Medtech

  • Niagara Health Reduces Number of Injuries in Code White Emergencies by 20% – Staff Feel Safer While They Work

    Recently, in the emergency department (ED) of one of our hospital sites, a patient became combative with a front-line nurse. The nurse double-tapped the Call button on her Vocera Badge – a wearable communication device – to call a code white, alerting security staff instantly and discretely. The security team rushed to her location, able to hear what was happening…

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  • The Road to Efficient, Quality Patient-Centric Care

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things, including the perception of healthcare among business executives. Prior to the pandemic, GE’s biennial survey on global innovation found that IT, high-tech and the internet were seen as the most innovative sectors. But in the wake of the pandemic and given the response by government ministries, private healthcare providers and others, the healthcare…

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  • Employing the Power of AI and Interoperability to Reduce Sepsis Mortality

    Augusta Health is a community hospital nestled in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley focused on improving the health and well-being of our community. The statewide sepsis mortality rate in Virginia is 12.7%, while at Augusta Health it is 4.76%. We have been able to achieve a significantly lower sepsis mortality rate by employing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and communication…

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  • Wiping out infection

    In the Arab world, more than 1 in 10 acute healthcare patients has a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). HAIs cause poor patient outcomes, increase the length of hospital stays and place a huge burden on healthcare resources. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, we need to find better ways to stop the spread of infection within our hospitals. A universal solution…

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  • Rediroom – Instant patient isolation

    The importance of isolation Effective isolation is an essential part of infection prevention. A host of pathogens can spread via direct contact (typically through contaminated hands) or indirect contact (involving contaminated surfaces). Respiratory droplets are traditionally thought to spread up to a two-metre radius when colonised patients cough, sneeze or talk. Without proper infection prevention measures, those infections can quickly…

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  • Streamlining for Safety: Barcode Medication Administration for Intravenous Medications

    James Waterson. RN, M.Med.Ed. Medication Safety Manager, Medical Affairs. Becton Dickinson. Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. [email protected] Radwa Elsawah. RPh. Product Manager. Medication Management Solutions. Becton Dickinson. Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Larry Neal. Regional Marketing Manager, Medication Management Solutions.Becton Dickinson. Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Potential errors of Wrong Patient, Wrong Medication, Wrong Dose, Wrong Documentation,…

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  • It shouldn’t hurt to be a nurse

    Working in the healthcare service is very strenuous and sometimes also stressful, especially for nurses, considering that 90 percent of nurses are women. Occasionally, the nursing staff has to lift up to 1,8 tons during one shift. Koen De Doncker, ergonomist and product manager, helps nurses with ergonomic moving and handling patients. His goal is to share tips and instructions…

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  • Effective Communication: Foundation for Nurse Safety

    Over the past year, as we’ve all seen how nurses impact the health and healing of our world, we’ve also seen them embrace the mantra “Never Again” and leave the profession at an unprecedented rate. The need for change is clear. We must heed the call from all corners to listen to, support, and protect nurses.1 We must envision new ways…

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  • More than a hospital bed

    Living idea The healing environment enables a faster recovery  

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  • Heriot-Watt Showcases Potential of 3D Printing Applications in the Healthcare Industry at Arab Health 2021

    Heriot-Watt University Dubai is exhibiting the potential of advanced manufacturing techniques, like 3D printing, in supporting the healthcare sector at Arab Health this week. The 3D printer is actively printing on display at the Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital stand, where visitors can also see on display replicas of a patient’s pelvis and clavicle (developed for an orthopaedic surgery based…

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