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One Health Day

Today is One Health Day. One Health Day is an international campaign co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team and the One Health Platform Foundation. The goal of One Health Day is to bring attention around the world to […]

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To Wage War On Superbugs, FDA Clears Way For Scope With A Disposable Piece

By Chad Terhune | September 22, 2017 | Kaiser Health News Seeking to prevent superbug outbreaks, federal health officials said they have approved the first gastrointestinal medical scope with a disposable cap for use in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration […]

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Regional Anesthesia – An Alternative to Opioids

Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The […]

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Why Start Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocols

ERAS as defined by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, “Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) refers to patient-centered, evidence-based, multidisciplinary team developed pathways for a surgical specialty and facility culture to reduce the patient’s surgical stress response, optimize their physiologic […]

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Sepsis Awareness Month – Faces of Sepsis

September is Sepsis Awareness Month.  We have been highlighting information about sepsis and Sepsis Alliance in our weekly blogs. Today we would like to share some of the Faces of Sepsis.  Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to […]

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Faces of Sepsis

Danielle Christiansen – Tribute My husband and I took our 6-year-old daughter to the ER because she seemed lethargic and her coloring was off. With virtually no symptoms and perfect vitals, we were told that dehydration was a common side […]

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You Can Help Save a Life by Learning the Signs of Sepsis

World Sepsis Day is held on September 13th of every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide annually. Yet, depending on country and […]

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Sepsis Awareness Month – Sepsis Alliance Gala, September 14, 2017

Sepsis Alliance is hosting its 6th annual Sepsis Heroes, the organization’s annual fundraising gala, on September 14, 2017 in New York City. The event, timed to coincide with Sepsis Awareness Month, will honor the 2017 Sepsis Heroes who have made a significant contribution to […]

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September is Sepsis Awareness Month

September is Sepsis Awareness Month.  Every 2 minutes someone dies from sepsis in the U.S. – that’s more than from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. This Sepsis Awareness Month, MCN is pleased to partner with Sepsis Alliance in […]

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The New War on Sepsis

Image:  Nagel checks up on Scott Steffens. (Heidi de Marco/KHN) By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than […]

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