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2013-12-09 16:26:50

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Nov. 1, Saint Peter's University Hospital installed a pilot program of NICVIEW, an innovative webcam system to connect babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to their families through live 24/7 video streaming. The NICVIEW webcam system eases the trauma of NICU stays by providing otherwise impossible 24/7 access to the newborn during this crucial time for familial bonding. No matter where family is located, whether...

2013-12-09 12:26:48

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (IHI National Forum 2013) -- Aided by its strategic partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the North Shore-LIJ Health System reported today that it has reduced sepsis mortality in its hospitals by 50 percent over the past four years. "We have reduced the sepsis mortality rate in our health system from 31 percent in 2009 to about 15 percent today," said Martin Doerfler, MD, senior vice president of clinical...

2013-12-06 23:04:26

At a recent event in Irvine, California, The Edwards Lifesciences Fund recognized the work of Sepsis Alliance with a $75,000 grant to be used to raise awareness of sepsis. San Diego, California (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Sepsis Alliance announced that it is the recipient of a $75,000 grant from The Edwards Lifesciences Fund. The unrestricted grant will be used to raise awareness of sepsis, the third leading cause of death in the United States. "We are incredibly humbled by this show...

2013-12-06 15:06:55

Study is first conducted as part of hospital's Clinical Nurse Scholar program How do you measure the pain of a patient who can't communicate? A Rhode Island Hospital researcher studied an observational pain scale in cardiac surgery patients, and found that the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) provided an accurate measure of a patient's pain level. The study by Sandra Linde, RN, is the first study conducted in Rhode Island Hospital's Clinical Nurse Scholar program, in which direct...

2013-12-05 12:29:08

Results of landmark eICU study show lower mortality rates and shorter patient stays among hospitals using Philips telehealth programs ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With critical care costs in the U.S. totaling roughly $80-100 billion per year, new research published today in CHEST Journal's Online First highlights ICU telehealth as key to enabling hospitals and health systems to improve patient care at lower cost. The study, which examined the impact of Philips' remote...

2013-12-02 23:02:32

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit the Comfort Neck Strap for C Pap, to companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 C-PAP masks are essential to the health of certain individuals, especially those with sleep apnea. They need to be worn all night long, but the problem is that the straps can make them uncomfortable. To alleviate the pain, a pair of inventors from Hopewell, Vir., created a prototype for the patent-pending COMFORT NECK STRAP FOR...

2013-11-28 23:04:43

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: European Anesthesia, Respiratory and Sleep Management Device Market. London (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 Several segments in the anesthesia, respiratory and sleep management device markets are expected to show resilience in the face of Europe’s budgetary restraints, growing at CAGRs of more than 3%. This market includes anesthesia delivery units and disposables, ventilators, nebulizers, respiratory disposables, oxygen therapy...

2013-11-28 23:00:32

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds “China Large Volume Parenteral (LVP) Industry Report, 2013-2015” latest report to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Under the context of China's medical reform and sustainable development of the pharmaceutical market, the output and demand of Large Volume Parenteral (LVP) which is one of the top five Chinese preparations have grown year by year. In 2006-2012, China’s injection output presented the CAGR of 19.2%. However, due to...

2013-11-26 13:39:09

Better, earlier care may mean fewer ICU admissions; implications for US as national health care reform begins A multi-institution study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that increasing the number of insured patients is not associated with higher intensive care unit (ICU) usage in Massachusetts. Because ICU care is expensive, concerns have been raised that increasing the number of insured patients would inevitably lead to...

2013-11-26 10:26:13

The findings have the potential to translate into millions of saved lives Sepsis, the body's response to severe infections, kills more people than breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. On average, 30 percent of those diagnosed with sepsis die. A new study conducted by Jamey Marth, director of UC Santa Barbara's Center for Nanomedicine and professor of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, reports a new method to increase survival in sepsis. The results appear...


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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