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Supply chain management in the operating room

In a hospital, the operating room is one of the costliest units to run. A new study by Cardinal Health suggests that better supply chain management... Read more

Showing your face motivates staff and raises morale

Hospital leaders who think they are too busy to have a chat with staff and learn what's going on at the facility, don't realise the importance... Read more

How to reduce surgery times: stick to the same op

A new study of trained surgeons in the UK shows a strong relationship between the order of surgical procedures and duration of operation. Repeating... Read more

Four-steps to fight back against EHR burnout

Burnout among U.S. physicians seems to have reached epidemic proportions. As shown in several recent studies, nearly half of U.S. practitioners... Read more

Doctors and patients harnessing the healing power of stories

"What patients bring to their clinicians is their stories," writes behavioural scientist Thomas Egnew. It is through these stories that clinicians... Read more

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Hello, my dear readers, Time flies, and here we are – in April 2021.   The last few weeks have been quite emotional because I started to review what has happened over the last 12-13 months, that is between March 2020 – April 2021.   I have only so much space to write down my thoughts here, but Jesus – we would need LIVES... Read more

Let’s start with a quip. When you want to become an oncologist, you only need three or four years of primary school. You need to be able to read and write. The pathologist will tell you what type of cancer the patient has, you can read in the protocol what to do, what the treatment is, and for the dose you need to know: ‘Is it a man or a woman,... Read more

If somebody had asked me this question, “How are you, nurse?” 6-8 weeks ago, I would have probably cried. The situation in Great Britain was pretty tough, worse than in March-April 2020, when the whole crisis of COVID-19 started for us in the UK! I guess no other European country had to go through that bushfire we have to go through with the... Read more

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Liver Fibrosis: Patients Can Be At Risk Of Death Even Without Exhibiting Symptoms

2020 18 Dec

1 in 5 advanced fibrosis patients evolves to cirrhosis in as little as two and a half years. The liver is the largest gland in the human body and, weighing roughly two kilograms, it is the second largest organ after the skin. Its varied functions include supplying the brain with glucose, filtering toxins out of the blood, producing proteins,... Read more

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Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

2020 23 Apr

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more

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Spotlight On: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Reduces CLABSI with APSS #2

2020 23 Apr

HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial... Read more

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Think Global, Act Local in Healthcare Communications

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Clinical audit: the pilot Eurosafe Imaging Star project

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Point-of-care ultrasound scanners: key purchasing considerations

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Benchmarking: Lessons Learnt

Benchmarking —comparing your own results with those of others—has the...

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