WATCH Society – an independent, International Society for and by Medical Professionals hosted its third Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As mentioned by prof. Homero Rivas, Watch Society vice-president – with new technology in Healthcare, co-creation and academic validation is needed – especially when patient safety is at stake. This Conference was about real content, collaboration,…

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In November ADORA presented its Innovative HealthCare solutions in partnership with ADVANTECH at the largest medical trade fair – Medica. Held in the Düsseldorf exhibition centre every November, Medica is visited by over 128,000 visitors. Read more about Medica here. ADORA presented the following solutions: ADORA Assistant™ ADORA Assistant™ is your helper in the operating…

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1. It’s the world’s largest international supplier trade fair for medical technology COMPAMED is held alongside MEDICA at the exact same time from the 16th to the 19th of November in the halls 8a and 8b of the Düsseldorf exhibition centre. COMPAMED is visited by over 17,000 professional and there are more than 720 exhibitors.…

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1. It’s the world’s largest Medical trade fair Held in the Düsseldorf exhibition centre every November, Medica is visited by over 128,000 visitors. It consists of a Trade fair, forums and conferences. The trade fair has over 4800 exhibitors coming from various medical fields. At the same time as the trade fair, MEDICA offers five…

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  When Ariadne Labs wanted to create a simple and scalable way to make surgery safer and easier, they approached the problem the old-fashioned way. Ariadne Labs convened a team, explored their options, and ultimately found a solution. What they found was that a simple surgery checklist, which created a basic communications structure, could reduce…

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While they may not make the headlines often, surgical errors are a serious and widespread issue that hospitals face on a daily basis. According to a 2014 analysis performed by the Patient Safety in Surgery Journal, between 46% and 65% of complications in hospitals occur during surgery.

So apart from hospital-acquired infections (or surgical-site infections), which already take a heavy toll on patient health annually, surgical errors also constitute a serious issue for all involved. Read on to find out more about various types of errors that occur during surgery and how hospitals can address these effectively.

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Any plastic surgeon knows that their field is one of the most competitive practices in the medical discipline. In a typical year, hundreds of aspiring surgeons compete for residency positions that can accommodate fewer than half of them.

Once someone has joined the prestigious ranks of plastic surgeons, where they choose to practice is no less competitive. The most desirable markets will attract the world’s best and brightest doctors, and for plastic surgeons, the most attractive city in which to practice is Dubai. According to CNN, the Emirate is “the world’s plastic surgery hub.”

The highly competitive plastic surgery environment in Dubai requires innovative approaches to attracting new patients. In order to stay on top of everybody else, plastic surgeons will have to implement innovative healthcare solutions and take advantage of new technologies. Take a look at 4 ways to compete with the rest by staying competitive

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n the operating theater, tools will generally perform the way they’re supposed to, but there can be complications stemming from factors in between. A scalpel will reliably cut, but a problem can arise from improper sterilization. Similarly, medical professionals carry out their jobs with the utmost precision, but one of the biggest pitfalls is in the space between them—communication.

An exhaustively researched, peer-reviewed study by the British Medical Journal found that lack of communication was the primary factor contributing to complications from surgery. The study laid out how better communication at every stage of the surgical process was crucial for improving not only patient safety, but the working process for hospital staff.

Good communication in the operating room is important, and can be achieved with both improved technology and the implementation of best practices. Here are ways to prevent communications failure in the operating room, for the sake of patients and staff.

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Despite the great advances of modern medicine, various challenges still exist that make operations risky for patients. From surgical-site infections to long anesthesia time, problems remain that can cut down on the quality of patient care and cause losses to hospitals. Finances, human capital and hospital efficiency are all at stake.

The hope is for solutions that offer quick and significant, yet safe, advancements that improve healthcare quality. What are the challenges to reducing anesthesia time and what possible solutions are there for anesthetists and surgeons?

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