CPR Coaching Device

  Physio-Control has released TrueCPR, a coaching device designed to optimize manual CPR performance by measuring chest compressions and by providing high-quality feedback in real-time and following resuscitation. The apparatus is simple to use, portable, and requires no connection to a monitor or defibrillator. TrueCPR provides three levels of performance feedback to help response teams improve their CPR quality, including real-time, immediately after, and later for review.   The device utilizes new triaxial field induction technology, which provides accurate CPR depth measurement and helps guide rescuers to perform compressions of at least two inches (five centimeters) of depth. It also measures changes in a low-energy 3-D magnetic field generated by a reference pad placed beneath the patient and a sensor on the patient’s chest, continuously calculating the changing distance between the two points, as a caregiver performs manual compressions. For more information, visit www.physio-control.com/TrueCPR. Tags: Physio-Control, TrueCPR, CPR, Chest Compressions, Defibrillator, Education, Technology, inventionsPublished: 10/21/2013 1:22:00 PM Original Article… …

Multimedia Assists Discharged Patients

  White Plains Hospital has implemented a personalized multimedia system called Good to Go, which was designed by ExperiaHealth to assist patients after their discharge and cut down on readmissions. The system records discharge instructions on an iPad as the nurse gives them to the patient. Included are a description of the medical condition, a summary of the patient’s medical history, and the regimen the patient needs to follow at home. Hospitals using Good to Go have experienced a 15 percent reduction in readmissions and a 63 percent improvement in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores for questions related to discharge communication, according to data collected by ExperiaHealth. Additional details are available at www.wphospital.org. Tags: White Plains, Hospital Multimedia, Discharge, Readmissions, ExperiaHealth, iPad, Affordable Care Act, HCAHPS, Technology, InventionsPublished: 1/20/2014 3:17:00 PM Original Article… …

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… …