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February 12, 2013
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  Critical Care Update 
 
  • Study: Rapidly lowering BP is safe in intracerebral hemorrhage
    Canadian researchers said study data show rapidly lowering blood pressure in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage is safe and does not affect blood flow around the hematoma. The study, reported in the journal Stroke and presented at the International Stroke Conference, may ease concerns that aggressive reductions in blood pressure will affect cerebral blood flow, according to Dr. Steven Greenberg of the Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke Research Center. MedPage Today (free registration) (2/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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9 Tips to Bring Order to Hospital Communications Chaos
With the amount of information today's healthcare technology generates, communications have become intricate webs of guesswork, unknown mobile devices, confusing schedules, and just too many systems going beep. In this paper you'll find nine tips to cope with this chaos and give it the order your patients and staff so desperately need. Read white paper.

  Medicine in the News 
  • Each part of advanced care planning has benefits, study finds
    A study of Medicare beneficiaries found benefits to each aspect of advanced care planning, and patients who helped plan their care had reduced odds of dying in a hospital and a greater chance of receiving hospice care, according to a report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, said the study suggests using just one element, such as an advance directive, may not provide the same benefits as a multimodel advance care plan. MedWire News (U.K.) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Group releases recommendations for better post-discharge care
    The American Medical Association has released five patient safety principles for transitioning patients from inpatient to outpatient care. "Patients leaving the hospital too often return to ambulatory care settings that are not well connected to the hospital team and this can result in inefficient, confusing and sometimes unsafe conditions," the report's authors wrote. Evaluating patient health, setting goals, supporting self-management and managing medications were among the responsibilities outlined in the report. HealthLeaders Media (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  Trends and Technology 
  • Stem cells could lead to better skin grafts, Canadian researchers say
    University of Calgary researchers are experimenting with stem cells to create skin grafts that perform more like natural skin. Trauma patients, cancer patients and burn survivors would benefit from better split-thickness skin grafts, researchers said. The researchers aim to create skin grafts that promote healing and allow the growth of follicles. CBC.ca (Canada) (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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