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Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
...rink up to a few hours before surgery. "Nurses and anesthesiologists
are anxious to ensure the safety of children, so they are sticking to what they know to be safe fasting policies. Things are beginning to change but change is slow," Brady says. Dr. Donna Caniano, a pediatric surgeon at Children's Hospital of Columbu...
Near infrared laser device can measure brain oxygen levels
... in some surgical patients. During some surgeries anesthesiologists
measure venous oxygenation by periodically removin...nd then analyze the samples by co-oximetry. Also, anesthesiologists
frequently use a pulse oximeter, attached to the patient's finger, to measure arterial blood oxygena...
Researchers isolate causes of cognitive loss following coronary artery bypass surgery
...e team includes psychologists as well as surgeons, anesthesiologists
and neuroradiologists. Since the late 1980s, the team has focused on surgical technique. In 1997, they reported reducing stroke and other acute complications following coronary artery bypass surgery from the national average of six percent of patient...
Using mobile phones reduces error rate in hospital care
...he American Society of Anesthesiologists. Of those anesthesiologists
who participated in the survey, 65 percent reported using pagers as their primary mode of communications and 17 percent said they used cellular telephones. Forty percent of respondents who use pagers reported delays in communications, compared to 31 ...
Simple formula predicts blood needs in heart surgery
...s have developed a simple formula that will enable anesthesiologists
to predict, based on individual patient characteristics, how much blood to have on hand in the operating room prior to coronary artery bypass surgery. The new formula not only can save hospital resources and staff time, but also can lead to a more ra...
Human Factors research highlights ways to improve patient safety
...sudden changes occur in patients under anesthesia, anesthesiologists
rely on displays to help them identify the problem...d accurately. Drews and colleagues found that when anesthesiologists
were able to view a display that visualized drug concentrations in a simulated patient, they could m...
A stitch in time saves lives: High survival seen for patients with condition that killed John Ritter
... nurses, cardiologists, radiologists, surgeons and anesthesiologists
to make rapid diagnostic and treatment decisions may also help, says Eagle. Such an approach is now in place at the U-M Health System. The IRAD team is also working to improve the screening tools that might be used to determine who is at high risk...
New Washington study shows OB anesthesia equally safe when provided by CRNAs or anesthesiologists
...tals where the OB anesthesia is provided solely by anesthesiologists
in the state of Washington. The results showed ...101,570 who were cared for at hospitals staffed by anesthesiologists
only. Washington state hospital discharge data for 1993-2004 were obtained from the Comprehensive A...