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A recent case of paralytic poliomyelitis in New York state in an unvaccinated individual has garnered national attention, highlighting the continued importance of this polio vaccination in children. It is notable that infection was not the wild-type poliovirus. So, what caused paralytic poliomyelitis in New York?
Hospitals Under Pressure: Showcase How Anesthesiologists Control Costs and Maximize Financial Health
Mary Dale Peterson, MD, MHA, FACHE, FASA; Mike Schweitzer, MD, MBA
Labor costs are up across the board, including for anesthesia services, and anesthesiologists must recognize that hospital and health system executives typically view the anesthesiology department as either a barrier – and a costly one at that – or an asset. It’s vital to ensure your hospital executives understand the role the specialty can play in helping address their financial challenges.
Supply Chain Concerns and the Effect on Health Care Systems: Essential Considerations for Anesthesia Providers
George Tewfik, MD, MBA, FASA; Samuel Mark Paschall
Although the health care supply chain remains an ongoing concern for facilities and providers, numerous steps can be taken to mitigate the risks to patient care. It is essential for anesthesia providers to be educated on this topic and for departmental leaders and stakeholders to assess individual needs and vulnerabilities.
Lalitha Sundararaman, MBBS, MD; Bethany Potere, MD, MSc; Gavin Ovsak, MD, MBA
Miniaturization of medical technologies has led to many interesting new types of devices for monitoring that have the potential to impact the way anesthesiologists take care of patients. These include handheld ultrasound devices, pocket ECG monitors, wearable monitors, and digital stethoscopes. This article delves into the intricacies of pocket ultrasound devices options on the market. Are they any good?
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