Namibia:Welwitschia Hospital Constructs Modern Intensive Care Unit
[New Era] Windhoek -A new chapter in the history of the private Welwitschia Hospital in Walvis Bay began a week ago with the official ground-breaking ceremony for the new intensive care unit (ICU) and surgical ward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mom's Voice: The Sleep Secret for Babies in Intensive Care
Title: Mom's Voice: The Sleep Secret for Babies in Intensive CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Mom's Voice: The Sleep Secret for Babies in Intensive Care
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- The soothing sound of their mother's voice may help improve sleep for babies in hospital neonatal intensive care units, researchers say. This section of the hospital, called the NICU, provides around-the-clock care to sick... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ICU Telemedicine Reduces Interhospital Transfers in VHA
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- Intensive care unit (ICU) telemedicine is associated with a reduction in ICU patient interhospital transfers, according to a study published online June 15 in CHEST. Spyridon Fortis, M.D., from the Iowa City Veterans Affairs... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Test can identify ICU patients at most risk of serious infections
A new test can identify intensive care patients at highest risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C difficile, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clean Skin, Hands Critical for'Kangaroo Care' for Preemies
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- A number of infection control measures need to be taken when giving " kangaroo care " to premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, researchers say. This approach -- which involves meaningful touch and skin-to-skin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WGS helps diagnosis and reduces healthcare costs for neonates in intensive care
(European Society of Human Genetics) Two studies looking at the effect of carrying out rapid genome sequencing on children born seriously ill, but where diagnosis is difficult, show that it can provide speedy answers and lead to appropriate treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

GBMC readies to open $2.4 million NICU, raising final funds
Discussions for its replacement began about five years ago. The new unit will include 10 private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Parent cleansing paramount prior to skin-to-skin care
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Neonatal intensive care units increasingly encourage meaningful touch and skin-to-skin care -- aka 'kangaroo care' -- between parents and premature babies to aid the babies' development. But a Michigan children's hospital practicing skin-to-skin care noticed an unwanted side effect in 2016 -- a spike in Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infections among newborns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sepsis 2018: Definitions and Guideline Changes
This review discusses new definitions for sepsis and septic shock. TheThird International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock [Sepsis-3] have been developed. A new screening tool for sepsis (quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment [qSOFA]) has been proposed to predict the likelihood of poor outcome in out-of-intensive care unit (ICU) patients with clinical suspicion of sepsis. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines were recently updated and include greater evidence-based recommendations for treatment of sepsis in attempts to reduce sepsis-associated mortality. The review discusses the new Sepsis-3 definit...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test can identify patients in intensive care at risk of life-threatening infections
(University of Cambridge) Patients in intensive care units are at significant risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile. Now, a new test could identify those at greatest risk -- and speed up the development of new therapies to help at-risk patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improperly home-canned green beans sent couple to the hospital with botulism; after 5 months in intensive care, they recovered completely
(Natural News) A married couple from Germany were left paralyzed and fighting for their lives in intensive care for about five months after eating some home-canned green beans. The anonymous husband and wife were diagnosed with botulism, an extremely rare but life-threatening bacterial illness. Botulism is caused by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria which grow on food and produce lethal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older Age, ICU, Poor Renal Fcn Up Risk of Opioid OD in Hospital
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- Risk factors for opioid overdose among hospitalized patients include being age 65 years or older, being in an intensive care unit (ICU), and having renal impairment, according to a study published online May 23 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

LivaNova wins Japanese nod for Perceval aortic valve
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today it won approval from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its Perceval sutureless aortic heart valve designed to treat aortic valve disease. The London-based company claims that the lack of suturing allows the super-elastic Perceval valve to achieve optimal effective orifice area, resulting in “excellent hemodynamics.” LivaNova said procedures utilizing the Perceval valve result in shorter intensive care unit stays, reduced ventilation time and less blood transfusions. “With this approval for Perceval, an innovative and trusted valve platform, we ar...
Source: Mass Device - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Replacement Heart Valves LivaNova Source Type: news

Negative rapid test results may delay antiviral therapy in patients with severe influenza
(American Society for Microbiology) A new study has found that half of influenza cases in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) received a false negative rapid influenza antigen test (RIAT). The false negative RIAT results could delay antiviral therapy for patients who were in the ICU with severe influenza. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the American Society for Microbiology's annual meeting, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fatal choking in infants and children treated in a pediatric intensive care unit: a 7- year experience - Wu X, Wu L, Chen Z, Zhou Y.
INTRODUCTION: Foreign bodies aspiration can lead to significant morbidity, few have examined in detail the deaths resulting from foreign bodies aspiration. METHODS: We conducted a review of children who presented to the pediatric intensive care uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Including Family in ICU Rounds Could Improve Communication Including Family in ICU Rounds Could Improve Communication
Hospitals that allow family members of critically ill patients to attend rounds in the intensive care unit (ICU) may improve healthcare quality by enhancing communication and satisfaction, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Including family in ICU rounds could improve communication
(Reuters Health) - Hospitals that allow family members of critically ill patients to attend doctors' rounds in the intensive care unit (ICU) may improve healthcare quality by enhancing communication and satisfaction, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clinical Innovations purchases Australian distributor JB Medical Supplies
Labor, delivery and neonatal intensive care devices company Clinical Innovations (Salt Lake City) has acquired Australian distributor JB Medical Supplies. The deal, announced yesterday, is meant to bolster Clinical Innovations’ position in Australia. JB Medical Supplies will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Clinical Innovations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Get the full story on sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Clinical Innovations purchases Australian distributor JB Medical Supplies appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Gynecological Mergers & Acquisitions News Well Clinical Innovations jbmedicalsupplies Source Type: news

The last gift: what it ’ s like to work with organ donors
If a heart, liver, or other vital organ becomes available to someone on a transfer list in the North East, it’s likely that Michelle Pearson and Rachel Pritchard will take care of it. Death is often a taboo subject, and there aren’t many people with a keener understanding of it than specialist nurses in organ donation. UNISON members Michelle and Rachel work for Northern Organ Donation Services. If an organ becomes available for transfer in the North East, it’s their job to respond. There are two specialist nurses in organ donation (SN-ODs) like them on call in the region at any time, with embedded roles ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Magazine blood and transplant health healthcare nurses Source Type: news

Preterm newborns sleep better in NICU while hearing their mother's voice
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Hearing a recording of their mother's voice may help neonates maintain sleep while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to preliminary data from a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Successful Transfers From ICU Have a Few Key Features Successful Transfers From ICU Have a Few Key Features
Patients and providers cite the importance of sufficient resources, patient-centered communication strategies, and a collaborative organizational culture as drivers of high-quality ICU transfers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Magen David Atom Provides Nationwide EMS Response in Israel
Israel’s Magen David Adom provides nationwide EMS response Approximately 500 volunteers respond using dedicated motorcycles outfitted with first aid supplies, AEDs and other lifesaving equipment. Photos courtesy Magen David Atom Israel’s EMS and blood services are based on a national organization, Magen David Adom (MDA), which is also known as Israeli Red Cross Society. MDA serves the entire population of Israel both during peacetimes as well as during conflicts and wars. MDA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, established ...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Eli Jaffe, MDA, PhD, EMT-P Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Crozer-Keystone embarks on two hospital expansion projects
Crozer-Keystone Health System is expanding two of its Delaware County hospitals at a cost of about $9 million. The health system is nearly doubling the bed capacity at Springfield Hospital, to 46 from 25, to accommodate anticipated growth in inpatient admissions and patients in the medical center's intensive care and observation units. The anticipated growth, hospital officials said, is due in part to the recruitment of additional primary care physicians – such as its recent acquisition of Rose… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

One in four intensive care patients are readmitted to hospital
A quarter of intensive care patients are readmitted to hospital shortly after returning home, of which some are avoidable, according to a UK study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

One in four intensive care patients return to hospital, study shows
(University of Edinburgh) A quarter of intensive care patients are readmitted to hospital shortly after returning home and some of these readmissions are avoidable, research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ICU Mortality Similar for Patients With Hematologic CA & #177; Chemo
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Short-term mortality is similar among patients with hematologic cancer who receive chemotherapy while in the intensive care unit (ICU) versus those who do not, according to a study published online May 4 in Cancer. Stephen M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Father-infant skin-to-skin contact appears to be beneficial, however paternal experiences of this need to be explored
Skin-to skin contact within neonatal intensive care has its origin in Columbia, due to a history of lack of incubators and mothers abandoning their fragile premature and/or sick infants. Today, skin-to-skin contact is part of ordinary care also within high-tech neonatal intensive care units. The evidence is strong that skin-to-skin care has many beneficial outcomes for infants and for mothers,1 but less is known about fathers'experiences … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICU Intervention Doesn't Impact Surrogate Psychological Burden
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- A family-support intervention delivered by the interprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) team does not significantly impact surrogates'burden of psychological symptoms, according to a study published online May 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Emerging Role of the Microbiota in the ICU The Emerging Role of the Microbiota in the ICU
How might knowledge regarding the gut and lung microbiome contribute to the field of intensive care medicine? Could there be therapeutic implications?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

How To Make a Subscription Business Model Work in Medtech
We present the data to the clinician through a web portal that helps clinicians promote better feeding, continuity of care, and to better focus resources on high-risk babies. Our database is always growing, and new results strengthen our algorithms, resulting in better actionable data. A subscription model allows us to keep all users working from the most current data available, and allows our technology to always be on the leading edge of our analytics. MD+DI: Why do you think this specific business model could be good for business for both device developers and consumers? What’s the upside for both parties? Malice:...
Source: MDDI - May 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: MD & M East (New York) Business Source Type: news

Featured Review: Immersion in water during labour and birth
Labouring in water may reduce the number of women having an epidural but does not appear to affect mode of birth or serious perineal tears.Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around neonatal water inhalation, increased requirement for admission to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), maternal and/or neonatal infection, and obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS).A team of Cochrane authors based in the United Kingdom worked withCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth to ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Wesley beginning $17M second phase of children's hospital service expansion
Wesley Healthcare will invest another $17 million to further expand the organization ’s pediatric services.  The organization announced Thursday a construction and service expansion project for Wesley Children’s Hospital that includes constructing a dedicated pediatric pharmacy; making room for 14 additional beds for sedation, oncology and pediatric intensive care overflow; an d five private infusion bays. The plan also calls for additional dialysis beds, physician call rooms and more space for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Inappropriate, Omitted Rx Common at Discharge for Older Adults Inappropriate, Omitted Rx Common at Discharge for Older Adults
Four in five older hospitalized adults received at least one potentially inappropriate prescription at discharge, putting them at increased risk for rehospitalization and death, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Beth Israel's new 10-story Longwood building will cost $534M
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will spend $534.4 million on its new inpatient building, a project that will add over 100 rooms and 345,000-square-feet to the Longwood Medical Center campus, according to a notice published by the hospital. The new 10-story building will be next to an existing Beth Israel building on the hospital’s West Campus. It will have 128 single medical-surgical rooms, 30 intensive care unit rooms, a medical helicopter landing pad, rooftop garden, and surgical suites. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Beth Israel's new 10-story Longwood building will cost $534M
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will spend $534.4 million on its new inpatient building, a project that will add over 100 rooms and 345,000-square-feet to the Longwood Medical Center campus, according to a notice published by the hospital. The new 10-story building will be next to an existing Beth Israel building on the hospital’s West Campus. It will have 128 single medical-surgical rooms, 30 intensive care unit rooms, a medical helicopter landing pad, rooftop garden, and surgical suites. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Montco medical center installs NICU camera system to ease parents' worries
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery has made it easier for parents to stay connected with their newborns who have to spend time in the hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The East Norriton, Pa., hospital has installed the NicView camera system in its NICU, which allows parents to view their baby in real time through a secure online portal from anywhere internet service is available. The cameras deliver a secure streaming image to a laptop, smartphone or tablet.  The NicView system was developed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Philips, Emory Healthcare and Royal Perth Hospital in Australia Partner to Launch New Remote Intensive Care Monitoring Program
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and US-based Emory Healthcare have launched a new remote Intensive Care Unit (eICU) monitoring program, based at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia, focused on improving the outcomes of high risk patients and advancing the globalization of critical care. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Mental-health Diagnoses More Common in Children After Injury Hospitalization Mental-health Diagnoses More Common in Children After Injury Hospitalization
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Role of antimicrobial stewardship programmes in children: a systematic review
This review found limited evidence for a reduction in antibiotic consumption and use of broad-spectrum/restricted agents following antimicrobial stewardship programmes implementation in paediatric intensive care units. Data evaluating the impact of antimicrobial stewardship programmes on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance in paediatric intensive care units are lacking. In addition, there is limited information on effective components of a successful antimicrobial stewardship programmes in paediatric intensive care units. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression among parents of newborns can persist 6 months after NICU discharge
(Children's National Health System) Young parents who have less education and care for more than one child are more likely to have persistent symptoms of depression that linger six months after their newborn is discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit, according to a Children's National Health System research presentation during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mothers of children born with NAS are more likely to experience mental health problems
(Pediatric Academic Societies) Women with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) have a high incidence of coexisting psychiatric and mood disorders as well as difficulty managing adversity. These characteristics may affect the ability of a pregnant woman with a history of SUD to cope with an infant with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), particularly one with a protracted neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) course, exacerbating symptoms of mental health disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Armpit Thermometers Helped Spread Dangerous Fungus at UK Hospital
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Armpit thermometers led to a large outbreak of drug-resistant Candida auris fungus in the United Kingdom, researchers say. The outbreak occurred in Oxford University Hospitals'neurosciences intensive care unit. The culprit:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Flexible ICU Visiting Hours Tied to Less Delirium and Anxiety Flexible ICU Visiting Hours Tied to Less Delirium and Anxiety
When intensive care units (ICUs) have flexible visiting hours that allow families to spend more time at the bedside, patients may be less likely to suffer delirium or severe anxiety, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

In Heart Failure, Initial ICU Care by Cardiologist Differs by Race
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Among heart failure patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), African-Americans are less likely than Caucasians to receive primary care by a cardiologist, according to a study published in the May 1 issue of JACC:... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

African-Americans Less Likely to Receive Cardiologist Care During ICU Heart Failure Admissions African-Americans Less Likely to Receive Cardiologist Care During ICU Heart Failure Admissions
African-Americans are less likely than Caucasians to receive cardiologist care during intensive care unit (ICU) admissions for heart failure, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Flexible ICU visiting hours tied to less delirium and anxiety
(Reuters Health) - When intensive care units (ICUs) have flexible visiting hours that allow families to spend more time at the bedside, patients may be less likely to suffer delirium or severe anxiety, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

American Well acquires Virginia-based hospital telehealth company
American Well has announced it will acquire telehealth company Avizia, broadening its telehealth business to acute care. Boston-based American Well has specialized in connecting patients to physicians, whether for urgent care or connecting a patient to his or her primary care physician. With the addition of Virginia-based Avizia, American Well will be able to connect doctors from one hospital to other doctors in ano ther, whether for behavioral health, stroke, intensive care units or pediatrics.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

American Well acquires Virginia-based hospital telehealth company
American Well has announced it will acquire telehealth company Avizia, broadening its telehealth business to acute care. Boston-based American Well has specialized in connecting patients to physicians, whether for urgent care or connecting a patient to his or her primary care physician. With the addition of Virginia-based Avizia, American Well will be able to connect doctors from one hospital to other doctors in ano ther, whether for behavioral health, stroke, intensive care units or pediatrics.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

3 Wishes Project brings dignity to dying patients
After nearly two  months in the hospital, there was nothing more that medical science could do to save Adam. The young man lay dying in the intensive care unit connected to the steadily beeping and whirring monitors and life-support machines.He loved the outdoors, particularly sunsets, and his wife, Sandy, wished he didn ’t have to die inside the sterile white walls of his hospital room. Wanting to pay tribute to what he enjoyed, she asked the staff, “Was there a way Adam didn’t have to spend his last moments in an ICU room surrounded by machines?”Yes, thanks to a new pilot research project in ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news