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Brooklyn Early Warning System Score:  Rescuing the deteriorating patient

 

Featured  Speaker:

Ron Kaleya, MD, FACS

Director of Gastrointestinal
Surgical Oncology

Maimonides Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY

 

Date: 
April 19, 2017

  12 PM EDT

Who Let the Bugs Out?  Keeping Patients Safe from Medical Devices and the Healthcare Environment

 

Featured Speaker:

Libby Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC

CEO, IC Solutions, LLC

Mount Pleasant, SC

 

Date: 
May 4, 2017

12 PM EDT; 11 AM CDT; 9 AM PDT

Supported by an educational grant
from Philips Healthcare

 

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Neonatal Care

Today, more newborns and high-risk neonates have a better chance of thriving because of the advances in medicine and the dedicated care they receive from neonatal nurses on the front line. Developmental positioning, reducing risks of unplanned extubation and early identification of hyperbilirubinemia have contributed to improved outcomes.

 

Early Warning System (EWS) Scores

Early warning system (EWS) scores are tools used by hospital care teams to recognize the early signs of clinical deterioration to initiate early intervention and management. These tools involve assigning a numeric value to several physiologic parameters (e.g., systolic blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, level of consciousness, and urine output) to derive a composite score that is used to identify a patient. Recent modifications have improved the consistency of patient outcomes.

 

Noninvasive Ventilation

The use of noninvasive ventilation has markedly increased over the past two decades, and noninvasive ventilation has now become an integral tool in the management of both acute and chronic respiratory failure, in both the home setting and in the critical care unit.

 

Hospital Acquired Infections

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of microorganisms, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year. Medical devices and equipment, as well as the healthcare environment, can become contaminated with pathogens which may then be transmitted to patients.