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In, Out, And On Your Way

  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find out the wait time at your local hospital without going and seeing the queue in person? How about for the hospital staff, who aim to provide patient satisfaction by optimizing in-hospital efficiency? Well, good news, all you need is a computer (or smart phone).   InQuicker (www.inquicker.com) allows emergency department and urgent care visitors to hold their hospital spot online, and then projects treatment times so they can arrive and be seen promptly. Updates are provided by way of phone call or email. The InQuicker system is also designed to filter certain symptom keywords that may indicate a true emergency. It will then respond with a prompt to call 911 or immediately go to the ED.  Tags: ED waiting timePublished: 9/10/2012 1:22:00 PM Original Article… …

Gauze Stops Bleeding

  The QuickClot Combat Gauze has been shown to be 100 percent effective in stopping traumatic bleeding by second application in a model of simulated hemorrhagic shock.   The Combat Gauze, which is carried by all branches of the U.S. Military, is impregnated with the hemostatic agent kaolin. It has been used to stop bleeding in extreme physiologic conditions that are normally associated with risk of fatality.   A study completed by researchers at the Department of Surgery at Madigan Health Systems demonstrated that a single application of the Combat Gauze was able to stop bleeding in 89 percent of subjects, while the second round of treatment succeeded in stopping bleeding in all subjects.   Kaolin is an inert mineral that quickly promotes blood clotting, and it is indicated for external control of traumatic bleeding for any wound.   Learn more about QuickClot Combat Gauze at www.zmedica.com. Tags: stopping traumatic bleeding, kaolin, hemostatic agentPublished: 9/24/2012 10:40:00 AM Original Article… …

Seeing Clearly

Protect your eyes with the lightweight Uvex Carbonvision wide-view safety goggle. The goggle features a coating to ensure maximum anti-scratch and anti-fog properties, as well as durability and safety. The lenses offer 99.9 percent ultraviolet protection. A flexible frame fits to different face shapes, and the body is fixed to the frame for easy cleaning and maintenance. The goggle is available in clear and gray lens tints. Honeywell Safety Products launched the Uvex Carbonvision goggle, and it is available now through safety equipment distributors in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.uvex.us. Tags: safety gogglePublished: 10/22/2012 12:22:00 PM Original Article… …

As holidays approach, de-stress by ‘keeping it real’

Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice, and so might be you – but when your holiday “to do” list is long, it can make you stressed. Medical Center experts offer tips on how to tone down the tension during the next couple of weeks. Among them: Examine your expectations, and if they’re too heavy, move some items off the sleigh.]]>Original Article… …