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5 papers 0 to 25 followers Papers reflecting cool ideas, disruptive thinking, and digitalhealth advances - cool stuff in anesthesia and perioperative medicine
By Ron George Anesthesiologist with special interests in Obstetrics, Pain, and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603038/a-model-for-the-departmental-quality-management-infrastructure-within-an-academic-health-system
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Simon C Mathews, Renee Demski, Jody E Hooper, Lee Daugherty Biddison, Stephen A Berry, Brent G Petty, Allen R Chen, Peter M Hill, Marlene R Miller, Frank R Witter, Lisa Allen, Elizabeth C Wick, Tracey S Stierer, Lori Paine, Hans A Puttgen, Rafael J Tamargo, Peter J Pronovost
As quality improvement and patient safety come to play a larger role in health care, academic medical centers and health systems are poised to take a leadership role in addressing these issues. Academic medical centers can leverage their large integrated footprint and have the ability to innovate in this field. However, a robust quality management infrastructure is needed to support these efforts. In this context, quality and safety are often described at the executive level and at the unit level. Yet, the role of individual departments, which are often the dominant functional unit within a hospital, in realizing health system quality and safety goals has not been addressed...
September 6, 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27440636/surgicric-2-a-comparative-bench-study-with-two-established-emergency-cricothyroidotomy-techniques-in-a-porcine-model
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L Chrisman, W King, K Wimble, S Cartwright, K B Mohammed, B Patel
BACKGROUND: 'Can't Intubate, Can't Oxygenate' is a rare but life threatening event. Anaesthetists must be trained and have appropriate equipment available for this. The ideal equipment is a topic of ongoing debate. To date cricothyroidotomy training for anaesthetists has concentrated on cannula techniques. However cases reported to the NAP4 audit illustrated that they were associated with a high failure rate. A recent editorial by Kristensen and colleagues suggested all anaesthetists must master a surgical technique...
August 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18257379/a-move-to-universal-or-start-times-a-case-study-of-leading-change-in-an-academic-anesthesia-department
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Kathleen Donahue, Berend Mets
Learn how leaders at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center successfully implemented universal operating room start times and the impact it had on patient flow.
January 2008: Physician Executive
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524393/addition-of-a-non-immersive-virtual-reality-component-to-treadmill-training-to-reduce-fall-risk-in-older-adults-v-time-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Anat Mirelman, Lynn Rochester, Inbal Maidan, Silvia Del Din, Lisa Alcock, Freek Nieuwhof, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Bastiaan R Bloem, Elisa Pelosin, Laura Avanzino, Giovanni Abbruzzese, Kim Dockx, Esther Bekkers, Nir Giladi, Alice Nieuwboer, Jeffrey M Hausdorff
BACKGROUND: Age-associated motor and cognitive deficits increase the risk of falls, a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Because of the significant ramifications of falls, many interventions have been proposed, but few have aimed to prevent falls via an integrated approach targeting both motor and cognitive function. We aimed to test the hypothesis that an intervention combining treadmill training with non-immersive virtual reality (VR) to target both cognitive aspects of safe ambulation and mobility would lead to fewer falls than would treadmill training alone...
September 17, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524394/virtual-reality-and-the-prevention-of-falls-in-the-real-world
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Stephen R Lord
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 17, 2016: Lancet
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