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Photos: First Lady, Children’s of MS patient set season aglow

Continuing a decades-old tradition, BankPlus Presents Light A Light brought a dose of the joy of the season to the state’s only children’s hospital. First Lady Deborah Bryant and Peyton Strickland of Clinton, a Children’s of Mississippi patient, flipped the switch to light the hospital’s holiday display, while Ballet Mississippi dancers presented scenes from “The Nutcracker.”]]>Original Article… …

New Imaging Technology

  eMagin Corporation, a virtual imaging company and manufacturer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) microdisplays, has created virtual imaging devices that can provide critical information on the move or in compact packages for medical responders. The microdisplay technology can be used in goggles and glasses to provide EPs and EMTs with critical vital sign data and medical history at the scene of an incident and during triage and transport of a patient.   Data can be presented using virtual imaging applications that provide immersive and high-definition diagnostic imagery in the responders’ vision keeping their hands free to perform any necessary procedure. Additional details are available at www.emagin.com.Tags: eMagin Corporation, Virtual Imaging, Diagnostic, OLED, Emergency Medicine, Data, Medical History, Triage Published: 9/19/2013 2:30:00 PM Original Article… …

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… …

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… …

Children’s lobby mural to be mosaic of individual masterpieces

Thousands of drawings by Mississippians will create a one-of-a-kind mosaic mural of the beauty of our state for the lobby of the Children’s of Mississippi hospital expansion. The digital art will include a kiosk, so those who add their artwork to the project will be able to look up their name and see their art’s location. The expansion is on schedule to open in fall 2020.]]>Original Article… …