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Body Cams for surgeons

April 04, 2016, by Adapted from story by Jim Burger

Force Facilities to Video Surgeries:

Pay no attention to that camera capturing every move you make in the OR.  Physicians and staff members in Wisconsin may have no other choice if a recently drafted bill is signed into law. The proposal would give patients the right to insist that any surgery that...
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hospital under scrutiny
hospital under scrutiny
Can you trust who is behind the mask?
Can you trust who is behind the mask?

A dead child - waiting on hold for Insurnace approval

March 30, 2016, by Adapted from article written by Roy Benaroch, MD

The action steps, in any health emergency, are: ABC. Airway, breathing, circulation. The airway has to be open, the patient has to be making an effort to breathe, and the heart has to pump blood. In any emergency, health care people are trained to address these, one by one, in order....
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"I wish I could help..lets wait to see if the insurnace comapny saya OK"
"I wish I could help..lets wait to see if the insurnace comapny saya OK"
The loss of my child over a few dollars
The loss of my child over a few dollars

Is that IPhone or Android the cause of your arrhythmia?

March 26, 2016, by Written by James McIntosh at Medical News Today

Smartphones 'can interfere with implanted cardiac devices'

A new study recommends that people with cardiac devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators should be wary of smartphones, stating that close proximity to the phones can potentially disrupt functioning or cause painful shocks. The research is being presented at the joint...
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Cell phone MI.
Cell phone MI.

Here’s why we need evidence-based pediatrics

March 26, 2016, by Chad Hayes

There have been countless instances in which the traditional practice of medicine has been disproved when someone actually took the time to perform a study. But who cares if a treatment doesn’t work — why does it really matter? Let me walk you through why it’s important, starting with the Hippocratic...
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This is exactly why surgeons are so fragile. All of them.

March 26, 2016, by Kathryn A. Hughes is a general surgeon who blogs at Behind the Mask.

ou are human and fallible.
– Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Alas, the frailty is to blame, not me — for such as we are made of, such we be …
– William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Sha-doo-bee, Shattered …
– Mick Jagger, “Shattered”, The Rolling Stones, Some Girls (1978)

The image of the surgeon is synonymous with strength....
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mistake 2
mistake 2

Top 5 Reasons Doctors Get Sued

March 21, 2016, by Jackie Johnston

Here are the top five reasons that physicians get sued – and some prevention steps they may take to reduce risk:

#1. Poor communication with patients

This is by far the biggest issue. The majority of lawsuits filed by patients or their families are done simply to find out what actually happened during...
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not happy
not happy
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