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2014-05-18 12:20:22

Patient Engagement Can Improve Home Medical Equipment Providers Efficiency SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Umbian Inc., a ResMed (NYSE: RMD) company, and leading provider of cloud-based healthcare compliance solutions, today announced the outcome of a new study that shows significant, measurable efficiency gains when using the automated messaging capabilities of its U-Sleep compliance management solution. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140515/88218 The study reveals...

2014-05-15 23:07:04

LLUCH is the first hospital in the Inland Empire and only the fourth in California to offer Neuro NICU services. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) has opened a Neuro NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) offering specialized neurological services to babies. LLUCH is the first hospital in the Inland Empire and only the fourth in California to offer such services. “With the opening of the Neuro NICU at Loma Linda University Children’s...

2014-05-15 08:34:21

MUNSTER, Ind., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Franciscan Healthcare-Munster recently expanded use of capnography for respiratory monitoring outside of its operating rooms, joining a growing group of healthcare leaders in embracing state-of-the-art patient safety technology. Capnography measures how effectively patients are breathing and can alert medical caregivers when life-threatening respiratory depression occurs. By measuring the amount of carbon dioxide the patient is exhaling,...

2014-05-15 08:34:02

Economic Analysis Reveals - Breakeven Point within 9 Months WALTHAM, Massachusetts, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlySense [http://www.earlysense.com ](R), the market leader in Proactive Patient Care Solutions, today shared the results of an Economic Model developed by Researchers from Harvard University Medical School and published in the Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The publication, titled "The Return of Investment of Implementing a Continuous Monitoring...

2014-05-14 23:08:25

The AnchorFast Guard™ oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection helps clinicians put patients first – with confidence. Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Hollister Incorporated announced today the launch of the AnchorFast Guard™ oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection. The product is designed to help clinicians put patients first – with confidence. Recognizing the fact that every patient dependent on a ventilator is vulnerable and...

2014-05-14 20:22:55

HANOVER, Md., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emma J. McClain, B.S.N., CEN, CCRN is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as the Assistant Service Chief ICU with the United States Department of Defense. In her current position, Emma specializes in Critical Care and Emergency Nursing. Throughout her career in Healthcare, she has served as a Flight Nurse with the Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Team, and...

2014-05-12 04:21:45

Astral 100 and Astral 150 Redefine Mobile Life Support Ventilation SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) today introduced a new platform of portable, lightweight, and user-friendly life support ventilators in select European and Asia-Pacific markets with the launch of the Astral(TM) 100 and Astral(TM) 150. Already a leading player with its Elisée(TM) and VS III(TM) devices, ResMed's new generation of Astral life support ventilators offer unparalleled mobility and ease of...

2014-05-08 16:26:06

BOSTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PBM Capital proudly announces the availability of Truefit(TM) CPAP supplies and accessories nationwide through Walmart.com(TM). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140508/85851 Truefit(TM) has filters for more than 60 popular CPAP machines, replacement hoses & tubing, and a full line of accessories- like chinstraps, headgear, cleaning solutions, gel pads, and hose wraps- that can help improve the quality of your CPAP therapy. Bacteria and...

2014-05-08 08:32:19

WARRINGTON, Pa., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCO), a specialty biotechnology company dedicated to advancing a new standard in respiratory critical care, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, as well as recent business updates. The Company will host a conference call today, May 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM ET. Key highlights include: -- Reported an operating loss of $10.8 million and net cash outflows before...

2014-05-05 23:08:06

The patient monitoring devices market is divided into nine major segments, namely, hemodynamic, neurology, cardiac, respiratory, fetal and neonatal, multiparameter, remote patient monitors, temperature, and weight management monitors (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/patient-healthcare-monitoring-systems-devices-market-678.html). (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The “Patient Monitoring Device/ Equipment/System Market by Product (Blood Glucose, EEG, ECG, Capnography, Spirometer, Sleep...


Latest Intensive care medicine Reference Libraries

Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
2013-04-30 13:11:12

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, also known as ECMO, is best described as long term life support occurring outside the patient’s body. It should be noted, however, that ECMO is temporary and typically lasts three to ten days on average. ECMO is a means of oxygenating blood without it having to circulate inside the body, and thus allows time for essential recovery of the heart and lungs. ECMO comes with many serious risks and is only used in severe cases of cardiac or respiratory failure...

Oxygen Therapy
2013-04-30 10:27:06

Oxygen therapy is known as the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention. It is indicated in patients whose oxygen supply is compromised due to both acute and chronic health conditions and can be administered in many different ways. Oxygen therapy can be administered virtually wherever the patient is. Most commonly, oxygen is delivered to patients in an ambulance, hospital, or doctor’s office. These medical facilities carry oxygen in the form of a compressed gas. It is stored...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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