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2012-09-29 02:20:12

Children's Omaha is the only Level IV NICU serving multi-state region OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New standards published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) establish Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., as the only Level IV Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit serving Nebraska, western Iowa and South Dakota. Level IV is the highest level of care as defined by the AAP. Children's meets a number of strict criteria including:...

2012-09-28 02:24:29

Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical care physician Muhammad Afzal, M.D. smiled as he recalled saving a patient's life -- from a room miles away from the bedside. The lucky man was just one of hundreds of patients Dr. Afzal and his partner Tele-ICU physicians watch over at 14 northern California area hospital critical care units on a daily basis. Some they see in person, and many they observe from a remote location while continuously monitoring patient vital signs,...

2012-09-25 02:25:06

ABINGDON, England, September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GlySure Limited, developer of in-hospital continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, will update the industry on its progress toward U.S. and European regulatory trials at two leading MedTech conferences this fall. GlySure CEO Christopher Jones will speak at the AdvaMed 2012 MedTech Conference on October 2 in Boston, and at the Medical Devices Summit Europe on November 14 in Dublin. Tight Glycemic Control (TGC) in...

Intensive Care Units Are Incredibly Loud
2012-09-18 05:09:13

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bob Dylan once said, “The radio makes hideous sounds.” While many may disagree with Dylan´s statement, seriously ill patients who may not recognize sounds from the radio may agree. Recent research conducted by the University of Gothenburg and the University of BorÃ¥s found that the hospice of seriously ill patients is completed in intensive care units (ICU) that have sound levels over 20 dB higher...

2012-08-18 23:01:51

The American Accreditation Healthcare Commission recognizes the Cardinal Glennon NICU as a Neonatal Center of Excellence. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 Many of the babies we deliver will spend some time at the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children´s Medical Center Dana Brown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The American Accreditation Healthcare Commission recognizes our NICU as a Neonatal Center of Excellence. In 2002, SSM was the country´s first health care organization to be...

2012-08-14 23:02:55

Advocate Health Care, one of the nation´s top health systems, is conducting an 18-month long study on how chaplains provide palliative care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), thanks to a grant from the HealthCare Chaplaincy provided by the John Templeton Foundation. Advocate was one of six organizations nationally to receive the funding. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Advocate Health Care, one of the nation´s top health systems, is conducting an 18-month long study on how...

2012-08-01 02:27:43

ABINGDON, England, August 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GlySure Limited, developer of in-hospital continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, today announced the appointment of Heidi Hausner, RN as its U.S. Director of Clinical Affairs. In this newly established position, Hausner will lead U.S. clinical regulatory trials for GlySure's CGM technology and support the company's clinical trials in Europe. Hausner has more than 25 years of experience in both the manufacturing...

2012-07-31 02:27:29

WAYNE, N.J., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Medical Systems USA today announced the commercial launch of TEGRIS, its new OR Integration system, in the United States. TEGRIS allows for seamless surgical suite control by providing operating room (OR) staff with a single point of control for all recording devices, OR equipment and room functions. "By seamlessly integrating diverse technologies, TEGRIS addresses the key challenges presented by today's highly complex OR environment,"...

2012-07-21 23:01:54

Biovo announced today that the company was granted a patent covering a closed suction system with an integrated cleaning mechanism by the UK Patent Office. The new technology will be on the market in Europe later this year under the brand name Airway Medix. Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) July 21, 2012 Biovo Technologies is an innovator and manufacturer of disposable medical devices for mechanically ventilated patients in the ICU. Biovo announced today that the company was granted a patent...

2012-07-12 02:20:43

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard toured Royal Darwin Hospital's mobile medical facility during a recent leadership summit. The meeting provided an opportunity for the two countries to focus on long-term economic development and cooperation. Australia's National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre in Darwin manages the 3,000-square-foot field hospital, which was provided by BLU-MED...