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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

New guidance on contact precautions for hospital visitors

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Photo: Washing hands under a valve [13/04/2015] Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community.New guidance on contact precautions for hospital visitors - Read more

Patient information as an event – Interactive, in multimedia format, personal

Photo: Preview picture for video He (or she) who seeks shall find. First of all online. But not all information in the internet is good and correct. This can even be harmful in health issues because websites cannot make up for a visit at the physician’s. Still, searching the internet can be the right starting point for patients. This is the case when different channels join to create a good contact to the doctor.Patient information as an event – Interactive, in multimedia format, personal - Read more

Causes of hospital readmissions after joint replacements

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Photo: X-ray image of a knee joint [30/03/2015] A new study from researchers at NYU Langone's Hospital for Joint Diseases identifies common causes of hospital readmissions following total hip and knee arthoplasty procedures. By finding these common causes, researchers believe quality can be increased and hospital costs decreased.Causes of hospital readmissions after joint replacements - Read more

Cartilage Registry: "We generate fully independent data"

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[23/03/2015] Does a patient benefit from treatment or not? How many patients are being treated as a result of damaged cartilage in the knee joint? What intervention is performed most frequently? These and other questions are meant to be answered in the future with the help of a new Cartilage Registry, which was created by the German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery.Cartilage Registry: "We generate fully independent data" - Read more

'Smart bandage' detects bedsores before they are visible

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Photo: Smart bandage [18/03/2015] Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes - and while recovery is still possible. 'Smart bandage' detects bedsores before they are visible - Read more

Life-threatening illnesses: Old blood as good as fresh blood

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Photo: Blood bag [17/03/2015] Just like milk and many other foods, blood used for transfusions is perishable. But contrary to popular belief, new research shows that blood stored for three weeks is just as good as fresh blood - findings published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.Life-threatening illnesses: Old blood as good as fresh blood - Read more

MRSA can linger in homes, spreading among its inhabitants

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Photo: Hand holding a petri dish with bacterial cultures [13/03/2015] Households can serve as a reservoir for transmitting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).MRSA can linger in homes, spreading among its inhabitants - Read more

Communication: How does the neighbor actually do it?

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[02/03/2015] In Europe, or rather: at least between Germany and the Netherlands, the answer to this question often is not more than a subject for jokes. A current research project about strategic communication in hospitals now wants to show that and how neighbors actually are able to learn from each other when they look to the other side of the fence.Communication: How does the neighbor actually do it? - Read more

Crisis Management: Keeping the big picture in mind

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[02/03/2015] How should a hospital best respond to an emergency and which types of crises should it be prepared for? We spoke with Professor Ronald Glasberg at the SRH Hochschule Berlin on this subject.Crisis Management: Keeping the big picture in mind - Read more

Hospital crisis communication: A crisis knows no rules

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[02/03/2015] Crises come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it’s poor hygiene, thefts or treatment errors – once the crisis has arrived, things need to move quickly. For hospitals in particular, the right crisis communication is key. Yet many medical facilities still neglect the fact that crisis communication starts before the actual crisis takes place. Hospital crisis communication: A crisis knows no rules - Read more

 
 

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