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2011-01-25 16:54:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI) have partnered to bring the first Ronald McDonald Family Room in Illinois to Edward Hospital. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/CG36290) The Edward Foundation has also launched the public phase of its KidsCare Campaign to raise funds for a complete renovation of newborn and...

2011-01-19 23:25:52

A multifaceted quality improvement intervention that included education, reminders and feedback through a collaborative telecommunication network improved the adoption of evidenced-based care practices in intensive care units at community hospitals for practices such as preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia, according to a study that will appear in the January 26 issue of JAMA. The study is being published early online to coincide with its...

2011-01-19 19:52:34

Family caregivers who had not discussed life support measures with critically ill patients took nearly two weeks longer to decide to forego further medical intervention than those who had prior conversations about the issues, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Public Health. They share their findings in a poster presentation at the Society of Critical Care Medicine congress this week in San Diego. Also, a patient's loved...

2011-01-19 12:54:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Hospital Association presented two outstanding programs with its first-ever Excellence in Quality Improvement Awards Jan. 14. The new awards are designed to celebrate healthcare organizations' tremendous advances in quality improvement and patient safety. NJHA, through its Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, partners with healthcare providers across the state in intensive collaborative efforts to make healthcare...

2011-01-18 10:05:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced ICU Care is presenting research on evidence-based ICU best practices from its tele-ICU programs at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's 40th Critical Care Congress, held January 15-19 in San Diego. The research shows these best practices reduce risks to patients and prevent ICU complications. Abstracts that will be presented include: "Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Challenges of Baseline Data Availability, Management and Ongoing...

2011-01-14 08:44:26

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new report shows hospital infection rates are reduced when intensive care units (ICUs) are converted into private rooms. Dana Y. Teltsch, M.Sc., Ph.D. candidate, and her colleagues from McGill University, compared infection rates for 19,343 ICU admissions at two hospitals between 2000 and 2005. At the first hospital, the researchers compared the patient-acquired infection rates before and after patients were moved from...

2011-01-11 15:01:41

The study, published today in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, also suggests that length of stay would be shorter. A research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University has demonstrated that private rooms in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) play a key role in reducing hospital infections like C-difficile. The study, published today in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, also suggests that length of stay would be shorter and this could lead to cost...

2011-01-10 15:31:43

Converting hospital intensive care units (ICUs) to private rooms is associated with a reduction in the rate at which patients acquire infections, according to a report in the January 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Health care associated infections occur in about 30 percent of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) and are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality," the authors write as background information in the article. "In ICU...

2010-12-20 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today launched the EnVe(TM) ventilator, a high-performance critical care ventilator that weighs 9.5 pounds--about 70-80 pounds lighter than other ventilators with similar functions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100706/CAREFUSIONLOGO) The EnVe ventilator has the capability to manage non-invasive or mask-ventilated patients to the most critically ill intubated patients...

2010-12-15 15:45:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela announced today the award recipients from its November Virtual Human Milk (breastmilk) Collection Campaign in honor of the March of Dimes' National Prematurity Awareness Month. This year 4,750 participated in the campaign, voting for their preferred Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In addition, the number of winning hospitals grew from only four last year to six in 2010. Each of the following hospitals will receive $5,000 in neonatal human...


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