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IMAGING Management

Patient and Staff Radiation Exposure in Hybrid OR

2017 02 May

New research shows that working conditions in a vascular hybrid operating room (HOR) are safe in terms of patient and staff radiation protection. However, researchers say doses are highly dependent on the workload and further research is needed to evaluate any possible radiological deviation of the daily working conditions in the HOR. The findings are... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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ICU Management

Patient Handoff Protocols

2016 30 Nov

Whether they are called handoffs or handovers, it is known from the literature that the transfer of patient information between caregivers at shift changes has the potential for error. Although the U.S. Joint Commission requires healthcare providers to implement a standardised approach to handoff communication as a national patient safety goal, clear... Read more

Executive Health Management

Body Cams to Fight Patient Violence

2016 20 Sep

Patient violence against healthcare workers is becoming such a serious problem in Queensland, Australia that the authorities are rolling out body cameras to protect staff.   The aim of the body cams is two-fold; to discourage violent attacks and to make police prosecution of offenders easier.   The cams are part of a range of measures the state government’s... Read more

ICU Management

Don't Forget to Ask! The Patient and Relative Perspective

2016 11 Mar

There has been good progress in the last decade to ensure that the patient voice is heard at all levels, including in research and service planning. However there is still more to be done, and this article sets out the case for meaningful intensive care patient and relative involvement and how this can be achieved. Why Involve Former Intensive Care... Read more

IMAGING Management

#ECR15: Toshiba Satellite Lunch Symposium: New Detector Technology Improves Patient Safety

2015 25 Feb

Toshiba Medical Systems invites you to the educational event "New Detector Technology Improves Patient Safety" during ECR to learn more about how we are bringing innovation to life. In addition to two lunch symposia, which we will be hosting on Thursday and Friday, our comprehensive hands-on workshop program throughout the day from Wednesday to... Read more

Cardiology Management

Patient's Attitude to CHF Impacts Quality Of Life

2015 12 Jan

It's a self-fulfilling prophecy: failing to accept illness is associated with poorer quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure. According to a research study in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, patients with lower illness acceptance also suffered low energy levels, limited mobility, negative and draining emotional feelings,... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Renal Denervation Fails to Lower BP

2014 04 Apr

A recent study, presented at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Washington and published by the New England Journal of Medicine, has cast a doubt over therapy used in more than 80 countries and prescribed to treat hypertension that does not respond to drugs.Renal artery denervation is an intervention in which nerve connections... Read more

Health Management

Medical Tourism in Cyprus: Challenges and Prospectives

2014 08 Mar

Authors:Marios GeorgiouMedical Laboratory Technician Karaiskakio Foundation MSc in Health Services ManagementMamas Theodorou, PhD Associate Professor in Health Policy and PlanningOpen University of CyprusAbstractThe main objectives of this study were the investigation of the current state of affairs and perspectives pertaining to medical tourism in... Read more