Research is imagining a world where painkillers are designed to keep people safe while alleviating discomfort: Looking at opioid overdose and respiratory depression
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - February 28, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Killing brain cells and skin cells simultaneously with inhalant abuse: pearls from the National Burn Repository - Kahn SA, Bierman TV, Larson KJ, Blache AL.
BACKGROUND: Over 20 million Americans have abused inhalants at least once in their lifetime. It is widely known that 'huffing' increases risk for liver disease, renal failure, hypoxia, respiratory failure, dysrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. However, it is l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Novavax shares plunge 65 percent as respiratory vaccine fails in late-stage trial
Novavax Inc shares crashed 65 percent on Thursday after data showed its vaccine failed to prevent RSV disease, a leading cause of respiratory infections in infants, missing the main goal of a late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novavax respiratory infection vaccine fails in late-stage trial
Novavax Inc said on Thursday its vaccine to prevent RSV infection, a leading cause of a respiratory disease in infants, failed to meet the main goal of a late stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ATS Issues Practice Guideline for Pediatric Home Oxygen Therapy
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- Recommendations have been developed for home oxygen therapy in children with chronic respiratory conditions; the clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society was published in the Feb. 1 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Is it worth it?
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 09:55News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 28, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

ipratropium bromide inhaler (Atrovent)
Title: ipratropium bromide inhaler (Atrovent)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 28, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

AU researchers develop genetic test to detect antimicrobial resistance
(American University) Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep throat and other respiratory illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cell atlas of the aging lung
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Aging promotes lung function decline and increases susceptibility to diseases of the respiratory tract. In order to understand these effects in detail, researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen, a partner in the German Center for Lung Research, analyzed the aging process in the lung at single-cell level using AI approaches. They have now presented this atlas of the aging lung in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Interventions tied to less prescribing in hospital but did not impact fluoroquinolone discharge treatment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Adroit Surgical Is Pleased to Announce as of Today the Following Distributor Partners Are Offering Adroit Surgical ’s New Vie Scope Product to the EMS Market
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Adroit Surgical is pleased to announce the following Distributor Partners now offer the full line of Adroit Surgical products to the North American EMS Market. Distributors are listed in alphabetical order: Dixie EMS E. Pickering Guardian EMS Supply J&B Medical Live Action Safety Medline Industries The EMS Stoeighre The Fire Store Kris Bordnick, Director of EMS Sales issued the following statement regarding the announcement – “We are looking forward to partnering with these premier EMS Distributors to offer Adroit Surgical’s product line to EMS Professionals throughout Nort...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Adroit Surgical (press release) Tags: Airway & Respiratory Press Releases Source Type: news

Active Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation During Resuscitation
Active intrathoracic pressure regulation (aIPR) is a novel therapy approved for the treatment of low blood flow states, such as cardiac arrest. This therapy is delivered with a device called the CirQPOD that’s inserted into a standard respiratory circuit between the patient and a means to provide positive pressure ventilation (e.g., bag-valve balloon or mechanical ventilator). Between each positive pressure ventilation, aIPR decrease intrathoracic pressure to subatmospheric levels, which subsequently enhances blood return to the heart and increases stoke volume, cardiac output, arterial blood pressures and coronary p...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nicolas Segal, MD, PhD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Extracorporeal Pulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
For decades, extracorporeal life support (commonly referred to as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO) was used in the operating room (OR) and ICU to treat refractory shock, typically after surgery. More recently, ECMO has been used to treat refractory cardiac arrest; in this indication, it takes the name “ECPR.” Today, ECPR is used in many places. Although there are published case reports, series and after/before studies, there have been no randomized controlled trials to illustrate its effectiveness in the resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. However, ECPR is now recommend...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lionel Lamhaut, MD, PhD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about tachypnea
Tachypnea is a respiratory condition that results in fast and shallow breathing. Causes include a lack of oxygen or excess carbon dioxide. Learn more about tachypnea here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Immune system first-responders identified: Scientists discover how the body reacts to bacterial invasions
(Natural News) A new study analyzed the “first-responders” of the immune system and how the body responds to the invasion of bacteria. Researchers at the KU Leuven Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in Belgium found that the cells lining the upper respiratory tract are the first to defend the body from harmful bacteria that enter the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnosis and treatment of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 26, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

Immunometabolism regulates TCR recycling and iNKT cell functions
Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are innate-like T lymphocytes that express an invariant T cell receptor (TCR), which recognizes glycolipid antigens presented on CD1d molecules. These cells are phenotypically and functionally distinct from conventional T cells. When we characterized the metabolic activity of iNKT cells, consistent with their activated phenotype, we found that they had much less mitochondrial respiratory capacity but increased glycolytic activity in comparison to naïve conventional CD4+ T cells. After TCR engagement, iNKT cells further increased aerobic glycolysis, which was important for the expre...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Fu, S., Zhu, S., Tian, C., Bai, S., Zhang, J., Zhan, C., Xie, D., Wang, L., Li, Z., Li, J., Zhang, H., Zhou, R., Tian, Z., Xu, T., Bai, L. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
On 6 February 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of an ongoing outbreak of MERS-CoV infection in Wadi Aldwasir city and one of its hospitals (referred to as Hospital A). Between 29 January and 13 February 2019, 39 cases of MERS-CoV infection, including four deaths, were reported. At the time of writing, this outbreak remains ongoing. Human-to-human transmission has occurred between the index patient and health care workers, patients in the emergency department and intensive care unit (ICU) of Hospital A, and from patients to household contacts. As of 13 February, nine health care...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about respiratory alkalosis
Respiratory alkalosis occurs when the blood pH level is out of balance. Causes include breathing too fast, which may be a side effect of another condition. Learn more about respiratory alkalosis, including how doctors treat it, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Health Tip: Reducing Asthma Attacks in Cold Weather
Title: Health Tip: Reducing Asthma Attacks in Cold WeatherCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Is the Most Common Type of Cardiomyopathy?
Discussion Barth syndrome is characterized by a dilated cardiomyopathy, proximal skeletal muscle weakness, neutropenia and short stature that usually presents at birth or soon after. It is a rare X-linked recessive disease process caused by mutations in the TAZ gene. The TAZ gene codes for tafazzin which alters cardiolipin in mitochondria. Characteristic facies can be seen especially in infancy including a tall and broad forehead, prominent chin and full cheeks, larger ears, and deep-set eyes. Most patients present at birth or soon afterwards but some may not until later in life. Life expectancy is reduced with many childr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fracking found to worsen air pollution, increasing respiratory disease
(Natural News) Fracking has been found to negatively affect air quality in the United States. Air pollution in the urban areas has been decreasing gradually since the 1970s. However, with the fracking boom happening around 10 years ago, the U.S. has now found itself a new source of hydrocarbons, which enter the atmosphere via compressors,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about whooping cough in adults
This article discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of whooping cough in adults. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about acute respiratory failure
Symptoms of acute respiratory failure include shortness of breath and confusion. Causes include lung-related conditions and chest trauma. Learn more about acute respiratory failure here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Chemicals in e-cig flavors could harm respiratory tract
(Reuters Health) - Two chemicals commonly used as e-cigarette flavors might harm users' airway passages, a small experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How a Medtronic-Sponsored Study Could Help Hospitals Save Lives and Money
The results of a Medtronic-sponsored study could go a long way toward helping hospitals identify patients at high risk of developing opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), a form of respiratory compromise. Last year MD+DI spoke with Ashish Khanna, MD, primary study investigator for the PRODIGY study, about how challenging it is to predict episodes or severity of cardiorespiratory decompression in patients who appear to be in stable condition and staying on the general care floor. Khanna, who is now an associate professor of anesthesiology and intensivist at the Wake Forest School ...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business R & D Source Type: news

Propeller Health study suggests 84% of asthma inhaler use performed incorrectly
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) subsidiary Propeller Health today released results from a new study exploring real-world use of rescue or controller inhalers that indicated that the majority of users did not use their inhalers properly. Results from the research were published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, the Madison, Wisc.-based company said. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News The post Propeller Health study suggests 84% of asthma inhaler use performed incorrectly appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Respiratory Propeller Health ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Similar Endotypes Identified for Pediatric ARDS and Sepsis
(MedPage Today) -- Shared biology between children with sepsis, respiratory failure could predict mortality risk, study shows (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ARS Pharmaceuticals wins fast track status for epinephrine nasal spray
ARS Pharmaceuticals said this week that it won fast track status from the FDA for its investigational intranasal epinephrine spray, ARS-1. The San Diego, Calif.-based company’s device is designed to be an easy-to-use treatment for people suffering from severe allergic reactions to food, drugs and insect bites. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post ARS Pharmaceuticals wins fast track status for epinephrine nasal spray appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory arspharmaceuticals Source Type: news

130 medicines in development for asthma, allergies and other respiratory diseases
Millions of Americans suffer from respiratory diseases, including Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Together, these two diseases affect the day-to-day lives of over 40 million patients in the U.S. Furthermore, respiratory allergies affect 10 percent of children under the age of 18. Not only do these diseases impact day-to-day functioning, but they can also be life-threatening. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development Asthma New Era of Medicine Source Type: news

Is it Bad to Sleep with Wet Hair?
If you shower before bed, you’ve probably wondered whether sleeping with damp hair is a problem. Maybe you’ve heard it could make you sick, or that it can damage your hair or skin. What’s the truth? Let’s address the “it can make you sick” myth first. “This idea seems to fit into the old bit of folklore that getting yourself chilled and wet will cause you to come down with a cold,” says Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While this idea persists, Schaffner says it was long ago disprove...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

CDC May Have a Better Mousetrap for Sepsis Surveillance
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers compare the CDC's simplified criteria against SOFA criteria (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medtronic risk prediction tool could help prevent opioid deaths: Here ’ s how
Medtronic officials continue to hone their arguments for how the company’s capnography and oximetry systems could reduce potentially deadly opioid-induced respiratory compromise. The medical device giant on Feb. 17 announced preliminary results of its Prodigy study, in which the company’s Microstream and Nellcor monitoring technology provided continuous capnography and oximetry for 1,496 patients across 16 sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The study resulted in what Medtronic says is an easy-to-use risk prediction tool. Called the Prodigy score, it helps identify patients on the hospital g...
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Featured News Well Research & Development Respiratory Software / IT Medtronic opioid crisis Source Type: news

Cash-strapped Aradigm declares bankruptcy
Aradigm Corp. (NSDQ:ARDM) announced last week that it’s officially declaring bankruptcy. Strapped for cash, the Calif.-based company resigned to filing for Chapter 11 protection after it couldn’t confirm funding from its primary investor and partner, Grifols. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Cash-strapped Aradigm declares bankruptcy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Aradigm Corp. Source Type: news

Bringing delivery forward to collect the 'baby check' posed a risk to babies
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) A study by Libertad Gonz á lez, professor with the Department of Economics and Business at UPF and the Barcelona GSE; Cristina Borra (University of Seville) and Almudena Sevilla (University College, London), found that children born prematurely due to the scrapping of the 'baby check' weighed less at birth (between 130 and 300 grams) and had 20 percent more hospitalizations, especially due to respiratory problems, although the negative effects seem to dissipate after the second month of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Natural ways to cleanse your lungs
The lungs are self-cleaning organs, but people can also use certain methods to clear mucus and open up the airways. In this article, we look at seven natural ways in which people can try to cleanse their lungs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Case Against Cough Medicine
Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Coughs Humidifiers Respiratory Diseases Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Infectious Complications in Liver Failure Patients Infectious Complications in Liver Failure Patients
What are the most commonly reported infectious complications among patients with liver failure, and what are the risk factors for these infections?Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA OKs Triclabendazole for Tropical Disease Fascioliasis FDA OKs Triclabendazole for Tropical Disease Fascioliasis
Fascioliasis (liver fluke infestation) is a waterborne and foodborne neglected tropical disease affecting an estimated 2.4 million people worldwide, with an additional 180 million at risk.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Effectiveness and safety of electronically delivered prescribing feedback and decision support on antibiotic use for respiratory illness in primary care: REDUCE cluster randomised trial
This RCT found that an antimicrobial stewardship intervention reduced antibiotic prescribing in adults 15-84 years equivalent to 1 prescription per year per 62 patients. There was no evidence of an increase in serious bacterial complications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute cough associated with an upper respiratory tract infection or acute bronchitis in adults, young people and children. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It was published in February 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CO2 Measurements Can Guide OHCA Resuscitative Efforts
Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the body is a product of metabolism. It’s produced in cells dependent on oxygen supply. During cardiac arrest, oxygen delivery to cells falls, and CO2 production decreases. CO2 levels may be monitored at the airway through CO2 excretion, and they may be monitored in the cells through peripheral measurement. Peripheral measurement of CO2 has typically been carried out through arterial or venous analysis. Transcutaneous CO2 measurement is now a popular and useful method of providing the monitoring of CO2 levels in critically ill patients, especially pediatric patients. Variations between the lev...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Airway & Respiratory Cardiac Resuscitation Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Top Story Source Type: news

Supraglottic Airways: Use in Cardiac Arrest Remains Controversial
We examined whether different SGAs behave the same way when used clinically. Our work builds on prior studies in pigs suggesting that not all SGAs function the same and that some may cause internal strangulation. Our current work also builds on recent studies that were performed using the human cadaver model to study the physiology of CPR. This human cadaver model is particularly useful in that we can measure airway pressures as well as intracranial pressures. The airway and intracranial pressures and changes in those pressures are similar to what we’ve observed in animal models and cardiac arrest in humans. More spe...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Holley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Airway & Respiratory Cardiac Resuscitation Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Top Story Source Type: news

Patented drug therapy for lung condition has been exclusively optioned to Theratome Bio
(Indiana University) The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office has exclusively optioned a patented treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome to Theratome Bio, which is building a portfolio of therapeutics based on the secretome of stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OSA patients with excessive daytime sleepiness at greatest risk of cardiovascular disease
(American Thoracic Society) Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 1 January through 31 January 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported fourteen additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including three deaths. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Under 50%, Low-Severity Season: CDC Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Under 50%, Low-Severity Season: CDC
Interim estimates put overall adjusted vaccine effectiveness for all influenza virus infection related to medically attended acute respiratory illness at 47% so far this season, the CDC reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Safety and pensions up front as women ’ s conference opens
UNISON’s national women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon with a debate on safety for the social care workforce. One delegate described how, as a nurse, she had seen a patient with severe medical problems that cause difficult behaviour, putting the patient themselves and those working them at risk. To help avoid this, the hospital uses a private agency to supply extra staff, but having a different carer every day exacerbates the problems – and all in the name of profit. Jenny Martin from the West Midlands took the opportunity to remind delegates of the ongoing struggle by Birmingham care w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality health and safety pensions State pensions WASPI women members Source Type: news

Women ’ s conference opens with a range of debates
UNISON’s national women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon with a debate on safety for the social care workforce. One delegate described how, as a nurse, she had seen a patient with severe medical problems that cause difficult behaviour, putting the patient themselves and those working them at risk. To help avoid this, the hospital uses a private agency to supply extra staff – but having a different carer everyday exacerbates the problems – and all in the name of profit. Jenny Martin from the West Midlands took the opportunity to remind delegates of the ongoing struggle by Birmingham ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference health and safety pensions State pensions WASPI Source Type: news

Vapotherm launches Precision Flow Hi-VNI respiratory device
Vapotherm said today that it launched its next-gen Precision Flow Hi-VNI system intended to relieve respiratory stress in spontaneously breathing patients. The Exeter, N.H.-based company touted that the next-gen device features improvements to both its software and hardware intended to improve reliability. The Precision Flow Hi-VNI system is designed to deliver maskless noninvasive ventilation to patients who are spontaneously breathing to relieve respiratory distress including hypercapnia, hypoxemia and dyspnea, Vapotherm said. The company’s Precision Flow devices are intended to provide high-velocity heated, humidi...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Vapotherm Source Type: news