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ICU Management

#EA20: Is Technology the Answer for Perioperative Patient Safety?

2020 01 Dec

One of the most enjoyable sessions at Euroanaesthesia 2020 this year was the pro-con debate. The debate this time was on the topic: is technology the final answer for perioperative patient safety? Two experts, Dr. Daniel Arnal from the  Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain, delivered the pro argument, while Prof. William Harrop-Griffiths from... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cancer Care: What to Expect, What to Do

2020 21 Apr

A research predicts a decline in cancer mortality rates in 2020 in the EU. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancer patient safety is compromised, but can still be improved with certain policies.   You may also like : Prostate is Now Most Common Cancer   Cancer in the EU Total cancer mortality rates in the... Read more

IMAGING Management

ICH Diagnosis: Could AI Step In Where Radiologists Fail?

2020 26 Feb

  The heavy workload radiologists deal with means that the potential for errors may increase. Misdiagnosis of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) can lead to an adverse impact on patient outcomes.   You might also like: AI and Radiology: Not Ready For Prime Time   Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have released a... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nurses’ Sleep Deprivation Impacts Patient Outcomes

2019 12 Dec

Before work days, nurses sleep 83 minutes fewer than on their days off, which negatively impacts patient safety and care. According to a new study (Witkoski Stimpfel et al. 2019) published in Sleep Health , the journal of the National Sleep Foundation (USA), nurses get under 7 hours of sleep prior to their shifts. You may also like:... Read more

Executive Health Management

HETT 2020- Healthcare Excellence Through Technology

2020 29 Sep

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Executive Health Management

2019 19 Mar

Dr. Peter Pronovost is a world-renowned patient safety champion, critical care physician, a prolific researcher, publishing over 800 peer review publications, and a global thought leader, informing US and global health policy. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives... Read more

Executive Health Management

2018 28 Nov

By now, everyone is familiar with the impact that a shortage of nurses has on healthcare organisations. In any hospital, nurses are one of the highest budget components, and not just because of absolute employee numbers. Excessive overtime and the stress associated with it increases costs twice: first with the increased rate of pay, and second with... Read more

Executive Health Management

Does face-to-face communication always work best?

2018 23 Nov

Mobile phones (including SMS), email, instant messaging apps, and social media platforms all provide us an easy way to communicate with co-workers and other people. While technology is associated with communication efficiency, the question is "Are we able to communicate effectively?" Especially for hospital and health system leaders, there are certain... Read more

Executive Health Management

Robotics death ‘one-off’?

2018 22 Nov

Robotic assisted surgery is fast becoming a preferred mode of surgery in many hospitals across the globe. Yet, is robotic assisted surgery all it’s cracked up to be? We examine the da Vinci Surgical System to find out. With the da Vinci Surgical System, a cutting edge robot manufactured by the American company Intuitive Surgical and featuring a magnified... Read more

Health Management

Risks of contrast agent administration

2017 19 Sep

Outlines the frequency of adverse effects, prevention and management, and focuses on acute reactions which may occur after intravascular injection of contrast agents, the risk of deterioration in renal function after iodine-based agents, and current anxieties about the long-term safety of gadolinium-based agents.   Contrast agents (or... Read more