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Propofol preferable for sedation during joint surgery
Anesthesiology News
Dexmedetomidine demonstrated its value as a substitute for propofol during shortages of the latter drug over recent years, but new findings from a retrospective single-center study suggest its role in regional anesthesia may be limited.
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During childbirth, serious anesthesia complications 'very rare'
Medical News Today
For expectant mothers, the decision of whether to receive an epidural, spinal or general anesthesia during labor comes with certain risks to consider. But a new study suggests serious complications from such anodynes are quite rare and occur in only 1 in every 3,000 births. The study, led by Dr. Robert D'Angelo, of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, is published in the journal Anesthesiology.
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Integrating telemedicine and mHealth into the health system
By Jessica Taylor
Many people think futuristic possibilities when they hear about telemedicine and mobile health, but the reality is that both will increase productivity and efficiency throughout the health system in the coming years. At the ATA 2014 Annual Meeting and Trade Show, healthcare colleagues were discussing how the alternative to face-to-face communication — telemedicine — has grown remarkably in the past few years and is continuing to do so.
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Florida lawmakers reject Medicaid expansion a second time
WFSU-TV
Nearly 1 million Floridians have gained insurance though federal exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act. Many of those people are seeing big savings on their insurance costs, courtesy of subsidies they've received from the federal government, but hundreds of thousands more have been left with nothing.
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Infection prevention: How to safely and securely tape an IV
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Could the rolls of tape that your anesthesia providers use to secure IVs cause infection? They might if your nurses or doctors routinely split 1-inch surgical tape in half, then apply the strips below the hub of a newly inserted peripheral catheter and secure it in a crisscross or chevron pattern. This common practice of using non-sterile tape rolls to secure peripheral catheters on multiple patients is an open invitation to cross-contamination.
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Florida healthcare workers test negative for MERS
Modern Healthcare
Healthcare workers at Orlando Regional Medical Center who were exposed to the Florida patient diagnosed with MERS have since tested negative for the illness. The Florida Department of Health cleared the seven healthcare workers, including one physician, to return to work after follow-up tests revealed they had not contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome.
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