October 24, 2016 |
Featured Hospital

Hasbro Children's Hospital: 10 Years of Big Apple Circus Clown Care® Bringing Smiles to Patients and Families
Providence, R.I. - Often referred to as the unsung heroes of Hasbro Children's Hospital, clown doctors from the Big Apple Circus Clown Care® Program were front and center on Monday, April 25, when the hospital celebrated the program's 10th anniversary of spreading joy and wonder to patients, families, and medical caregivers there. The Clown Care program, made possible thanks to generous support from Hasbro, Inc., uses specially trained clowns from the Big Apple Circus to help ease the stress of illness for patients and their families.  View All Hospitals >
Featured Technology
Study Identifies Better Construction Solution for Infection Prevention
mfPHD's Fortress room system uses easy-to-clean modular, stainless steel panels instead of drywall Lorena, TX – An independent study conducted by Xenex Healthcare Services, LLC. has determined that the mfPHD Fortress™ modular stainless steel room system is a superior construction choice in medical facilities for Infection Prevention. The study showed that the mfPHD System harbored 50% less bacteria than traditionally constructed Operating Rooms.  Full Story >
On The Horizon
Antibody Attacks Cancer Cells; Leaves Other Cells Unscathed
Durham, NC - A research team from Duke Health has developed an antibody from the body’s own immune system that preferentially attacks cancer cells. The antibody works by targeting a natural defense mechanism that cancer tumors exploit. Full Story >
Smart Moves
Abbott to Acquire St. Jude Medical
Abbott and St. Jude Medical, Inc. have announced a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire St. Jude Medical, creating a premier medical device leader with top positions in high-growth cardiovascular markets, including atrial fibrillation, structural heart and heart failure as well as a leading position in the high-growth neuromodulation market.  Full Story >
Continuing Education
American Sentinel U. & Nurse Keith Launch Blog Series on Career Coaching for Nurses
Aurora, CO – American Sentinel University has partnered with Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, the well-known blogger behind the award-winning nursing blog, Digital Doorway, and founder of Nurse Keith Coaching and NurseKeith.com to debut a new career coaching blog series for nurses, Nurse Keith on Career Coaching as part of the university’s ‘The Sentinel Watch’ nursing blog. Full Story >
News Briefs
Strip Packaging May Save Significant Nurse Time
Saving time for nurses in med preparations at skilled-nursing communities is a reachable operational efficiency according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Savings can total more than 1,200 hours of nurse time per site or nearly $40,000 annually. Full Story >
Temple’s PTE Program Celebrates Milestone
Philadelphia, PA –To hear it described, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) surgery may sound like something out of a science fiction novel. But, for patients it can be life altering and lifesaving. Temple University Hospital’s PTE Program recently completed its 50th PTE procedure, less than three years since its inception. Full Story >
Healthcare IT
CAMD Becomes Partner in Global Alzheimer's Research Data-Sharing Network

Tucson, AZ — The Critical Path Institute's (C-Path) Coalition Against Major Diseases (CAMD) is announcing it will integrate its Alzheimer's clinical trial data into the Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network (GAAIN) data portal.

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Featured Video
New KR615 Germicidal Enclosure from AUVS kills greater than 99.9% of C. diff and MRSA with just a 48 second cycle. The system addresses an often overlooked front in the war on HAI's: medical devices that move freely about the hospital and are known agents of cross-contamination.
NTI Booth 2851
Safety First
Nezzie Free Educational Tools Advance Ambulation for Better Outcomes
New programs from Blickman, designed to help hospitals remove the obstacles and start enjoying the benefits of safe, early and frequent Patient Ambulation, will be available at the company's NTI Critcal Care Expo Booth 2851 in New Orleans May 17th - 19th. Full Story >
Melanoma, lymphoma: Compound active against genetic mutation cancer
Chapel Hill, NC – University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have demonstrated how a genetic mutation can drive the most common type of lymphoma as well as melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Full Story >
National Nurses Week 5/6 - 5/12
U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Recognizes National Nurses Week
Fort Sam Houston, TX - The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) recognizes National Nurses Week as a time to honor our civilian nurses that care for our uniformed service members, the retired service members, their families and other eligible beneficiaries every day. Full Story >