSR). We are also pleased to announce that Oliver Eng, MD, and Ryan Thomas, MD, have been selected to serve as the new Associate Editors for the Gastrointestinal […] The post Congratulations to the New Associate Editors for the Journal of Surgical Research (JSR)!

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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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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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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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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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Lean Whiskey #47: Decriminalizing Medical Errors, Mouse Jiggling, and New (to us) Bourbons

LeanBlog

Listen: In Episode 47 of the Lean Whiskey podcast, Jamie Flinchbaugh and Mark Graban attempt another experiment with our format, covering a range of quick-hit topics in the news rather than a single deep dive. As always, we welcome feedback. Before we got to that, however, our whiskey theme was also new, or new to us: we each picked a whiskey we hadn't tried before.

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Latin Heart Rounds: Rounds on a Patient with Prosthetic Aortic Endocarditis

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Webinar Latin Heart Rounds: Rounds on a Patient with Prosthetic Aortic Endocarditis cgolden Thu, 04/25/2024 - 14:46 May 31, 2024 Webinar Link: Register for Free An international panel of experts will provide up-to-date insight on the management of patients with prosthetic aortic endocarditis. The discussion is based on a real patient presented by an early career surgeon.

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CAR T cell therapy targeting HER2 antigen shows promise against advanced sarcoma in phase I clinical trial

The Stitch

The HEROS 2.0 trial showed that this therapeutic approach is safe and is associated with clinical benefit. The post CAR T cell therapy targeting HER2 antigen shows promise against advanced sarcoma in phase I clinical trial appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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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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Personal and Professional Fulfillment in Surgery

NexGen Surgical

In surgical practice, the need for professional commitments and personal well-being is essential. Surgeons face challenges while navigating the demands of their careers and seeking fulfillment in their personal lives. Striking this balance is vital for sustained excellence in both spheres. For surgeons experiencing work-life balance challenges and seeking a more fulfilling career in a […] The post Personal and Professional Fulfillment in Surgery appeared first on NexGen Surgical.

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