A good news, bad news headline for the HTM professional: “The Five Best Jobs You’ve Never Heard of.”
The keys to effective ventilator management can be found in procurement, training, and the use of a team approach, according to HTM and industry experts interviewed by 24×7.
ECRI Institute is hosting a February 19, 2015 webinar to walk hospital staff and other participants through its list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards to help them minimize the dangers and improve patient safety. “The Inside Scoop on the Top Ten Hazards List” webinar will help hospitals turn ECRI’s list of top 10 hazards into a set of preventive actions that can be successfully implemented.
According to an announcement from the University of Buffalo, researchers have created a “hexamodal” imaging system using simple nanoparticles that could, in the future, allow doctors to obtain a clearer picture of patients’ organs and tissue.
Signostics announced that its Signos RT handheld ultrasound bladder scanner received FDA clearance for noninvasive, automatic measurement of bladder volume to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Elekta has announced its plans for Atlantic, the company’s first-generation, high field MRI-guided radiation therapy system, which will be introduced in 2017, with anticipated deliveries of the first systems in 2018.
Siemens Healthcare has announced that the new, two-detector version of its Multix Fusion digital radiography system has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, and the system is now available for sale in the US.
More than 440 healthcare technology maintenance professionals and industry vendors converged in San Diego last month for the 2015 annual meeting of the California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA). 24×7 was there to cover the presentations.
Effective clinical alarm management requires a multipronged approach to address the disparate factors behind excessive alarms and the fatigue they cause.
How James Piepenbrink’s department of clinical engineering at Boston Medical Center worked with a multidisciplinary task force to implement a successful alarm management program.