Safety/Quality

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July 2024
Home Safety/Quality

New report predicts surge in ASC volume over next decade

Editor's Note New findings from health consultant Sg2’s 2024 Impact of Change report projects a 21% increase in ambulatory surgery center (ASC) volume, to reach 44 million by 2034, ASC Focus July 8 reports. An aging population, better diagnostics, and epidemiological factors are driving this demand, Tori Richie, senior consulting…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 17, 2024
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Hemodynamic stability, less intraop hypotension risk with remimazolam in outpatient IR procedures

Editor's Note New research indicates the anesthetic combination of remimazolam and fentanyl provides optimal hemodynamic stability for patients undergoing short outpatient interventional radiology (IR) procedures, Anesthesiology News July 16 reports. This study, presented at the 2024 annual meeting of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, compared common anesthetic combinations at a…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 17, 2024
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Voice-restoring larynx transplant shows progress for rare cancer treatment

Editor's Note A Massachusetts man, Marty Kedian, regained his voice after a pioneering larynx transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, The Associated Press (AP) reported July 9. According to the article, Kedian is only the third person in the U.S. to receive a total larynx transplant and the first…

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By: Matt Danford
July 17, 2024
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Bipartisan healthcare cybersecurity bill introduced

Editor's Note Introduced by a bipartisan group of Senators, the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act aims to bolster the cyber-defenses of healthcare entities through the collaboration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). According to a July 16 report in HealthExec,…

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By: Matt Danford
July 17, 2024
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FDA announces Class 1 recalls of ventilator, eye injection kits

Editor's Note The US Food & Drug Administration has designated recalls of Baxter’s Life2000 Ventilator and the I-Pack Injection Kit from Bausch + Lomb and subsidiary Synergetics Inc. as Class 1, the most severe category indicating serious risk of injury or death. According to FDA’s July 15 announcement, the ventilator…

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By: Matt Danford
July 16, 2024
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Study: Gastric bypass offers cardiovascular benefits regardless of weight loss

Editor's Note Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) reduces cardiovascular risk factors independent of calorie restriction and weight loss, according to a recent study published in JAMA Surgery. News-Medical.Net reported on the study July 4. Bariatric surgery, particularly RYGB, is more effective than non-surgical treatments for significant weight reduction and lowering cardiovascular…

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By: Matt Danford
July 15, 2024
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Trump record, Republican National Convention hint at GOP healthcare policy priorities

Editor's Note As the Republican National Convention meets in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump, the party is not expected to unveil a detailed healthcare platform. However, a July 15 report in Modern Healthcare covers what plans and past records reveal about the potential direction of health policy under a GOP…

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By: Matt Danford
July 15, 2024
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OR Manager Conference offers perioperative research presentation opportunities

Editor's Note The 2024 OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery provides a forum for presenting completed research, in progress initiatives with preliminary results, or a new approach to a concept to solve a problem related to perioperative leadership. We strive to promote communication and collaborative research among nurses, provide a setting…

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By: Lindsay Botts
July 12, 2024
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FDA announces Class 1 recalls for ventilator software, electrode pads

Editor's Note The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified recalls by Hamilton Medical and Megadyne as Class 1 events, the most severe category indicating risk of serious injury or death. According to the agency’s July 11 report, Hamilton Medical is correcting software for its HAMILTON-C6 Medical Ventilator to…

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By: Matt Danford
July 12, 2024
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Hurricane disrupts hospitals, delays health services in Texas

Editor's Note Electricity outages caused by Hurricane Beryl in Houston and southeast Texas forced healthcare providers to hold discharged patients longer because their homes lacked power, the Texas Tribune reported July 10. Several hospitals had difficulties accommodating new patients, leading to delayed discharges, ambulance shortages, and a backup in 911…

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By: Matt Danford
July 11, 2024
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