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Intensive care medicine: Saving lives with knowledge from aviation

Dear Sir or Madam,

Looking beyond one's own discipline broadens the horizon. Aviation and intensive care medicine show that this procedure can even save lives. In both areas, mistakes can quickly endanger human lives. You can find out why medicine has deficits here and what it can learn from the behavior of a crew in the cockpit in our current interview.

Have a safe week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team

image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Interview: Intensive care medicine
Topic of the Month: When is a medical device considered to be a medical device?
Video: jumpBALL
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Intensive care medicine: More safety thanks to aviation knowledge


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What do intensive care medicine and aviation have in common? In both fields, mistakes can quickly put people's lives at risk. That's why high safety standards should be a matter of course for both. Having said that, medicine lags behind by comparison because staff members often lack the opportunities to train for emergency situations and the proper tools to prevent patients from being harmed.
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Intensive care medicine: More safety thanks to aviation knowledge
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When is a medical device considered to be a medical device? – Certification, norms, and standards

Topic of the Month

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To ensure product quality and patient safety, medical devices must meet specific requirements outlined in the Medical Devices Act and specified EU directives. Yet which norms and standards must actually be met and how is this verified?
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When is a medical device considered to be a medical device? – Certification, norms, and standards
Safe technology – A lot of work behind a successful medical product

jumpBALL – thrombosis prophylaxis easy as child's play


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Improving people's health with wearable technologies – that's the goal of mHealth. We are visiting the University of Kaiserslautern and the wearHEALTH workgroup, which develops these types of mobile health services with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Here, we get to try the game jumpBALL that has been developed by wearHEALTH to support thrombosis prophylaxis.
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jumpBALL – thrombosis prophylaxis easy as child's play
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Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Company News

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