Posts Tagged ‘Nurses’

Delirium? Now what?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:16 No Comments

By Derek S. Mongold, MD
My father is in the hospital and they say that he has delirium. What exactly is delirium?
Delirium is a state of severe confusion that is usually brought on by a medical condition. It’s thought to be due to the brain producing too much dopamine and to little acetylcholine. Dopamine and acetylcholine […]

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Technology: Robot Power Suit – Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) to Help Nurses and Patients

Thursday, February 28, 2013 15:31 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
 
“A robot suit that can help the elderly or disabled get around was given its global safety certificate in Japan on Wednesday, paving the way for its worldwide roll-out,” according to Discovery News.
The Hybrid Assistive Limb®, or HAL, is a power-assisted pair of legs developed by Japanese robot maker, Yoshiyuki […]

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Doctors and Social Media: Legal Aspects and Bottom Line

Thursday, February 21, 2013 19:59 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
The health care social media legal series continues here on Healthin30, and legal expert, David Harlow, Esq, Health Care Attorney and Consultant at The Harlow Group, LLC in Boston, answers a series of questions focusing on the legal aspects of physicians engaging in social media.
Health Care Social Media – Legal […]

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State Medical Boards Addresses Inappropriate Online Physician Behaviors

Monday, January 14, 2013 17:59 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
A new report to be released tomorrow in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “Online Professionalism Investigations by State Medical Boards: First, Do No Harm,” by S. Ryan Greysen, MD, MHS, MA; David Johnson, MA; Terry Kind, MD, MPH; Katherine C. Chretien, MD; Cary P. Gross, MD, MPH; Aaron Young, PhD; […]

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