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Checklist, training lower complications after high-risk operations

first_img Read Full Story Research has shown that using a checklist in operating rooms makes surgery safer and more successful. Now, a new study co-authored by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) student and surgeon Scott Ellner found that use of a surgical safety checklist, paired with training to improve communication in the operating room, reduced complications in the 30-day period after high-risk surgery by more than 15%.“This study was significant because it demonstrated the importance of enhanced communication among all surgical team members to improve patient outcomes,” said Ellner, senior author of the study, who is working toward a master of science degree in health care management, a part-time continuing education program for physicians. He expects to graduate in May 2014.It’s estimated that only about 25% of U.S. hospitals currently use a surgical safety checklist. And, according to the World Health Organization, while many hospitals routinely perform some pre-surgery checks, few operating teams accomplish them all consistently, even in advanced settings.In the study by Ellner and colleagues, published in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, researchers at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford compared post-operative complications both before and after surgical team members participated in three 60-minute training sessions on improving operating room communication and using a safe surgery checklist. After the training, observers collected data during surgeries to assess whether there were any safety compromising events and whether or not a checklist was used.last_img read more

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Freddie Ljungberg reveals why Martinelli, Pepe and Chambers start with Lacazette & David Luiz dropped

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Dec 2019 7:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link78Shares Martinelli starts for Arsenal (Picture: Quality Sport Images/Getty)Freddie Ljungberg made four changes for Arsenal’s trip to West Ham after their 2-1 defeat to Brighton, with Gabriel Martinelli making his first Premier League start in place of the dropped Alexandre Lacazette.David Luiz, Sead Kolasinac and Joe Willock joined Lacazette in dropping out of the starting XI, with Calum Chambers, Kieran Tierney and Nicolas Pepe selected in their place.‘There’s a lot of games in December so there’s fatigue and stuff,’ Ljungberg said of his team selection. Advertisement Comment Freddie Ljungberg reveals why Martinelli, Pepe and Chambers start with Lacazette & David Luiz droppedcenter_img Pep starts for Arsenal (Picture: AMA/Getty)On the decision to bring Chambers in for Luiz, he added: ‘I think he’s been doing well, training really well, being competitive. When we were at Newcastle and had our away win he played.’Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton expressed his surprise at the decision to drop Lacazette, telling BBC Sport: ‘That is a huge call.‘Alexandre Lacazette scored against Brighton and I think he is a great footballer who leads the line well, it’s a big call.‘But fair play to Freddie Ljungberg, he is doing it his way and picking the players he wants to pick.’Who will win between West Ham and Arsenal?West Ham0%Arsenal0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Ljungberg dropped Lacazette (Picture: Getty)‘I wanted to get some energy into the team so thought I’d shake things up a bit.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMartinelli will make his first start for Arsenal in the Premier League, having impressed in the Europa League, and Ljungberg expects him to take that form into domestic action.‘He’s done very well in Europa League games, scores goals, works hard so I think he will do really well,’ the Arsenal caretaker manager added.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Pepe I thought did really well when I brought him on in the second half in the last game.I want him to be who he is. I want him to go one against one and be difficult to read.‘At the same time I want him to do his defensive work, that’s important, we’re playing away from home.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Watch: Donegal musicians’ stunning Christmas song for the homeless

first_imgTwo of Donegal’s best-known musicians have come together to release a stunning Christmas single in aid of the homeless.Rory Gallagher and Mickey Joe Harte have followed in the footsteps of The Flying Pickets and Yazoo and produced a stunning version of ‘Only You’ on Swerve Records.Infused with the amazing fiddle-playing of another talented musician, Peadar Coll, the version of the well-known hit makes it an instant classic. All proceeds from the single, which will be officially released on December 6th, will go directly to the Peter McVerry Trust.The video for the song was produced by well-known Glenties cameraman Bradas O’Donnell.If you want to hear a live version of the song then you can catch the lads when they play the Abbey Theatre in Ballyshannon on December 19th and the following night at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny.To donate to the trust please see www.pmvtrust.ie/donate If you can’t wait until then simply click on the video below……..Watch: Donegal musicians’ stunning Christmas song for the homeless was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Mickey Joe HarteOnly YouRory Gallagherlast_img read more

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Cape Town ‘best city in the world’

first_imgA view of Table Mountain from theferry to Robben Island.(Image: Mary Alexander,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library)Tamara O’ReillyWhile splurging on overseas holidays may not be on everyone’s to do list in the current time of economic uncertainty, UK tourists are getting out and about more than ever and, if they could choose the best city in the world to visit, it would be Cape Town.According to a travel survey taken by more than 25 000 readers of UK papers The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Cape Town gets the nod for best city in the world, beating the likes of Sydney, Australia and San Francisco, USA. South Africa was also voted the third best non-European country and the Mount Nelson Hotel takes the same spot for best hotel.What’s not to like about Cape Town? It’s clean, beautiful, home to sunny beaches, modern, cultural and vibey. According to the popular travel website, www.tripadvisor.com Cape Town is “the City that glistens at the southern toe of the African continent”. It elaborates on the amazing tourist attractions from Robben Island to the top of Table Mountain, which offers picturesque views of the City Bowl and seemingly never ending ocean. In the websites inaugural Travellers Choice Destination Awards this year, the City was awarded the best destination in Africa.And the praises are not limited to English visitors. One tourist from Nairobi had plenty to say on the website about his experience on Table Mountain, “I had the best time bringing in 2008 on the top of Table Mountain. It was my first trip to there and I was not disappointed at all! Despite the crowds service was good – and fast! From the top: the city lights and watching the fireworks over the waterfront was stunning….like jewelled necklaces on black velvet.”Of course it’s not just the mountain that attracts visitors. There are the 72 pristine beaches around Cape Town, which are popular with locals and tourists, the pulsating nightlife with trendy bustling bars, eclectic and multi-cultural art exhibitions and shopping areas of malls and flea markets.Cape Town has been attracting millions of visitors since the country’s breakthrough democratic change. In 1994, fewer than 600 000 tourists visited South Africa per year, but with improvements to the country on all fronts South Africa recorded just over nine million foreign arrivals in 2007, and is well on its way to welcoming the 10-million international visitors the government intends on attracting in 2009.Of the more than 1.7-million international visitors to Cape Town in 2007, around345 000 of them were from the UK.Interest in the country has increased further ahead of the Fifa 2010 World Cup and preparations are underway country wide to prepare for the three million visitors that are expected to arrive just for the event.During the country’s peak season months between November and January, Cape Town alone anticipates more than one million visitors. To cater for their expectations, the City of Cape Town this year set up a holiday coordination committee that will see a number of departments including police, fire and rescue services, traffic authorities and sport and recreation groups focusing on making every visitor’s stay a pleasure.“The City of Cape Town extends a warm welcome to all visitors. It will do its best to enhance their stay and ensure their safety. At the same time we appeal to visitors and residents to help keep the City clean and safe during the holiday period,” Dumisani Ximbi, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Tamara O’Reilly at [email protected] linksCape Town Travel South African TourismTrip Advisorlast_img read more

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Junaio: Will Editable 3D Objects Offer AR-Based Foursquare?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshiro Related Posts Metaio Augmented Reality Solutions is about to announce the release of the company’s Junaio iPhone application and ReadWriteWeb has an exclusive pre-release review. While other products like Wikitude, Robotvision and Layar allow users to view notes and text above a location-based layer, no other service offers us a chance to add 3D objects and animation. While the demo may seem frivolous for now, the possibilities for branded scavenger hunts, real-world easter eggs and Foursquare-like location-based games are limitless. Similar to Wikitude, Junaio offers location-based information on historical sites and points of interest. However, some of the unique features of this service include the ability to edit AR layers, add 3D animations and share edited scenes via social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These social features have us thinking about the current popularity of location-based social games. While Foursquare and Gowalla offer users a chance to share their location-based experiences and compete for prizes, these products are placed above simple 2D maps. The potential for a similar product above an augmented reality layer is finally possibly with Junaio. While the video merely demonstrates the ability to edit text and images, there remains a huge opportunity for game-related exploration. Imagine setting animated booby traps during a scavenger hunt, or finding your friends’ graffiti while waiting in line at the DMV or even being the first of 50 people on-site to receive a rare song download. While Junaio and editable AR-layers are still in their infancy, the potential for game-related interpretations are a natural next step. Junaio is currently pending approval in the App Store, for updates on the release follow the company’s Twitter account @twitt_AR. center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea defender David Luiz: I’m happy to play through Christmas programme

first_imgChelsea defender David Luiz: I’m happy to play through Christmas programmeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz says they must embrace the busy Christmas programme.Indeed, Luiz admis he enjoys playing through the festive period.He said, “I prefer to play games than train so for sure I enjoy a lot,’ is the Brazilian’s view of a packed period which continues today against Leicester.”Sometimes I try to understand the life as a coach and I know how hard it is to think about every single one and to try to organise everything for everybody,’ he continued. ‘Every day he has to live and breathe the oxygen of the club and to think just about this, and you cannot stop like in the other leagues where you have a week off.”I understand his situation but now I am a player so I am going to try to get some time with my family because they came from Brazil to here and they are at home, so I am going to have some presents and some nice moments with my family because during the year they are far from me.”So this is good, and for sure the best gift we can give to Mr Sarri is to win games.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoArsenal goalkeeper Cech calls out BT Sport after dodgy stats tweet

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal goalkeeper Cech calls out BT Sport after dodgy stats tweetby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech hasn’t allowed BT Sport to get away with a mistaken social media post.BT Sport tweeted out a graphic of the Premier League’s most clean sheets but fans on social media and Cech himself were quick to notice the stats were very wrong.The graphic wrongly stated that Cech has 161 clean sheets when in actuality, the Arsenal and former Chelsea star has a mammoth 202 Premier League shutouts.Cech, 36, instantly wrote back laughing at the error, saying: “this is the easiest stat to find on the internet.”The Gunners keeper famously holds the record for the most Premier League clean sheets overall as well as the most shutouts kept in a single season with 24.BT Sport were so embarrassed they deleted the post after being called out by Cech. this is the easiest stat to find on the internet [email protected]://t.co/DStSIn43gy— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) January 14, 2019 last_img read more

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Iowa Releases “See You In Pasadena” Rose Bowl Hype Video

first_imgAn exterior view of the Rose BowlRose BowlIt has been 25 years since Iowa last played in the Rose Bowl. The Hawkeyes will be back in Pasadena Jan. 1 to take on Stanford.Iowa fans are justifiably excited for the occasion, even if their team narrowly missed out on the College Football Playoff. This weekend, the Hawkeyes dropped a very cool “See You in Pasadena” hype video for the game, featuring highlights from this season and homage to the program’s past Rose Bowl squads.  Smelling roses #Hawkeyes @rosebowlgame https://t.co/JfihBC86PR— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 12, 2015Hawkeye fans, are you ready yet?last_img read more

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Jamaicans Urged to Practise Proper Hygiene to Prevent Gastroenteritis

first_imgDirector of Family Health Services, Dr. Karen Lewis-Bell, is encouraging Jamaicans to utilise the proper sanitation and personal hygiene measures, in an effort to prevent themselves and their children from contracting gastroenteritis. Dr. Lewis-Bell emphasizes that this is critical, especially as it relates to hand washing. The Ministry of Health is reporting an increase in the incidence of gastroenteritis in children across the island, due to the prevailing conditions of what is termed the ‘dry season’ or drought as well as the presence of cooler temperatures. Caused by several viruses and bacteria such as Norovirus, Rotavirus, Salmonella and Campylobacter, gastroenteritis refers to a medical condition that is characterised by an infection in the gastrointestinal tract, which consists of the stomach and the small and large intestines. It is also broken down into two categories, namely viral gastroenteritis and bacterial gastroenteritis and is identified based on its causal agent. Commenting on its trends, Dr. Lewis-Bell notes that there is a usual spike in reported cases of gastroenteritis within the first quarter of the calendar year.last_img read more

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Womens volleyball opens Big Ten with two Top 5 opponents

Senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe attacking at the net in a regional semifinal against the University of Washington on Dec. 11, 2015. Credit: OSU AthleticsAfter a long preseason on the road, Big Ten play has finally arrived for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team, and it will not be an easy transition for the Buckeyes.  The No. 17 Buckeye “tribe” will battle No. 3 Wisconsin on Friday, followed by No. 2 Minnesota on Saturday. Both matches will send OSU on the road for the fifth weekend in a row this season. This time last season, OSU went point-for-point with each of the teams, going the full five-set distance in both matches, but with different outcomes. The Buckeyes took a loss to Minnesota, but came back four days later to take down the Badgers at St. John Arena. The veteran players on this OSU squad know exactly what to expect when the conference season rolls around. “The Big Ten is always going to be a grind every night,” said senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe. “You’re going into battle with some of the best teams in the whole entire country.”Sandbothe has been around long enough to face three waves of Badgers and Gophers, and this weekend will mark her fourth and final go-around to leave everything she has on the floor. “Every time we go into a Big Ten weekend — and this being my last one, it’s kind of bittersweet — but I think it’s such an opportunity and privilege to play in this conference and see this type of volleyball all the time,” she said. “I think it’s made me the player I am today.”Sandbothe and her teammates mentioned the energy buzzing in the arena for Big Ten matches.This week, both of the Buckeyes’ opponents are ranked inside the top five in the country for the average crowd attendance at their matches. Between 5,000 and 6,000 Gopher and Badger fans will pour into the arenas this weekend to cheer on the home team. The crowd’s energy is vital to any athletic event, and junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer said she cannot wait to silence the opposing voices when her team takes the floor. “We talk about being ‘road warriors’ all the time, and kind of shutting up the fans in their house, and I think that’s so much fun,” Schirmer said. In addition to playing in front of large visiting crowds, the Buckeyes will go into battle with two teams armed with a deep arsenal of weapons. Freshman Badger Molly Haggerty has already won three Big Ten honors, and just this week, she was voted American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week after the team’s performance against Texas and Texas A&M. Her teammate, Tionna Williams, also earned Big Ten recognition this week and currently ranks sixth in the nation for blocks per set. Minnesota boasts its own array of conference awards. The team’s setter, Samantha Seliger-Swenson, has earned Big Ten Setter of the Week four consecutive times already this season. The team also holds spots in the top 10 in three national statistics, including fourth in kills per set. OSU coach Geoff Carlston said his team is going into these matches ready for war. “I’m excited to see our team kind of being in that cauldron, be in that fire,” he said. “Our team kind of looks forward to the opportunity of having an us-against-them mentality and ‘arms locked in.’”The strength of these opponents doesn’t come to the Buckeyes as a surprise, but Carlston said he is confident in the preparation of his team and its mindset going into this opening weekend. “It’s not going to be an easy thing, but our team feels good about who we are and where we’re at right now,” he said. Logically, the odds are stacked against the Buckeyes, but Schirmer sees parity throughout the conference.“Being the nature of the Big Ten, you can beat anyone on any given day,” she said. “I don’t care about the rankings … it’s all about how we play and what we focus on.”OSU will take on its first Big Ten foe, Wisconsin at 8 p.m. on Friday in Madison, Wisconsin. The team will then travel to Minnesota to play the Gophers at 8 p.m. on Saturday. read more

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