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

 
 

"Succesful eHealth depends on focus on user and context"

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Photo: Pills on top of a smartphone [27/10/2015] Human-centered design can greatly stimulate the improvement of safe patient care through technology. This is Jobke Wentzel's conclusion, who just obtained her doctoral degree at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management & Social Sciences (BMS) of the University of Twente."Succesful eHealth depends on focus on user and context" - Read more

UV light robots cut Clostridium difficile transmissions

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Image: Clostridium difficile [13/10/2015] Robots are capable of all sorts of tasks to help better treat cancer: They for example connect oncologists to patients remotely and clean rooms. New research from Penn Medicine infection control specialists found that ultraviolet (UV) robots helped reduce the rates transmission of the common bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile among cancer inpatients. UV light robots cut Clostridium difficile transmissions - Read more

Reducing aeromedical transport for traumas saved money and lives

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Photo: Paramedics moving a patient out of the Medicopter [07/10/2015] Changes to the trauma triage protocol in Maryland resulted in decreased use of helicopter transport for trauma patients and improved patient outcomes, saving lives and money. The results of a 11-year study of the impact of statewide field triage changes to Maryland's helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) were published online Wednesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine.Reducing aeromedical transport for traumas saved money and lives - Read more

High-volume facilities better for nursing hip fractures

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Photo: X-ray image of hip fractur [05/10/2015] There is not a lot of information available to help family caregivers choose the best skilled nursing facility for an elderly loved one who breaks a hip, but a new study suggests a potentially useful quality indicator: the facility's number of hip fracture patients during the prior year.High-volume facilities better for nursing hip fractures - Read more

Clinical practice: lung cancer screening programs

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Photo: Doctor having a look on an x-ray image of a lung [02/10/2015] Lung cancer screening programs that utilize standardized reporting and include cardiothoracic surgeons as part of a multidisciplinary team can successfully be adopted into clinical practice without an increase in surgical intervention for non-cancerous disease.Clinical practice: lung cancer screening programs - Read more

Fighting myomas with ultrasound

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[01/10/2015] A proper diagnosis is a part of great therapy. However, it can also be beneficial to be able to quickly respond to changes during a treatment. One example of this is the treatment of uterine myomas. Female patients at the University Hospital Bonn are treated using so-called high-intensity focused ultrasound, HIFU in short. Prof. Holger Strunk explains this procedure. Fighting myomas with ultrasound - Read more

Multi-tasking in the ER: More is not better

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Photo: Running doctor [24/09/2015] Even after emergency physicians had acclimated to a new commercial electronic health record (EHR), they increased their tasks performed per minute by nearly 12 percent, increasing the potential for patient safety hazards. The results of a study of one hospital's transition from a homegrown EHR to a commercial EHR were published online in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Multi-tasking in the ER: More is not better - Read more

Industrial therapists in hospitals: changing structures

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Photo: Running doctor [22/09/2015] Hospitals only achieve a high level of patient safety if the workplaces of all their employees are optimally designed. Things can become life-threatening when doctors and nursing staff have not been properly trained. Dr. Carsten Ostendorp at the Center for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Hospitals (ZAK), spoke about this topic with MEDICA.de. Industrial therapists in hospitals: changing structures - Read more

Long hours: Nurses more likely to suffer emotional exhaustion

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Photo: An exhausted nurse alone in a treatment room [14/09/2015] Research carried out by NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Wessex has found that hospital nurses who work longer than 12 hour shifts have a higher risk of wanting to leave their job, are more dissatisfied and more likely to burnout in terms of emotional exhaustion.Long hours: Nurses more likely to suffer emotional exhaustion - Read more

Electronic records with decision support help optimize emergency care

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Photo: doctor pointing at a tablet pc [09/09/2015] The timely administration of a clot-dissolving treatment for emergency department patients with acute ischemic stroke nearly doubled following the introduction of new technology that enabled electronic order entry and offered care-decision support for physicians, according to a study published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.Electronic records with decision support help optimize emergency care - Read more

 
 

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