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Effective Workforce Transformation

2022 09 Nov

The most important asset for healthcare is healthcare workers. However, this sector faces significant challenges regarding this valuable resource, which have been further exacerbated because of the pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, there will be a  shortfall of 15 million healthcare workers by 2030 . Clearly, the future... Read more

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Interprofessional Competence Acquisition in Times of VUCA

2022 09 Nov

Restrictions on educational offers in person and in the practical environment due to infection and other factors such as the current effects of war in Europe, the increasing shortage of skilled workers and ever shorter length of stay in the job, increasingly complex task profiles requiring a different approach of management in the healthcare system... Read more

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Reducing Burnout by Building Resilient Systems

2022 09 Nov

Frontline clinicians are emotionally exhausted, mentally fatigued, and pessimistic about the future, often due to the complex, inefficient environments they work in each day. Solving this requires a systems-based approach to creating highly reliable systems in healthcare. One good place to begin is by making it easier for the frontline to know what... Read more

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Effective Workforce Transformation in Healthcare

2022 09 Nov

HealthManagement.org spoke to Dr Nicholas Spencer, Chief Clinical Information Officer for Northern Europe, Agfa HealthCare and Roberto Anello, Managing Director for Northern Europe, Agfa HealthCare to gain insight on workforce transformation, collaboration networks, integrated care systems and application of technology and Artificial Intelligence... Read more

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The Shortage of Health Professionals Worldwide – A Modern Human Resources Management Challenge

2022 09 Nov

During the last 40 years, a significant global shortage in the number of health professionals of all specialties (physicians, general practitioners, nurses, laboratory technicians) has been recorded in absolute and relative figures. Given the growing demand for consumption of health services, this shortage has a serious impact on the very functioning... Read more

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Building Winning Recruiting Practices in a Labour Shortage

2022 09 Nov

It is obvious taking too long to fill jobs costs organisations money and often prevents them from hiring the best talent. But did you know a bad hire can cost up to 30% of the employee’s wages the first year, according to the US Department of Labor? Bad recruitment strategy and process cost companies a lot of money. Key Points Understanding... Read more

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Increasing Care Demand and Growing Workforce Shortage

2022 09 Nov

Healthcare staff shortages are a growing global issue. At the same time, ageing populations and an increasing burden of chronic diseases are driving up demand for healthcare. The gap between rising demand and a shortage of healthcare workers is looming. HealthManagement.org spoke to Sourabh Pagaria, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of... Read more

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Female Physician Infertility in the U.S.

2022 09 Nov

The rate of infertility is much higher among female physicians than in the general population. This could be improved by increased education and awareness among the medical community in conjunction with the continued improvement and expansion of infertility insurance coverage throughout the United States. Key Points One in four female... Read more

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A New Era in Operational Excellence - Predicting With Precision to Enable Better Patient Care

2022 09 Nov

An overview of new technologies by Affidea designed to improve patient experience and medical outcomes while making clinical operations safer. Key Points Unplanned downtime from clinical equipment can negatively affect every aspect of the care delivery. Innovation is part of Affidea’s DNA, and it comes to offer an outstanding patient... Read more

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The Exposure to Ionising Radiation in Territorial Medicine: The Need to Act to Reduce the Risks

2022 09 Nov

Given the proven increase in exposure to ionising radiation by over 600% (diagnostic bulimia) it would not only be wise but also necessary to reduce the unjustified radiation risk due to inappropriate diagnostic investigations, by the following sustainable measure - revise the diagnostic reference levels for CT, interventional and paediatric... Read more

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The Future of Healthcare Workforce Development and Management

2022 09 Nov

The healthcare workforce crisis is a global reality. The healthcare workforce is experiencing a shortage in staff and expertise, impacting staff well being and satisfaction. Fear of exposure to infection and transmission, staff shortages, inadequate personal protective equipment, and work stress has added an extra burden to an already stressful lifestyle... Read more

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How EHR Interoperability Can Facilitate Successful Clinical Trials

2022 09 Nov

An overview of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and how EHR tools could mark a new era in healthcare interoperability and be a valuable source of patient data for clinical trials. Key Points Clinical data exchange is crucial for patient treatment and clinical trials. EHR tools that communicate without barriers could mark a new era in healthcare... Read more

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Antibiotic Resistance

2022 14 Oct

Infections occur frequently in critically ill patients in the ICU. They may be the reason for admission and could also be due to immunosuppression associated with critical illness. Antibiotics are essential tools for treating both common and complex infections. It is recommended that antibiotics should be administered as soon as possible once an infection... Read more

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Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Principles to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

2022 14 Oct

Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles play a central role in antimicrobial dose-optimisation to combat antimicrobial resistance. In the future, research focused on the integration of preclinical and clinical data is paramount. Antimicrobial Resistance in the ICU The use of antimicrobial drugs in the hospital is very common... Read more

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Antibiotic Stewardship in Critical and Emergency Care

2022 14 Oct

An overview of antimicrobial stewardship in critical care units and emergency departments, highlighting aspects to reduce multidrug resistance focusing on antibiotic optimisation in respiratory infections and sepsis. Introduction Infections caused by resistant bacteria are associated with higher treatment costs and increased morbidity... Read more

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Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in the ICU

2022 14 Oct

Severe infections by antibiotic resistant gram-negative bacteria are frequent in ICU patients. They are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Introduction Bacterial infections in patients hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are frequent, and they elicit an increase in morbidity and mortality. The emerging development... Read more

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Sepsis in Critical Care

2022 14 Oct

The importance of clearly defining sepsis, improving early recognition strategy, and increasing the understanding of innate and adaptive immune system derangements that facilitate the development of sepsis. The improvement in mortality outcomes of patients with sepsis is attributable to the early recognition of sepsis, better adherence to guidelines,... Read more

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Short Acting Beta-Blockers in Critically Ill Patients With Heart Failure

2022 14 Oct

An overview of the clinical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of landiolol for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter with heart failure and effective heart rate control during arrhythmias. Supraventricular arrhythmias (SVTs) are common in post-operative and cardiac ICUs. SVTs increase the risk of death as well as... Read more

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Antibiotic Resistance

2022 14 Oct

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant public health challenges today. Join our panellists as they discuss the problem of antibiotic resistance, its impact on patient outcomes, the importance of effective antimicrobial stewardship programmes, the role of rapid diagnostic testing, and important strategies to reduce the spread of antimicrobial... Read more

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Upcoming events/courses/congresses

2022 14 Oct

OCTOBER 13-14  Sepsis 2022 - International Symposium on Infections in the Critically Ill Patient Barcelona, Spain https://iii.hm/1hvz 15-19  EUSEM Congress 2022 Berlin, Germany https://iii.hm/1g2g 17-18  BACCN Conference 2022 Belfast, Northern Ireland https://iii.hm/1hw0 21-25  ANESTHESIOLOGY... Read more