Search Tag: Injury

ICU Management

Emergency Medicine: Risk of Injury Increases with Longer Shifts

2015 15 Sep

Long work shifts are known to increase fatigue and impact on decision making. Now a study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine has shown a 60% increase in injury and illness risk among emergency services (EMS) clinicians when shifts are 16-24 hours long.In this observational study the researchers analysed three years of shift schedules... Read more

Health Management

HOW MUCH DOES EUROPE CARE ABOUT NEEDLESTICK INJURIES?

2014 08 Nov

One of the most common and serious risks to healthcare workers is an infection result­ing from a sharp or needlestick injury. In Europe, approximately 8 million healthcare workers are at risk of these injuries. Even though data on the frequency of needle­stick injuries differ greatly between dif­ferent hospitals, as well as between dif­ferent units... Read more

Health Management

SHARPS INJURY RISKS IN NURSING HOMES

2014 08 Nov

Background The everyday activities of workers in nursing homes put them at risk of serious infections with more than 30 potentially dangerous pathogens, including Hepatitis B (HBV), hep­atitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), through injuries with contami­nated needles and lancets. More than one million needle stick injuries (NSI) are estimated... Read more

Cardiology Management

American Heart Association Launches Online Pediatric First Aid & CPR Course

2014 17 Apr

New course teaches child care providers and parents vital life-saving skillsFor parents and child care providers, the statistics about accidental injuries of children up to age 19 are daunting. More than 12,000 children die from accidental injuries each year, and more than 9.2 million are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries, according to the Centers... Read more

Health Management

The Role of Interventional Radiology in Trauma Management

2014 08 Mar

AuthorCiara MaddenHead of Media and PublicationsCIRSE – The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe  Trauma represents a major burden to hospitals and healthcare systems, affecting 135 million people worldwide every year, with 5.8 million of these dying as a result (World Health Organization 2008). Within Europe, these injuries... Read more

Executive Health Management

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated with Premature Death

2014 17 Jan

Findings from a psychiatric study conducted by Seena Fazel, M.D., of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and her team of colleagues, show that patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a higher risk of premature death, particularly from suicides, injuries and assaults. According to the study background, TBI is a substantial cause of disability.The... Read more

IT Management

Electronic Trauma Health Record App Premieres at Trauma Center

2014 03 Jan

Established as standard practice across North America’s healthcare centers and hospitals, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) is not commonly used in countries with fewer resources, where patient data is still collected on paper, if it is even collected at all.A study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reports... Read more

IMAGING Management

New MRI Method Fingerprints Tissues and Diseases

2013 21 Mar

A new method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could routinely spot specific cancers, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and other conditions early, when they're most treatable, suggest researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center in the journal Nature.Each body tissue and disease has a unique fingerprint... Read more

IMAGING Management

Brain Imaging After Mild Head Injury/Concussion Can Show Lesions

2013 21 Mar

Brain imaging soon after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or mild concussion can detect tiny lesions that may eventually provide a target for treating people with mTBI, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013.Studies of brain tissue once a person has died have shown... Read more


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