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Macy Catheter Tray Launches at ACEP

Hospi Corporation, introduced the Macy Catheter Tray at this year’s ACEP Scientific Assembly. The new device is designed specifically to support the needs of clinicians working in emergency departments and other acute care facilities.   The Macy Catheter provides a bridge or alternative to IV access, and intended to decrease hospital admissions and facilitate patient discharge. It received FDA clearance in 2014 and the CE Mark approval this year, and is designed solely for ongoing rectal delivery of medications and fluids. Invented by a nurse, Brad Macy, RN, BSN, CHPN, the catheter is used in hospice and palliative care facilities across the county, and is making its way into emergency and acute care settings. “This convenience kit reflects our commitment to optimize patient care through expanded use of the Macy Catheter in areas where it can help to ease provider workflow, lower the risk of iatrogenic complications and reduce costs,”  said Igal Ladabaum, the CEO of Hospi Corporation. Tags: macy catheter, ACEP, IV access, CE MarkPublished: 10/29/2015 7:33:00 AM Original Article… …

Free breast cancer screenings can save lives

UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute experts say detecting breast cancer early is key to surviving the disease, but a lack of insurance coverage can be a barrier to care. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, free mammograms are helping women get the screenings they need.]]>Original Article… …

Innovative Communication Solution Wins Health Care Challenge

Cleveland Clinic Innovations selected Twiage, a novel prehospital communication solution that enables EDs to triage incoming ambulances, as the winner of its New Ventures Health Care Challenge at the 2015 Medical Innovation Summit in Cleveland.     YiDing Yu, MD, the founder and CMO of Twiage, said a first responder can use her award-winning system to record video of stroke symptoms, which can be quickly relayed to on-call neurologists or telestroke programs.    “By advancing the prehospital timeline, Twiage allows hospitals to shave crucial minutes off hospital metrics, such as door-to-CT scanner and door-to-tPA times for stroke,” she said at the summit.   Paramedics and EMTs also can use Twiage’s HIPAA-compliant smartphone app to capture ECGs for heart attacks and trauma scenes through photos and to record digital voice memos. Providing live patient data and GPS-tracked ETA for all incoming ambulances allows hospitals to accelerate treatment while improving performance measures, patient outcomes, and reducing costs, according to a Twiage press release.   For more info, visit http://www.twiagemed.com/. Tags: emergency medicine, emergency department, twiage, HIPAA, health care, innovationPublished: 11/10/2015 8:05:00 AM Original Article… …