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Orbis Flying Eye Hospital earns AAAASFI accreditation for patient safety
AAAASFI

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Medical Director,
Dr. Ahmed Gomaa and Dr. Larry Reed,
AAAASF board member.

Learn more at www.orbis.org.
Credit: Adam Tageldin/Orbis
Orbis, a leading global nongovernmental organization that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International for its Flying Eye Hospital. To earn its accreditation, Orbis passed inspection of hundreds of important criteria concerning patient safety, the same criteria used to evaluate first class outpatient facilities in the United States and globally. Ortmann Healthcare Consulting Services assisted with the accreditation. The AAAASFI develops accreditation programs to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in outpatient facilities and assures the public that patient safety is a top priority.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Allergan survey: Face wins
Cosmetic Surgery Times
Given a choice, face or body enhancement, most women say it's all about the face. That's according to a recent national survey conducted by Allergan and Wakefield Research: When asked to choose either face or body, nearly 60 percent of the respondents said they'd rather have a youthful-looking face.
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Test-driving a nose job
Elite Daily
Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical technique used to temporarily modify the shape of the nose and enhance your overall appearance. For the right patient, liquid rhinoplasty is a convenient and pain-free alternative to invasive surgical procedures.
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Wi-Fi infection control
Outpatient Surgery
It might soon be possible to eliminate Staphylococcus aureus bacteria from infected tissue using a resorbable electronic implant that's activated with a remote wireless signal, says a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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6-step guide to maximizing patient satisfaction
Ophthalmology Times
Cultivating happy patients before, during and after a visit to your clinic is key to maintaining a profitable and credible practice, according to Mark N. King.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Physicians and CRNAs: Redefining roles in a changing landscape
Anesthesiology News
One might loosely draw comparisons between a skilled artisan and the board-certified anesthesiologist, while likening operators to the certified registered nurse anesthetist. The main take-away, however, is the inevitability of change.
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The nursing job outlook for 2015
Keith Carlson
With 2015 poised to begin, economic forecasts for the new year are beginning to make themselves known, and the employment outlook in healthcare is a crucial aspect of those prognostications. A recent report from CareerBuilder.com places the position of registered nurse as having the third-best employment outlook of the site's top 10 chosen occupations.
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New cardiac monitor process reduces alarm fatigue
Lynn Hetzler
A hospital monitor alarm can save a patient's life, as a single beep or high-pitched wail spurs doctors and nurses into action. However, the chorus of alarms that go off in the typical hospital ward can be mind-numbing to healthcare workers. According to a study by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital in the journal Pediatrics, a new team-based approach to reducing cardiac care monitors may ease alarm fatigue.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Healthcare, poverty and technology: Connecting the dots
MD+DI
A new nongovernmental organization is seeking to leverage mobile and connected health technologies to improve healthcare access for the poor in the United States.
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New state law focuses on safety, ends in-home 'Botox' parties
West Hartford News
Those who visit a medical spa in Connecticut for Botox, hair transplants or other cosmetic procedures can be assured they will see a licensed medical professional there, which hasn't always been the case.
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Wearables, price transparency and 'DIY healthcare' trends for 2015
MedCity News
The $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare sector will soon begin acting like a "true market" as the proliferation of consumer-based approaches and devices continues and as newly-insured customers enter the system, according to PwC's annual top health industry trends for the forthcoming year.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Can mental exercise prevent unused muscles from getting weaker?
Medical News Today
Patients who are unable to use their muscles for extended periods of time often experience weakened muscles from lack of use. But now, a new study suggests that performing mental imagery exercises can prevent the unused muscles from getting weaker.
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Supported gait training
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Gait training has taken a major step forward in the past several years. Patients at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood, Florida, are benefiting from an over-ground gait and safety system that encourages a faster recovery and increased independence.
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Lymphedema home treatment improves outcomes, reduces costs
Health News Digest
Patients with swelling caused by cancer-associated lymphedema can both reduce the severity of the disease and the overall cost of medical care by taking therapeutic steps at home, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Cayman Islands Health City: At heart of medical tourism in Caribbean
Medical Tourism Magazine
After searching the internet for solutions in Southeast Asia and Latin America, Michael Lepley accidentally "stumbled upon" the Cayman Islands, bad hip and all.
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Air travel forecasts for the next 20 years
International Medical Travel Journal
Most medical tourists travel by air, so a forecast of air passengers in the next 20 years is a useful planning tool, and it has some surprises.
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US looks to China for more medical tourists
China Daily
Ten years ago, Children's Hospital Los Angeles received its first patient from the Chinese mainland, with that child patient who had traveled thousands of miles seeking more advanced medical treatment, gaining celebrity status of sorts. Today, such travel is commonplace.
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