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Sensor Systems Identify Senior Citizens at Risk of Falling Within Three Weeks

Each year, millions of people—especially those 65 and older—fall. Such falls can be serious, leading to broken bones, head injuries, hospitalizations or even death. Now, researchers from the Sinclair School of Nursing and the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri found that sensors that measure in-home gait speed and stride length can predict likely falls. This technology can assist health providers to detect changes and intervene before a fall occurs within a three-week period.

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Critical Care Nursing Journals Provide Insights, Commentary on Healthcare Issues

Each issue of Critical Care Nurse and the American Journal of Critical Care includes editorials and columns that their 100,000-plus readers rely on for insights and answers to some of healthcare’s toughest challenges. As a testament to their quality, the journals recently received awards from three leading industry groups.

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UCLA Study Shows Eye Tracking May Make Better Nurses

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A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing shows that using eye-tracking technology could improve nursing education by reducing the role of subjective assessments and by providing more consistent evaluations.

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Study Examines 'Weekend Effect' in Emergency Surgery Patients

Research has pointed to a 'weekend effect' in which patients admitted to the hospital on Saturdays or Sundays are more likely to die than those admitted on week days. A new study has now assessed whether a weekend effect exists in a specified population: patients admitted for emergency general surgery.

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Most Patients Taking Warfarin Long-Term Do Not Maintain Stable INR Values

In a study appearing in the August 9 issue of JAMA, Sean D. Pokorney, M.D., M.B.A., Eric D. Peterson, M.D., M.P.H., of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues examined whether patients receiving warfarin who have stable international normalized ratio (INR) values remain stable over time.

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Honors Nurse Scientist for Patient Safety Research

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has selected Elizabeth Henneman as its 2017 Distinguished Research Lecturer. An associate professor at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing, Henneman is widely known for her research on how nurses and physicians recover medical errors at the point of care.

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Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University to Form Collaborative Research Teams Through New Team Science Grants

PHOENIX and TEMPE, Ariz. — Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University’s (ASU) research leadership announce the launch of a new grant program that will team up research scientists and clinicians from both institutions to develop transformative solutions for patients.

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Doctors, Nurses and Staff Host a Sneak Preview Quinceanera Celebration for Formerly Conjoined Guatemalan Twins Josie Hull and Teresa Cajas

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Doctors, nurses and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) got a special treat earlier this week – a sneak preview of the Quinceanera gowns worn by two very special patients – formerly conjoined twins Josie Hull and Teresa Cajas. The girls were famously separated at the skull in a surgery in 2002.

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Advancing Patient Care through Laboratory Excellence: Beckman Coulter Showcases Integrated Product-Service Solutions at 2016 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo

Beckman Coulter Addresses Critical Factors for Clinical Laboratories to Move Healthcare Forward

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Beckman Coulter and Augusta University’s Medical Center Sign Fifteen Year Agreement Collaborating on Innovative Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes

The first of its kind alliance provides Augusta University’s medical center with unprecedented access to the full suite of diagnostic products and world-class business services available from Beckman Coulter’s parent company, Danaher Corporation.

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New Anti-HIV Medication Provides Protection for Women and Infants

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Each year, 1.5 million women living with HIV become pregnant. Without effective treatment, up to 45 percent of HIV-infected mothers will transmit the virus to their child. In an effort to prevent HIV transmission to women and their children, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrated the effectiveness of a new anti-HIV medication, EFdA, in pre-clinical animal models.

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Virginia Mason Institute Brings Special Workshop to Philadelphia to Improve Patient Access, Quality

/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a nonprofit health care education organization, is hosting a special workshop in Philadelphia for medical professionals, clinic managers and clinical teams September 26-28, 2016. Led by health care improvement experts Dr. Henry Otero and Chris Backous, MHA, Creating Flow in the Ambulatory Setting features engaging group exercises to enable participants to dramatically improve patient access, quality, safety and staff satisfaction at their own organizations.

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Smartwatch Interface Could Improve Communication, Help Prevent Falls at Nursing Homes

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Poor communication systems at nursing homes can lead to serious injury for residents who are not tended to in a timely manner. A new smartwatch app being developed at Binghamton University could help certified nursing assistants (CNAs) respond to alerts more quickly and help prevent falls.

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Why is New C. Difficile Strain So Deadly? UVA Finds Answers

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A new, epidemic strain of C. difficile is proving alarmingly deadly, and new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine not only explains why but also suggests a way to stop it.

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IFCC Advances Global Standard Setting in Laboratory Medicine for Better Healthcare Worldwide

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The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) sets global standard in collaboration with other international organizations as harmonization of methods in laboratory medicine is a means to improve patient safety

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The Medical Minute: When to Get a Second Opinion

Getting a second opinion for a medical condition isn’t quite the same as cheating on your hairstylist. In fact, when it comes to complex or serious, life-threatening conditions, most doctors encourage second opinions.

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PinnacleHealth Opens Pre-Surgery Optimization Clinic to Support Patients at High Risk for Surgical Complications

Pre-surgical clinic aims to improve patient satisfaction and overall health and to decrease surgical complications, readmissions, same-day surgery cancellations and hospital length of stay.

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Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Responds to Office of Inspector General’s Report: Adverse Events in Rehabilitation Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses President Cheryl Lehman, PhD RN CNS-BS RN-BC CRRN, offers the following in response to the Office of Inspector General’s recent report, “Adverse Events in Rehabilitation Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries.”

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50 Years Ago This Month, a New Era in Health Care Dawned

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July 1966 holds a special historical significance for those who work to study and improve health care. The landmark event was quiet, but its impact lasts to this day, in the form of better care for Americans of all ages.

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The Lewy Body Dementia Association and HCR ManorCare Join Together to Provide Support for Lewy Body Dementia Families

Atlanta, Ga - 07/20/2016 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) and HCR ManorCare announced today that the two organizations are working together to provide a collaborative approach to providing support to those affected by Lewy body dementia.







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