Bringing State-of-the-Art Technology to Critical Care Education
Emergency medical services fill a critical need throughout the country, especially in rural areas. When there’s an accident or a patient needs higher-acuity care than a small community hospital can provide, air and ground medical transport services save lives.
AR, VR Technology Gives Clinicians a New View of Complex Surgeries
As chief of the division of neurological surgery at the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Walter Jean, MD, has been using AR and VR for more than five years, not only to plan delicate surgeries, but to actually do those surgeries as well. The technology helps him to get a better look at a patient’s anatomy both before and during the procedure.
Review Fire and Evacuation Protocols in Wake of Recent Hospital Fire Near Boston
Review fire and evacuation drills to ensure you can get all patients and visitors out without injury or death, just as a Massachusetts hospital did on February 7, after a transformer caught fire in the basement of a connecting building.
Advice From Afar: How Remote Access Enables Medical Device Representatives to Work With Clinicians
Today, medical device reps are stretched thin, with facilities in need of them more than they can be physically available. And before the pandemic, physical availability had been a requirement. Reps would travel so they could be in the room during a procedure, and often they covered territories that were hours apart.
Want to Solve Your Workforce Shortages? Grow Your Own Staff
Many healthcare executives say workforce shortages are their top challenge as the country emerges from the crisis phase of the coronavirus pandemic. Health systems, hospitals, and physician practices nationwide are struggling with workforce shortages in clinical and nonclinical roles.
Medication Safety Recognition Program Designed to Improve Employee Engagement
Concord (New Hampshire) Hospital began its medication safety recognition program, which was introduced in 2016 and then revised in 2017, in the pharmacy department with the goals of improving the quality of medication errors reported, increasing the number of individuals who consistently reported medication errors, and increasing employee engagement.
Blood Clot Prevention: Who Needs to Wear an SCD and for How Long?
The CDC estimates that almost 1 million Americans suffer from venous thromboembolism (VTE), also known as blood clots. VTE is a term that is comprised of two medical conditions: deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot in one or more of the deep veins in the body (usually in the legs), and pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot in a pulmonary artery in the lungs.
Cleveland Clinic Promotes Coaching Culture for Physicians
Cleveland Clinic has two programs that provide coaching services to physicians. The Center for Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring provides physician peer-based coaching. The Mandel Global Leadership and Learning Institute (GLLI) provides non-physician coaches for physicians.
Everyday Answers and Solutions Based on Premature Conclusions
The world of the waking, so to speak, is precisely the opposite: characterized by its solemnity in generating, examining, and evaluating potential answers or solutions upon which an informed decision will rest. That decision offers the best chance for success, but only after first articulating how success has been defined. This world is populated by critical thinkers. Obviously, this is the world we should expect all healthcare professionals to inhabit.
Medical Mayhem Room: Enhancing Situational Awareness of Patient Safety Risks in the Hospital Setting
To increase situational awareness of safety hazards in the hospital setting, quality improvement staff at Strong Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital of a large academic medical center, implemented an experiential learning activity, the Medical Mayhem Room, during National Patient Safety Week in March 2019. This workplace-based activity was designed as a voluntary educational opportunity for nurses, resident and attending physicians, pharmacists, and other clinical support staff.