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2010-01-18 16:10:00

DALLAS, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As medical personnel from the United States and other countries rush to Haiti to provide medical care following last week's devastating earthquake, Dallas-based T-System, Inc., the leading provider of emergency department documentation solutions, is providing disaster-oriented charting templates at no cost to any medical staff providing emergency care in Haiti. These templates will help medical volunteers quickly assess and document patients with trauma or...

2010-01-12 16:01:00

ATHENS, Texas, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of September, East Texas Medical Center, Athens (ETMC Athens) saw a 42% average surge in number of patients per day due to publicity of the H1N1 virus and took it in stride. Improved efficiencies in the Emergency Department facilitated by a process improvement firm, Compirion Healthcare, allowed the hospital to absorb the volume and still see an improvement in quality. Many other Texas hospitals were caught off-guard and resorted...

2010-01-05 16:20:00

ELM GROVE, Wis., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Compirion Healthcare Solutions, a hospital process improvement firm, is hosting a timely webinar that will help hospital administration leverage parts of their existing Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) to create an effective Surge Plan for handling the type of smaller events that spike patient volume. Creating an Effective Surge Plan From Your Hospital's EOP premieres January 27 at 11:15 AM CST. Additional dates and times, along with registration...

2009-12-17 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to a new study published last week in Intensive Care Medicine, a novel bedside blood test measured in critically ill patients being admitted to the intensive care unit can help to identify which patients are at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI). The study carried out in Vicenza, Italy, tested blood samples collected during admission to the ICU using the Triage® NGAL Test, a product currently sold by Inverness...

2009-11-16 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Triage Wireless(TM), Inc., a medical device company developing a new generation of vital signs monitoring technology, today announced it has changed its corporate name to Sotera Wireless(TM), Inc. effective immediately. The decision to change the Company's name arose from a settlement with Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc., which markets certain diagnostic products under the Triage brand. Inverness obtained the Triage brand when it merged with...

2009-11-09 16:54:37

Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing with cytology triage is more sensitive than conventional cytology screening for detecting cervical lesions, according to a new study published online November 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Cytology triage in HPV-positive women can improve specificity. HPV DNA testing has shown higher sensitivity than conventional cytology screening for detecting cervical lesions, but it is uncertain whether the higher sensitivity is dependent on the...

2009-11-09 16:48:27

One in four emergency department patients in 2006 waited longer to be evaluated by a clinician than recommended at triage, an increase from one in five in 1997, according to a report in the November 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Prolonged emergency department (ED) wait time decreases patient satisfaction, limits access, increases the number of patients who leave before being seen and is associated with clinically significant delays in care for...

2009-10-26 09:15:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Concerns are rising over the continuing spread of H1N1 flu and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI) is working to help hospital administrators manage the ensuing surge capacity demand. The Philips VISICU eICU® Program and its portable eCareMobile solution can reduce staff exposure and help hospitals manage surge demand associated with an H1N1 outbreak. The eCareMobile solution was developed by Philips VISICU...

2009-10-21 11:57:09

Japanese researchers have developed a computer program which may be able tell from an emergency call if you are about to die. Research published in the open access journal BMC Emergency Medicine shows that a computer algorithm is able to predict the patient's risk of dying at the time of the emergency call. Kenji Ohshige and a team of researchers from the Yokohama City University School of Medicine in Japan assessed the new Yokohama computer-based triage emergency system from its inception on...

2009-10-07 09:18:00

HOUSTON and DALLAS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Precautionary measures are being taken at hospital ERs across Texas in order to deal with record numbers of flu cases this season. According to a recent article on NBCDFW.com, hospital emergency rooms, including the one at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, are screening visitors for flu symptoms and not allowing children under 12 to be in the patient areas unless they are being treated. Another North Texas Hospital is requiring patients in...


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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