• Joint Commission Announces 2006 National Patient Safety Goals
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. –- The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) announced the 2006 National Patient Safety Goals and related requirements for each of its accreditation programs and its disease-specific care certification program. The ...More
    June 2, 2005 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Anadys Pharmaceuticals and Novartis to Collaborate on Hepatitis Drug Development
    SAN DIEGO -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has entered into an exclusive global license and co-development agreement with Novartis to develop, manufacture and commercialize ANA975 and additional Toll-Like Receptor 7 (TLR7) oral prodrugs for chronic ...More
    June 2, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Natural Products May Prevent Certain Cancers
    Newswise — Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have been awarded a $1 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study properties of a folk medicine and a food spice that show promise in reducing the risk of some cancers, including ...More
    June 2, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • The Safe Uses of Lidocaine During Bronchoscopy
    Lidocaine is a drug that has a wide variety of uses. It can be given intravenously to stabilize a life-threatening arrhythmia. It can be given by percutaneous injection when an epidural block is needed, or it can be given as a topical solution for local or regional ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Innovations
    Siemens Medical Solutions Siemens Medical Solutions introduces the digital SONOLINE G40™ ultrasound imaging system. It combines image quality, workflow advancements and color Doppler capabilities. The G40 system’s intuitive user interface is designed to offer comprehensive, ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Bowel Preps
    Colorectal cancer is the third most prevalent cancer in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be approximately 104,950 new cases of colon cancer and 40,340 new cases of rectal cancer in 2005. Together, they will cause about 56,290 deaths. ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Patient Satisfaction
    Patient satisfaction seems to be the battle cry in healthcare today, but what does it mean to us? What does it mean to, the nurses, technicians, doctors, assistants, clerks, etc., who work with the patients every day? Let us begin with a case. A patient sent me his story: ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Patient Satisfaction
    Patient Satisfaction By Scott L. Diering, MD Patient satisfaction seems to be the battle cry in healthcare today, but what does it mean to us? What does it mean to, the nurses, technicians, doctors, assistants, clerks, etc., who work with the patients every day? Let us ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • HIPAA UPDATE
    The privacy regulations that were passed into law years ago — known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 — are being continually updated according to the provisions of the original law. For example, because Congress recognized that ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Briefs
    Group E-Mentoring in Nursing Seeks Nurse Mentors Group e-mentoring in Nursing is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau. The project (GEM-Nursing) is looking for nurse mentors. GEM-Nursing is in its second year and ends Sept. 30, 2005. It will ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues