Navigation Links
Surgeons' pilot prevention program reduces incidence of postoperative pneumonia
Date:5/3/2010

CHICAGO (May 3, 2010) The results of new research results published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons show that a pilot pneumonia-prevention program significantly reduced postoperative pneumonia in a hospital surgical ward.

Postoperative pneumonia is a common complication among surgical patients and is the third most common infectious complication after urinary tract and wound infections. According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a facility that performed 10,000 noncardiac operations per year would be expected to have approximately 150 cases of postoperative pneumonia. In the intensive care unit (ICU), this complication can translate into additional health care costs of approximately $40,000 per patient, and an estimated mortality rate of 20 to 70 percent. National efforts have been focused on reduction of intensive care acquired pneumonias, but there has been no program addressing hospital patients outside of the ICU.

"Postoperative pneumonia is a problem facilities face continually, but our research shows that simple steps in prevention can have such a substantial effect," according to Sherry Wren, MD, FACS, chief of general surgery, Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System and professor of surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine. "This program, if expanded to other VA or private hospitals, could help improve patient care and lower morbidity, mortality and overall health care costs."

The ward pneumonia-prevention quality improvement task force was formed in December 2006 and met during a three-month period to review evidence-based strategies. The group agreed on the following eight intervention strategies which were implemented in April 2007: (1) educating nursing staff about pneumonia prevention; (2) cough and deep-breathing exercises with incentive spirometer, a device that helps patients gauge lung function; (3) twice daily oral hygiene with chlorhexidin
'/>"/>

Contact: Sally Garneski
pressinquiry@facs.org
312-202-5409
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Dr. Randy Miller Is Named President-Elect of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2. Survey finds many surgeons suffer injuries from minimally invasive techniques
3. Surgeons Create Palate for Baby with Rare Facial Abnormality
4. Bariatric Advantage Helps Bariatric Patients to Remember Their Surgeons Nutritional Protocols!
5. Few breast cancer surgeons follow quality of care standards, U-M study finds
6. The Eye Institute of Utah Hosts World Renowned Cataract Surgeons: In Economically Trying Times, Nine Fortunate Patients Receive State of the Art Cataract Lenses
7. Surgeons Suffering Work-Related Injuries
8. NY Plastic Surgeon Challenges Long-Held Separation of Derms and Plastic Surgeons
9. Pittsburgh Neurosurgeons Explore Use of Drug that Illuminates Brain Tumor Cells To Guide Surgery
10. Dr. Alesia Wagner of U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group Re-elected to Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
11. Jefferson surgeon receives outstanding performance award from American College Of Surgeons
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... NY, April 23, 2014Men whose testosterone falls below normal ... to be overweight and have heart disease and type ... identify testosterone-deficient men for further testing and possible treatment ... Men,s Health , a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann ... the Journal of Men,s Health website at ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... (April 23, 2014) The American Gastroenterological Association ... 2014 AGA Research Scholars. The AGA Research Scholar ... to develop independent and productive research careers in ... Awards fund an additional year allowing for three ... to supporting junior faculty who are paving the ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... country as wealthy as the United States, it may come ... have access to adequate food due to lack of money ... Recent research at the University of Illinois using data from ... the seniors who are dealing with hunger are also facing ... percent of Americans over age 60 faced the threat of ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... about an increase in adolescents, marijuana use following the ... relief. According to a new study at Rhode Island ... states with and without medical marijuana laws, legalizing the ... The study is published online in advance of print ... , "Any time a state considers legalizing medical marijuana, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... may prevent the depletion of self-control, according to research ... the Association for Psychological Science. , Self-control can be ... focus attention on a boring textbook are hard things ... this difficulty: Exerting self-control for a long period seems ... subsequent tasks. , "It is as if self-control is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AGA announces 2014 Class of AGA Research Scholars 2Health News:More Americans in their golden years are going hungry 2Health News:RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents 2Health News:ADHD drug may help preserve our self-control resources 2
... The world's leading climate experts and state representatives from ... meet on the UN's recommendations for curbing// carbon emissions ... now," said Chartree Chueytrasit, deputy permanent secretary of Thailand's ... at the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ...
... focus on cars or factories. Yet a study commissioned ... production plants must run worldwide just to provide electricity ... PCs in private or corporate settings to be figured ... disposal of the machines, all of which damage the ...
... chemotherapy drug has recently been tested in 950 ... found //to have significant improvement in Progression-Free Survival. ... Phase III trial on Satraplatin has shown: ... in Progression-Free Survival ,* Progression-Free ...
... get married is a waste of breath, a US expert ... // ,William Smith, the vice president of the Sexuality, ... a six-year study commissioned by the US Congress found that ... on pushing sexual abstinence outside marriage had had no discernible ...
... for health, Indiana legislators in the US have decided on ... healthcare. // ,As per a deal agreed upon on ... cents per pack and the expected additional flow to the ... would help fund several health programs. ,Most of ...
... of successive Australian governments, a report commissioned by the ... lags an appalling one century behind that of the ... have significantly worse outcomes than their fellow countrymen on ... while inequality exists between Maori and non-Maori the gaps ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study Focus on Environmental Hazards Posed by IT Scraps 2Health News:Satraplatin Benefits Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients 2Health News:Satraplatin Benefits Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients 3Health News:Satraplatin Benefits Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients 4Health News:Satraplatin Benefits Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients 5Health News:Smokers to Be Taxed to Fund Healthcare for Uninsured 2Health News:Aborigines Century Behind the Health of Colonizers, WHO Report 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors ... able to protect their most important business assets, ... ) Because of the highly-competitive ... remains one of the most litigious industry sectors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 The Cadence Fitness & Health Center ... the Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization assisting medically ... potential. The Cadence Fitness & Health Center is the ... second in the Chicagoland area. "The certification ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its catalogue: ... Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01940411/Global-Markets-and-Technologies-for-Advanced-Drug-Delivery-Systems----Focus-on-End-Users.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Delivery_Technology STUDY OBJECTIVES ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18
... April 20 Scientists from the Barbara ... presented data at the American Association for ... represents significant research advancements in the treatment ... breast cancer.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO )Karmanos researchers discovered ...
... Improves Survival in Animals with Clinical Symptoms of ... 20 Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. (Elusys), ... the treatment of life-threatening infectious diseases, today announced ... safety trial of Anthim(TM), a high-affinity humanized ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Present Breast Cancer Advancements at Conference 2Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Present Breast Cancer Advancements at Conference 3Elusys' Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Anthim(TM), Enters Second Phase I Clinical Study 2Elusys' Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Anthim(TM), Enters Second Phase I Clinical Study 3
... products for autoimmune testing feature single-well ANA ... as specific reflex tests including dsDNA, and ... (Ro), SS-B (La), Scl-70 and Jo-1. In ... full line of products for Cardiolipins (IgA, ...
... ELISA products for autoimmune testing feature single-well ... well as specific reflex tests including dsDNA, ... SS-A (Ro), SS-B (La), Scl-70 and Jo-1. ... a full line of products for Cardiolipins ...
... ELISA products for autoimmune testing feature single-well ... well as specific reflex tests including dsDNA, ... SS-A (Ro), SS-B (La), Scl-70 and Jo-1. ... a full line of products for Cardiolipins ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: