Navigation Links
Children's Hospital Oakland is first pediatric hospital to use 'laboratory-on-a-card' technology
Date:4/23/2009

April 20, 2009-Oakland, Calif.- Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the first children's hospital in the country to use groundbreaking technology that could revolutionize the way blood is analyzed at pediatric hospitals. This new method uses smart-card technology, similar to that used in some debit or credit cards at the supermarket or gas station, to read a child's blood sample.

The procedure starts with a respiratory therapist who takes a tiny finger stick sample of patient blood at bedside and places it on the diagnostic card. The card is slipped into a handheld wireless card reader or "host mobile computer" and blood gases are immediately analyzed. The respiratory therapist, along with the medical team, can quickly adjust the child's ventilator or other life support device settings, based on the nearly instantaneous measurements.

"What it's allowed us to do is be more efficient, effective and safe," said Katie Sabato, RRT, MS, director of respiratory care at Children's Hospital. She and her colleagues are convinced the new system could become an iPhone-like success story. What used to take 30 minutes to analyze and report, now takes 3 minutes.

Respiratory therapists at Children's Hospital Oakland do about 20,000 point-of-care blood gas and electrolyte measurements a year. "We are always interested in being in the forefront of making the best technology available for children," said Vivienne Newman, MD, clinical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a veteran Children's Hospital intensivist. "We're always looking to see if there's new technology that will make running the ICU more efficient and more child-friendly, allow us to minimize discomfort and maximize our results, and make measurement as accurate as possible, while ensuring patient safety."

Children's Hospital Oakland collaborated with Epocal, the Canadian-based biomedical device manufacturer, to successfully modify and fine-tune the equ
'/>"/>

Contact: Diana Yee
dyee@mail.cho.org
510-428-3120
Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Research could lead to new non-antibiotic drugs to counter hospital infections
2. Mount Sinai Hospital researcher makes stem cell breakthrough
3. International copper industry defines role in the fight against hospital infections
4. Childrens Hospital scientists achieve repair of injured heart muscle in lab tests of stem cells
5. Rhode Island Hospital simulation center examines benefits and applications of medical simulation
6. First results from hospital trials testing
7. Field-hospital-on-a-chip project awarded to nanoengineer from UC San Diego
8. Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital expand national childrens study to Bristol County
9. Childrens Hospital researchers identify genetic mutation that may predict organ rejection
10. Rhode Island Hospital study finds link between obesity, type 2 diabetes and neurodegeneration
11. Childrens Memorial Hospital of Chicago receives a grant from BioMarin to support adult PKU outreach
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... foliage season that prompts millions of Americans to undertake jaunts ... possibly last a little longer within a century, according to ... in some areas of the United States as summer temperatures ... the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography . For instance, ... the state tree of New Hampshire could change color ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... tiny strands of nucleic acid that contain instructions for ... data, our DNA is copied into RNA molecules, which ... in our cells. , Several years ago, scientists ... other known RNAs, this molecule is circular, and was ... has been known about how they are produced. Moreover, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 -- Arizona turned its newborn screening program into a ... months, earning it the first-ever Newborn Screening Quality Award from ... presented Will Humble, M.P.H., Arizona,s Department of Health Services director, ... Humble established a policy of full transparency for the length ... samples to the lab for analysis, and set a target ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth 2Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth 3Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth 4Scientists find how mysterious 'circular RNA' is formed, claim muscular dystrophy link 2March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award 2March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award 3
... long thought to have fully recovered from whaling, were once ... according to a report to be published September 10 in ... Todays population of more than 22,000 gray whales has successfully ... now the most abundant whale on the North American west ...
... consultant to UNESCO and a former Administrator of the National ... Stevens Institute of Technology, Sept. 26, titled, Global Warming and ... The talk will be delivered at Stevens Babbio Center for ... Babbio Center is located on the Stevens campus in Hoboken, ...
... of Energy,s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed new ways ... oxide, a material used in a variety of industrial ... materials may lead to improved catalysts for hydrogen production, ... research is published in two papers now available online, ...
Cached Biology News:Gray whales a fraction of historic levels, genetic research says 2Global Warming and the Habitability of Planet Earth, Sept. 26 2Tiny tubes and rods show promise as catalysts, sunscreen 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... ROCKLAND, Massachusetts , September 19, 2014 ... with the 53rd European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) ... advancement of science and medical research in the field ... of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany , ... Growth Innovation (GGI) for 2014. The awards were announced ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... HealthTronics, Inc ., a ... products and services, announced that a poster related ... versus external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) is being presented ... Association (MAAUA) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland September ... Cryosurgery and External Beam Radiation as Treatments for ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Mass. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 A ... of an MRI scanner is currently being tested as ... and Women's Hospital in Boston with the aim of ... images, can make prostate cancer biopsies faster, more accurate, ... novel system also has the potential to deliver prostate ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Bryan-College Station, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... University System Chancellor John Sharp, Texas A&M Health ... from the U.S. Department of Health and Human ... GSK today dedicated a national pandemic influenza vaccine ... will serve as an anchor for the Texas ...
Breaking Biology Technology:EMD Serono Awards Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI) for the First Time 2EMD Serono Awards Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI) for the First Time 3HealthTronics Announces Data Comparing Cryotherapy Versus Radiation for Treating Prostate Cancer Poster Presented at the American Urological Association Regional Meeting 2Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 2Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 3Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 4Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 5Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 6Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 2Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 3Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 4
... the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, ... Massachusetts, ... leading marketplace for expertise, and the Biotechnology Industry,Organization (BIO) announced an ... venture investment community,registered to attend the BIO National Venture Conference, with ...
... Executive Positions, WITTEN, Germany, April 8 Sangui ... its,fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, on April 3, ... with the SEC the company almost tripled its sales,of ... level. In,FY 2006, Sangui yielded sales of approximately USD ...
... DUBLIN, Calif., April 8, 2008 Microchip,Biotechnologies, Inc. ... Centre,for DNA Barcoding (CCDB), at the Biodiversity Institute ... participant to join MBI,s early,access program for the ... is the,first fully automated and integrated system for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Gerson Lehrman Group Extends Partnership With BIO to Provide Scientific Expertise for the First Annual BIO National Venture Conference 2Gerson Lehrman Group Extends Partnership With BIO to Provide Scientific Expertise for the First Annual BIO National Venture Conference 3Sangui BioTech International, Inc., Reports Sales Increase, Continued Losses 2Sangui BioTech International, Inc., Reports Sales Increase, Continued Losses 3Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding to Participate in Microchip Biotechnologies Early Access Program for Microchip-Based DNA Sample Preparation and Cycle Sequencing 2
Recombinant Mouse TGF-beta RII/(human) Fc Chimera, CF...
Recombinant Mouse Noggin...
... Antibody Sampler Kit Kit Includes: ... 40 ul Histone Deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) Antibody, ... (HDAC4) Antibody, Catalog #2072, 40 ul Histone ... ul Histone Deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) Antibody, Catalog ...
An instrument that delivers an accurate and uniform amount of light energy to cells to photoactivate csiRNA products....
Biology Products: