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OR Today Davinder S. Ramsingh, MD With the release on May 30, 2019 of the final report from the Federal government’s Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, anesthesiologists need specific case studies on how to implement recommendations in their...[Read more]
AnesthesiologyNews.com Theresa Bowling, MD Enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) have been shown to reduce costs and improve outcomes in nearly all surgical specialties, including shortening length of stay (LOS) by 30% to 50%, with similar reductions in complications and decreased readmissions...[Read more]
HealthManagement.org Nidhi Nikhanj, MD Obtaining vascular access is one of the most common procedures performed in U.S. hospitals, with more than 5 million central venous catheterizations (CVCs) performed annually (Feller-Klopman 2007). Nearly 80% of critical care patients undergo CVC (Gibbs;...[Read more]
Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer at Fujifilm SonoSite HealthCare Business News While providers continue to adhere to safe, low-dose imaging protocols, we are also seeing a trend toward finding new care pathways that use ionizing-free modalities. For...[Read more]
Clinical Services Journal Dr. Jim Corcoran, Clinical Director Perioperative Care, Salford Royal Hospital Ultrasound guidance has proven invaluable for the regional neurosurgical center at the Salford Royal Hospital, outside Manchester, England. In addition to helping to improve patient safety, ultrasound...[Read more]
Axis Imaging News Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer at Fujifilm SonoSite Vascular access is one of the most commonly performed procedures in U.S. hospitals as up to 70% of patients require a peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheter during...[Read more]
Anesthesiology News Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS With growing concern regarding the opioid epidemic in the United States, Dr. Edward Mariano, Chief of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Professor, Department...[Read more]
Becker's Hospital CFO Report Rich Fabian, Chief Operation Officer, Fujifilm SonoSite With healthcare providers becoming more concerned about the cost of providing services to their patients, the purchasing decision regarding imaging equipment, including new or replacement ultrasound systems, needs to...[Read more]
Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality Judy Padula, MSN, RN and Matthew Ostroff, ARNP With hospitals continuing to be measured on patient safety related criteria such as number of central-line associated blood stream infections, it is important for hospital leadership...[Read more]
Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality Matthew Ostroff, ARNP The American College of Emergency Physicians issued a policy statement in 2016 advocating a new safety standard for vascular access through the use of ultrasound guidance. St. Joseph's Healthcare System, in...[Read more]