Medical News Today: What to know about a tracheostomy
A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that can help a person breathe. Here, find out when the procedure is necessary, what it involves, and its associated risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

The Toll Mounts From a Mystery Disease Some Call “The New Polio”
Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease viruses Source Type: news

Islands Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation center to open in October
Islands Skilled Nursing& Rehabilitation center will be opening its 42-bed facility and begin caring for ventilator and tracheostomy patients in October. The four-floor building is located at 1205 Alexander St. in Honolulu, a block away from Kapiolani Hospital. "We'll be working with patients from all hospitals on Oahu," said Steve Nawahine, center administrator and CEO. "The goal is to provide a service not typically offered in the community," Nawahine said. The center will have a skilled… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Belfast Based Startup to Develop a Mobile App, Harnessing Artificial Intelligence, to Provide Communication Tool for Voice-Impaired Patients
Liopa, a spin out of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has announced that it is to deliver a prototype patient/carer communications aid. It will be used by tracheostomy patients in critical care environments. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

African-Americans With ALS Survive Longer Than Caucasians
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- For people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), African-Americans have longer survival than Caucasians when death is the outcome, but not when the outcome is death or tracheostomy and invasive ventilation (TIV),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery
Might early elective tracheostomy reduce the incidence of postoperative pneumonia and delirium in patients undergoing head and neck surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Temporary Shortage of Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes: FDA Temporary Shortage of Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes: FDA
The closing of an ethylene oxide sterilization plant in Illinois has led to a temporary shortage of Bivona tracheostomy tubes manufactured by Smiths Medical.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Acknowledges Shortage of Breathing Tubes Due to Sterilization Shutdown
FDA acknowledged on Friday that there is a temporary shortage of a type of tracheostomy tube manufactured by Smiths Medical, a device that many high-risk kids and some adults depend on to help them breathe. As MD+DI reported on April 9, the shortage of the Bivona trach tubes is the direct result of a sterilization plant in Illinois being shut down. At that time, FDA had not yet commented on this shortage, although the agency had warned of potential shortages due to the closure and the planned closure of a similar facility in Michigan. Smiths Medical previously sent the tracheostomy tubes...
Source: MDDI - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

EO plant shutdown leads to pediatric breathing tube shortage
Smiths Medical Bivona tracheostomy tubes are in short supply, according to the FDA. (Image from Smiths Medical) The February shutdown of an ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization plant has produced the first temporary medical device shortage, according to the FDA. The device in short supply is the Bivona tracheostomy tube manufactured by Smiths Medical and used by many pediatric patients. The FDA anticipates the tube will be made available again the week of April 22, according to a statement from Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The state o...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care News Well Pediatrics Respiratory Sterilization / Calibration Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Smiths Medical Sterigenics Internatio Source Type: news

The Shutdown of an IL Sterilization Plant Is Directly Impacting High-Risk Kids
Last month FDA warned of potential medical device shortages amid a shutdown of facilities that use a gas called ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize medical devices. The situation is already impacting children who use Smiths Medical's Bivona tracheostomy tubes. The devices were previously sent to Sterigenics' Willowbrook, IL facility for EtO sterilization, but the Illinois EPA recently issued a seal order at that facility after finding dangerously high levels of the gas in the air around the facility. Viant Medical, another contract sterilizer, also plans to close its EtO steril...
Source: MDDI - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

Blacks Live Longer, Not Necessarily Better, With ALS
FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- Black Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) tend to live longer than whites with the disease because blacks are more likely to have a procedure called a tracheostomy, a new study shows. But that may not always... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Val Kilmer health latest: Top Gun star’s tracheostomy - cancer symptoms revealed
VAL KILMER was diagnosed with throat cancer a number of years ago, and the Top Gun actor now has a tracheostomy in his neck. What is the treatment, and who needs them? These are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer you shouldn ’t ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cells to Society: 130 Years of Innovation / Research News
This study explores experiences related to hearing loss and barriers to hearing health care among older Korean Americans.      Read more   Aging ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What Are The Potential Complications of a Tracheostomy?
Discussion In the past, indications for tracheostomy were often because of infection, but today are more often due to need for chronic airway support and/or ventilation. Many more children and infants are having tracheostomies placed. Decannulation rates for these children are low due to concomitant complex chronic disease such as neurological, pulmonary and congenital heart diseases. Co-morbidies are common with 3-4 being average, and frequently also including chronic technology such as gastrostomy tubes or ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Approximately 8% of children do not survive the hospitalization where the tracheostomy ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Shows Promise in Post-Stroke Dysphagia Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Shows Promise in Post-Stroke Dysphagia
Pharyngeal electrical stimulation (PES) allows successful decannulation in patients with stroke and subsequent tracheotomy, according to results from the PHAST-TRAC randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Breathing Easier with Single-Use Bronchoscopes
This study was specifically done for bronchoscopes because that data was lacking,” says Lars Marcher, CEO and President Ambu A/S, in an interview with MD+DI. Contamination of reusable endoscopes has been known for some time now. “Endoscope Reprocessing Failures Continue to Expose Patients to Infection Risk” was number two on ECRI Institute’s list of Top 10 health technology hazards for 2018. And it has been on the organization’s top 10 list for the past eight years. Shifting to single-use instruments will likely be cost effective as well. According to a 2017 study, “Early Assessment...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

Tracheostomy and mortality in patients with severe burns: a nationwide observational study - Tsuchiya A, Yamana H, Kawahara T, Tsutsumi Y, Matsui H, Fushimi K, Yasunaga H.
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy is often performed in patients with severe burns who are undergoing prolonged mechanical ventilation. However, the appropriate timing of tracheostomy and its effect on mortality remain unknown. The aim of this study was to determin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Long-term and delayed functional recovery in patients with severe cerebrovascular and traumatic brain injury requiring tracheostomy - Wabl R, Williamson CA, Pandey AS, Rajajee V.
OBJECTIVE Data on long-term functional recovery (LFR) following severe brain injury are essential for counseling of surrogates and for appropriate timing of outcome assessment in clinical trials. Delayed functional recovery (DFR) beyond 3-6 months is well ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Solving the mystery of a shapeshifting neck tumor
Jaedin, 10 years old, holds the control for a remote-controlled race car, Christmas 2017. Amanda Brown couldn’t shake an uneasy intuition that something just seemed “off” throughout her second pregnancy. During a scheduled caesarian section at her local hospital in North Carolina, her instinct proved to be true. “I had given birth to my first son by C-section so I knew what to expect,” Amanda says. “But this time around, as the surgeons totally stalled in the middle of the delivery, I thought to myself, ‘it doesn’t take this long to pull a baby out.’” When her son...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders cervical teratoma Dr. Reza Rahbar germ cell tumor Neck and Skullbase Surgery Program at Boston Children's NICU Solid Tumors Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Source Type: news

The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dori Gallagher Dr. Michael Manfredi Dr. Russell Jennings Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula posterior tracheopexy tracheomalacia Yawkey Fa Source Type: news

Temple researchers identify genetic factors linked to acquired narrowing of the airway
(Temple University Health System) Endotracheal intubation and tracheotomy are widely used in the hospital setting for elective surgery and in cases of serious illness or critical injury. In rare instances the procedures result in the development of scarring and narrowing of the larynx and trachea, or acquired laryngotracheal stenosis (ALTS). Who is susceptible to ALTS -- and why -- is unclear, but according to new research at Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine, genetic and ethnic background may be underlying factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An ocean away: Care for laryngeal cleft brings Clara to Boston
My husband, Duncan, and I were living in London, England, when Clara was born. Although my pregnancy had started out like any other, I later developed severe polyhydramnios, an accumulation of amniotic fluid that can sometimes indicate the presence of certain congenital issues. After I delivered, it became clear that Clara had a congenital condition called esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). This condition meant that her esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach) hadn’t developed properly and didn’t connect to her stomach, but that her esophagus and windpipe wer...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Natascha Kiernan Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imageco...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Is Health Insurance A Right Or A Privilege?
Now more than ever, health insurance is a staple story in the 24-hour news cycle. Opinions vary widely on the issue, as do politician’s thoughts on the matter. Debates rage, tensions grow, and deeper divides are formed as our government wrestles with this colossal dispute. Nestled at the heart of it all though is a basic question: Is health insurance a right or a privilege in the United States? I’m alive today because my school district, where I’ve now taught for 20 years, offers the ‘Cadillac of insurance plans.’ On April 26, 2006, I checked into the hospital for a scheduled C-section. Due to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Val Kilmer Acknowledges Cancer Battle For First Time
Speculation surrounding Val Kilmer’s health has been circulating for about two years now, but the actor has mostly been quiet about the subject.  During a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session, however, Kilmer addressed his health, admitting he had “a healing of cancer.” A fan asked Kilmer about Michael Douglas’ 2016 comments that suggested the “Top Gun” star was battling cancer. At the time, Kilmer said Douglas was “misinformed.”  “What was the story behind that?” the Reddit user wrote.  “He was probably trying to help me cause press ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasco Healthcare Releases New 2017-2018 Healthcare Catalog
Fort Atkinson, WI - The 2017-2018 Healthcare catalog, featuring Life/form® and Simulaids highly specialized skills trainers, manikins, and simulators for Nursing and Medical, EMS, Fire, and Rescue, is now available from Nasco Healthcare in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Saugerties, New York. The 252-page catalog includes Nasco Healthcare’s Life/form® and Simulaids lines, as well as many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The catalog’s major emphasis is to provide more effective training tools for educators to train their students, who are facing an increasingly demanding ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nasco Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Dilatational Tracheotomy Using the Rigid Endoscope Dilatational Tracheotomy Using the Rigid Endoscope
Is the use of a rigid tracheotomy endoscope a feasible alternative to fiberoptic tracheo-bronchoscopy for dilational tracheotomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The influence of tracheostomy timing on outcomes in trauma patients: a meta-analysis - Cai SQ, Hu JW, Liu D, Bai XJ, Xie J, Chen JJ, Yang F, Liu T.
This study aims to assess the influence of tracheostomy timing on outcomes among trauma patients, including mortality, medical resource utility and incidence of pneumonia. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was conducted by in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An experience with traumatic brain injury: is early tracheostomy associated with better prognosis? - Khalili H, Paydar S, Safari R, Arasteh P, Niakan A, Abolhasani Foroughi A.
In this study we compared the effects of early tracheostomy (ET) versus late tracheostomy (LT) on traumatic brain injury (TBI) related outcomes and prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on 152 TBI patients with a Glasgow coma scale (GCS)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cut throat injury: our experience in rural set-up - Chakraborty D, Das C, Verma AK, Hansda R.
Cut throat injuries are one of the emergency conditions managed by ENT specialists. If not treated in time, they may lead to death. Prevention of these complications depends on immediate resuscitation by securing the airway by tracheostomy or intubation, p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Revision of a Hypertrophic Tracheostomy Scar Revision of a Hypertrophic Tracheostomy Scar
What surgical options are available for the revision of tracheostomy scars?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Intensive care, eternal thanks
An unprovoked assault outside a Manchester nightclub changed Matthew Edgington’s life for ever. Several years on, his father John says he and his family still feel a debt of gratitude to the many health service staff who saved his son’s life. Saturday 28 November 2009: John Edgington and his wife had been out for a meal to celebrate his 61st birthday. Their son Matthew, then 25, who had just started a new sales job, had played football in the afternoon, bought some new clothes and gone off clubbing with friends in Manchester. At about 3am, the phone rang. It was one of Matthew’s friends. A six-mile drive ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article health NHS public service champions thank your champions Source Type: news

Osmolality in Saline Fluid Nebulization After Tracheostomy Osmolality in Saline Fluid Nebulization After Tracheostomy
A new study explores the potential role of osmolality in saline solution for nebulization after tracheostomy.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Tracheostomy
Title: TracheostomyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 9, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Jack’s journey managing Robin sequence
Jennifer and 8-week-old Jack Jennifer Ryan is a disability expert. She started her career doing home visits with drug-addicted and abused babies, then ran a center and started a program for kids with autism and now works in a collaborative elementary school. But nothing prepared this new mom for the challenges she would face with her own child. “It’s completely different when it’s your own,” she says now, after her son Jack was treated at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Cleft and Craniofacial Center for a group of birth defects known as Pierre Robin sequence or just Robin sequence. For...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 19, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Cleft and Craniofacial Center cleft palate Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Cory Resnick Pierre Robin sequence Source Type: news

Jack ’s journey managing Robin sequence
Jennifer and 8-week-old Jack Jennifer Ryan is a disability expert. She started her career doing home visits with drug-addicted and abused babies, then ran a center and started a program for kids with autism and now works in a collaborative elementary school. But nothing prepared this new mom for the challenges she would face with her own child. “It’s completely different when it’s your own,” she says now, after her son Jack was treated at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Cleft and Craniofacial Center for a group of birth defects known as Pierre Robin sequence or just Robin sequence. For...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 19, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Cleft and Craniofacial Center cleft palate Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Cory Resnick Pierre Robin sequence Source Type: news

Can't Oxygenate, Can't Ventilate, Can't Intubate?
Case 1 EMS was called for a patient who was hypoxic after undergoing a failed tracheostomy tube change at home. The patient, a 62-year-old female, had a Medtronic Shiley tube in place due to severe COPD and obstructive sleep apnea. The tracheostomy tube had been in place for one year. The patient was not on a ventilator, but was tracheostomy dependent. The patient underwent a routine tracheostomy tube change at home by a visiting physician. In this instance, the physician removed the patient's Shiley tube but was unable to replace it with a new device. She became tachypnic and hypoxic after 20 to 30 minutes while attempts ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elizabeth K. Powell, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

A salute to Noah’s heroes
Noah Hamm has escaped death more times than his mother Danielle can count. And he’s only 3. Since Noah was born there have been three constants in his life: Noah’s knack for near misses, his family and a neonatologist/pulmonologist who’s always there with the right care for Noah … and the right words for his family. “I tell Larry [Dr. Larry Rhein] he’s our George Bailey,” says Noah’s mom Danielle DiBenedetto. Larry gave me hope. Even when things were bad, I always felt better when Larry was there. Noah was a 29-week twin when Danielle’s water broke prematurely. “...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Anne Hansen Dr. Larry Rhein Dr. Reza Rahbar Dr. Terry Buchmiller esophageal atresia laryngeal cleft patent ductus arteriosus tracheoesophageal fistula Source Type: news

3D Printing as an Aid to Airway Evaluation After Tracheotomy3D Printing as an Aid to Airway Evaluation After Tracheotomy
Read how a 3D-printed airway model was successfully used for airway evaluation in a patient with a difficult airway. BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Meet The Italian Doctor Using Facebook To Fight Anti-Vaxxers
Shocked by the growing number of children who die from vaccine-preventable diseases in Italy -- as well as stories of parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids -- a professor of microbiology and virology has decided to take on anti-vaxxers where they spread misinformation: on Facebook. For the more than 20,000 followers of his Facebook page, Dr. Roberto Burioni, a professor at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy, explains the science behind vaccines and uses scientific data to refute rumors about their dangers. When he is not citing scientific studies, he pegs hi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term Outcome Following Tracheostomy in Critical CareLong-term Outcome Following Tracheostomy in Critical Care
In this article, the long-term outcomes and complications associated with surgical tracheostomies and percutaneous techniques are examined. How do they compare? Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Timing of Tracheotomy in ICU PatientsTiming of Tracheotomy in ICU Patients
How do outcomes compare between early and late tracheotomy in critically ill patients? Critical Care (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 4, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

For the love of Sharieff: A father dedicates his life to his son’s complex medical care
Photos by Katherine C. Cohen  On an unseasonably warm day in February, the sun shines brightly at Clasky Common Park, a New Bedford town gem with views of the river. Twenty-one-year old Sharieff Hester sports a pair of cherry-red shades and a big smile. He walks confidently around the park, his father and sole caretaker David Hester dutifully following behind, checking in often. “Are you cold son?” he asks. Sharieff answers through his tracheostomy, “I’m fine, Dad.” David stops to adjust his son’s scarf and offer him a sip of water. “We have a routine every morning....
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Boston Children's at North Dartmouth Clement Bottino Complex Care Services David Roberson Lawrence Karlin lung disease Martha Fishman Mary Mullen pulmonary hypertension rare disease tracheostomy Source Type: news

Val Kilmer Spotted Without Breathing Device Around His Neck In London
 Val Kilmer is looking happy and healthy again more than a year after the actor was first rumored to be dealing with health issues.  Last year, the 56-year-old denied reports he underwent surgery to remove a tumor in his throat, but was later spotted wearing what seemed to be a tracheostomy tube in his neck. In recent months, the "Top Gun" star kept his neck covered with a bandana or scarf, causing many to speculate further.  Last week, the actor took to Facebook to share a photo of himself and his friend, Tracey Emin, after watching Ralph Fiennes perform in "The Master Builder"...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news