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UMMC experts agree: Gratefulness, good health go hand in hand

According to Medical Center faculty and staff from a number of disciplines, when you experience the emotion of gratefulness, that positive feeling may help you cope with everyday ills, both temporary and chronic. As the traditional holiday season begins, they say gratefulness can be a gift in itself, one that keeps on giving benefits year-round.]]>Original Article… …

Weight-Calibrated Dosers

PediDose has introduced weight-based dosers for dispensing children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen elixirs. Dosing pediatric elixirs by age or weight range often leads to underdosing and sometimes overdosing. These dosers deliver the proper weight-based volume of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen elixirs with no calculations, no age- or weight-dosing, less dosing error risk, easy measurement, fast administration, and less mess. Contact Sam Slishman, MD, at (505)220-1014 or visit www.PediDose.com for more information.   Tags: children’s dosing acetaminophen ibuprofenPublished: 4/4/2014 12:01:00 PM Original Article… …

Women’s basketball visits score wins with children’s hospital patients

They may be in-state rivals, but the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University women’s basketball teams came up with a winning game plan this week: bringing joy to patients in the state’s only children’s hospital. Ole Miss players enjoyed drawing and playing video games with patients Monday afternoon before heading to Hattiesburg to play Southern Miss Tuesday, and the Lady Bulldogs stopped in this morning for fun and foosball prior to their 7 p.m. game at Jackson State University.]]>Original Article… …

Improve ED Communication

Every minute matters in the ED, and getting the right people talking quickly is key. Avenir International has released version 3.0 of its ConnectPath automated communication solution. ConnectPath can reach specialists and assemble teams with the touch of a button. It is integrated with existing directories and an up-to-date schedule, meaning ConnectPath can direct-connect the ED with any specialist’s phone or pager or send text messages automatically. Physicians choose their preferred device, and ConnectPath does the rest. Its analytics engine captures compliance data, enables event analysis, and provides valuable insights into opportunities for improvement, increasing accountability. Details about ConnectPath’s web-based solution, pay-for-value pricing, and money-back guarantee are available at www.avenir-int.com.Tags: ED communicationPublished: 4/4/2014 2:14:00 PM Original Article… …