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Pulse CO-oximeter not reliable in assessing carboxyhemoglobin levels

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The hope of finding a way to quickly measure carboxyhemoglobin levels in suspected carbon monoxide poisoning is still unfulfilled, it seems. The Rad-57 pulse CO-oximeter, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is...

Checklists and technology to reduce the incidence of CRSBI

Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections: Reducing the Incidence

Jonathan Sackier, MD, a Visiting Professor of Surgery at the University of Virginia, discusses the steps needed to reduce the incidence of catheter related blood stream infection (CRBSI). Improving processes and implementing new technologies can reduce...
Jonathan Sackier, MD, a Visiting Professor of Surgery at the University of Virginia, discusses the complicated issue of calculating the cost of catheter related blood stream infections. (CRBSI). Treatment of the infection, increased length of stay in the...