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2014-03-07 23:04:08

A new study demonstrates the clinical utility of the Medasense Pain Monitoring technology in managing chronic pain. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Medasense Biometrics Ltd. today announced the results from a clinical study evaluating the clinical utility of its objective pain assessment technology in managing patients with chronic pain undergoing spinal cord stimulation (SCS) treatments. The trial included 33 patients implanted with permanent spinal cord stimulators to relieve...

2014-03-07 16:22:59

PHOENIX, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician leaders of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) are calling for evidence-based interdisciplinary care as the gold standard to treat chronic pain and want insurance payers to step up to provide adequate coverage. In a position paper released today, AAPM asked all tiers of the health-care delivery system to recognize comprehensive, interdisciplinary modalities of treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),...

2014-03-06 23:30:19

This week, March 2-8, marks the National Patient Safety Foundation's Patient Safety Awareness Week and there are a high number of units in hospitals that do not have a measurement plan to document their performance and help them reach their Key Patient Saftey Goals. LifeWings Partners helps hospitals set effective Key Result objectives to sustain lasting measurable results in their commitment to patient safety. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 As a result of the Affordable Care...

2014-03-06 23:02:24

CHC was recognized by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce for its strategic vision and its sustainable capital investment in the St. Joseph County economy. South Bend, IN (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Center for Hospice Care (CHC), a non-profit, community-based hospice provider, received the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce's Economic Impact Award at the chamber's recent "Salute to Business." The Economic Impact Award recognizes a company's strategic vision and...

2014-03-06 08:32:03

Innovative online palliative care skill-building courses easily accessible for social workers, nurses, chaplains and healthcare administrators SAN MARCOS, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California State University Institute for Palliative Care (www.csupalliativecare.org), located at Cal State San Marcos, announced the latest additions to its repertoire of palliative care programs designed by leading palliative care experts. The new programs cover everything from the...

2014-03-06 08:31:15

The 18-month collaboration showed decreased DOS cancellations when a nurse-driven preoperative screening and assessment were implemented HARRISBURG, Pa., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Ambulatory surgical facilities (ASFs) in northeast Pennsylvania collaborated with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and implemented protocols, like a nurse-driven preoperative screening and assessment, for reducing day-of-surgery (DOS) cancellations, according to an article from the March...

2014-03-05 23:02:34

Attorney Jeff Rasansky offers information on Patient Safety Awareness Week, and the unfortunate epidemic of wrongful deaths caused by medical mistakes. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual event, and this year it runs from March 2nd through March 8th, 2014. The purpose of Patient Safety Awareness Week is to educate and raise awareness of important safety issues faced by hospital patients. The campaign is led by the National Patient Safety Foundation, with many...

2014-03-04 08:32:34

BioElectronics to Participate in "Take Control of Your Pain" Day In Phoenix FREDERICK, Md., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioElectronics Corporation (OTC Pink: BIEL), the maker of advanced consumer medical devices and drug-free pain therapies, announced today that it is participating in upcoming consumer educational events and programs as part of an international campaign to discuss alternative pain modalities. BioElectronics is participating in "Take Control of Your Pain" day sponsored by...

2014-03-04 08:32:09

ClickSoftware Selected to Optimize Patient Appointment Scheduling and Mobilize Efficiency of Thousands of Caregivers Nationwide BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mission of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care [http://www.seasons.org ] is to honor life and offer hope. Doing so involves the complicated task of coordinating its vast clinical team members (physicians, nurses, hospice aids, chaplains, social workers, music therapists and volunteers)...

2014-03-03 23:02:26

Dayton Children’s Hospital is participating in a first-of-its-kind effort by 78 children’s hospitals in the country to improve patient safety. (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Dayton Children’s Hospital is participating in a first-of-its-kind effort by 78 children’s hospitals in the country to improve patient safety. “As one of the original children’s hospital involved in this initiative beginning in 2009, it’s truly amazing to see how the focus on improving patient safety has grown...