Donates to Team Red, White and Blue-- July 16,2011
PHS West, a provider of custom material handling solutions for supply,
equipment transport and storage, announces its support of Team Red,
White and Blue (RWB). PHS West recently donated $500.00 to this worthy
West Forms Strategic Alliance With Kelby Ergo Design
PHS West, a manufacturer of material transport equipment, and Kelby
Ergo Design an ergonomic and productivity consulting firm announces the
formation of a strategic alliance between the companies. The mission of
the alliance is to help customers reduce injury risks while improving
productivity relating to material transport.
West Inc Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance for Patient Transport System
With FDA 510(k) clearance, PHS West’s Ergo-Express® PTC1 Motorized
Patient Mover can be used in all areas of patient transport for
hospitals and clinics.
West to celebrate its 15th Anniversary
PHS West, a provider of custom solutions for supply, equipment
transport and storage, will be celebrating its 15th year anniversary
this coming August. PHS West provides material handling solutions for
hospitals, manufacturing companies, restaurants, hotels, and office
equine stomach ulcers -- November 27, 2011
April Knudson, DVM, is an Equine Specialist with Merial Veterinary
Services. She has a special interest in sport horse lameness and
2011 National Ergonomics Conference Will Open in Las Vegas With a Sold
Out Exhibit Hall, Hewlett Packard, NIOSH and VPPPA Leaders to Keynote
--November 21, 2011
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 17th Annual National
Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo) will be at Caesars
Palace, Las Vegas, November 29 – December 2.
Recommendations to Prevent Cross-Contamination in Endoscope Processing
--November 17. 2011
The FDA, CDC and Department of Veterans Affairs provide the following
six general recommendations to prevent cross-contamination in endoscope
-- November 14, 2011
When ergonomists study a workplace, they look at everything that
affects how a task is performed, including worker posture, forces used
in a task, repetition, lighting, equipment location, room temperature,
and the size and layout of the work field.
You Need a Better Office Chair
-- November 4, 2011
Sitting all day can cause backaches, neck pain, and other problems. We
wondered whether a new kind of chair could help, so we put five models
to the test.
to Recruit and Retain Top-Quality Nurses
-- November 1, 2011
Finding and hiring the best nursing talent for an ambulatory surgery
center has always been — and always will be — a challenge, says Greg
Zoch, partner and managing director at Kaye/Bassman International, a
recruiting and search firm based out of Dallas.
Companies & Markets: China to be the Fastest Growing Endoscopy
Devices Market Among Emerging Economies -- October 25, 2011
Endoscopy Devices Market in Emerging Economies (India, China, Brazil) -
Growing Investments in Hospitals to be the Major Growth Driver. The
endoscopy devices market in the emerging economies of China, India and
Brazil grew at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4%, 3% and 3%.
CINDY Pan explains what causes reflux and how it can be managed
-- October 24. 2011
Doctor at centre of dirty clinic probe sued Ottawa Hospital in 2009
OTTAWA — The doctor whose endoscopy clinic is facing a public-health
probe is involved in a $3.3-million lawsuit alleging negligence at The
Ottawa Hospital, court documents show
to ask your endoscopist --October 19, 2011
Sanitation practices involving endoscopes have been highlighted by
recent revelations that an Ottawa private clinic didn't always follow
proper infection prevent and cleaning protocols.
Finds Narrow Band Imaging Faster, More Effective than Chromoendoscopy
in IBD Patients -- October 13, 2011
A study published in the October issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy found that narrow band imaging is less time-consuming and
equally effective as chromoendoscopy to detect dysplasia in patients
with long-standing IBD, a news release said.
law protects nurses from injury - October 9, 2011
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- California's Gov. Jerry Brown said he would
sign a law to protect registered nurses and other employees from
disabling injuries from lifting patients.
MSDs and the older workforce
-- October 1, 2011
Organisations must ensure that they are able to provide a healthy and
productive environment for older workers, says Kathy Lewis.
unit turning patient heads -- September 27, 2011
There has been a transformation of the endoscopy unit at Medicine Hat
Regional Hospital into a state of the art facility that patients are
overwhelming impressed with.
to Try a Sit Stand Desk? 4 Tips from Anthro -- September 22,
PORTLAND, Ore., Sep 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For decades now Anthro
Corporation, a maker of a wide variety of adjustable height desks, has
been preaching that ergonomics can improve workplace productivity,
reduce absenteeism, and boost morale. But when they were profiled in a
New York Times article about the benefits of standing on the job -- and
with the company poised to introduce the new Steve's Station(TM) family
of sit-stand workstations in Fall, 2011 -- it inspired the Portland,
Oregon-area firm to really put their principles -- and products --
through the paces.
Cope With Technology-Induced Thumb Pain -- September 17, 2011
More and more of us are suffering from sore thumbs. Ergonomics experts
say too much texting and typing on iPads and other tablets can cause
pain in the hands, shoulders, neck and back. College students talk
about coping with the strain of all their high-tech gadgets.
patients prompt hospitals to adopt new equipment, protocols
September 14, 2011
La Crosse, Wis. — In her job as a nurse for Gundersen Lutheran
Hospital, one of the things Patti Anderson does most is move patients.
Sometimes she moves them on stretchers. Other times she uses beds or
Best Practices to Market Colonoscopies September 13, 2011
Nancy Nikolovski, administrator of Physicians Endoscopy Center in
Houston, offers 10 best practices on how to market colonoscopies at
Develops Minimally Invasive Procedure to Treat GERD
-- September 2 2011
Darren Rohan, MD, a thoracic surgeon at HealthAlliance of the Hudson
Valley in New York, has developed a minimally invasive procedure to
treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to an MD News report.
Aman Ali: What are the causes of stomach pain? -- August 31,
Stomach or gastric pain and discomfort, also known as dyspepsia, is an
uncomfortable feeling in the upper middle part of your abdomen and
sometimes referred to as indigestion.
Medications May Have Serious Side Effect --August 28, 2011
Heartburn sufferers, take warning. The medications that you take to
treat your heartburn, called proton pump inhibitors, or more commonly
known as drugs such as Prilosec, Nexium or Prevacid, may have a serious
professionals can increase their contributions to the bottom line with
the Material Handling Equation -- August 17,2011
The Material Handling Equation is Material + Move = Method: consider
the characteristics of the material, along with the characteristics of
the move, in order to choose a method for moving the material
iPad neck - ergonomics experts warn of tablet injury --
August 11, 2011
THE rise of the iPad could prove to be a serious pain in the neck if
its ergonomic failings are not addressed, experts warn.
Value of Flexibility in DC Networks --August 8th, 2011
In the past I have written about the value of flexibility as a driver
for what type of material handling you select for your warehouse
new cancer tests are on their way -- August 4th, 2011
Funded by the Medical Research Council – and based on a Japanese test
first used 40 years ago – the new procedure uses a capsule attached to
a piece of string
Faculty Offer Brain Endoscopy Course -- July 21,2011
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Neurosurgical residents, fellows and attending
neurosurgeons interested in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery of
the brain will gather in Buffalo
you work? How to prevent job from causing you harm -- July
If you're a member of the American workforce, chances are you're at
risk for acquiring a repetitive strain injury someplace in your body.
releases infection prevention guide for outpatient clinics --
July 13, 2011
More than three-quarters of all operations in the U.S. are now done in
outpatient clinics, not hospitals. But many of those clinics don’t
adhere to standard infection-prevention practices.
releases safety guide for outpatient clinics -- July 13, 2011
Medical care in outpatient settings has surged in recent years,
according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, yet
in many cases adherence to standard infection prevention practices in
outpatient settings is lacking.
Material Handling: Cases, Bags, Dairy -- July 8, 2011
Robotics are gaining greater acceptance within the packaging machinery
industry. Easily integrated with a wide variety of packaging equipment,
robots provide a unique solution which yield simple, flexible and
highly reliable results.
New: Where Does the Intelligence Belong in Automated Material Handling
Systems? -- July 7th, 2011
Almost Always Just in the WMS, Fralick Says, not the WCS, but at Least
Makes Sure there isn't Some in Both
Proposes 0.9% ASC Fee Increase, Linking Payments to Quality--
July 4th, 2011
CMS has released its 2012 proposed payment rule for ambulatory surgery
centers and hospital outpatient departments, which calls for a proposed
ASC Medicare across the board fee increase of 0.9 percent beginning
Jan. 1, 2012, and the establishment of a requirement for ASC quality
reporting, according to an ASC Association news release and CMS.
Safe Work Practices for Preventing Sharps Injuries -- July
To promote safe work practices, healthcare personnel need to have an
awareness of the risk of injury throughout the time a sharp is exposed
and use a combination of strategies to protect themselves and their
co-workers throughout the handling of the device.
All Need Good Computer Ergonomics -- June 19.2011
Having trouble with finding good posture in front of the computer?
You’re not alone, but there are ways to fix it.
Cancer Risk Lower Than Previously Thought -- June 16, 2011
Esophageal cancer risk associated with the condition known as Barrett's
esophagus may be lower than scientists previously thought.
three times more likely to face esophageal cancer -- June 10,
Two major risk factors for esophageal cancer — age and gender — can’t
be changed. Most people in the United States who are diagnosed with
this illness are 65 or older. And a disproportionate number are men.
endoscopes poised to make market debut next year --June 10,
There have been gloves and shavers for one-off use for a long time. In
future, there will also be disposable endoscopes for minimally invasive
operations on the human body. A new micro- camera is what makes this
possible. It is as large as a grain of salt, supplies razor-sharp
pictures and can be manufactured at very little cost.
Handling Growth to Continue -- JUne 7,2011
Material handling equipment orders grew more than 22% in 2010, and are
forecasted to grow 11-12% in 2011/2012, according to the latest
Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) Forecast from Material
Handling Industry of America (MHIA).
Reasons Not To Ignore Heartburn Symptoms -- May 28, 2011
For most Americans, heartburn is just an occasional problem. Sixty
million people get it at least once a month.
Endoscopy Method Increases Detection of Esophageal Pre-Cancer by Over
40 Percent -- May 22, 2011
Two studies published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences have
demonstrated that an improved method for performing the standard upper
endoscopy examination done on over eight million Americans with
heartburn each year increases the detection of pre-cancerous cells in
the esophagus by over 40 percent.
Proven Ways to Profit From Gastroenterology in 2011 -- May
Here are 10 proven ways to profit from gastroenterology in 2011....
Self-Propelled Endoscope Allows Colon Observation -- May
self-propelling capsule endoscope allows the observation of the colon
from the anus and may be an effective alternative approach for
colonoscopy in the future, according to research presented at Digestive
Disease Week 2011, held from May 7 to 10 in Chicago.
NATIONAL ERGONOMICS CONFERENCE AND EXPO (ERGOEXPO) ANNOUNCES HP, CDC,
VPPPA LEADERS TO KEYNOTE May 8th,2011
Momentum is building for the 17th Annual National Ergonomics Conference
and Exposition (ErgoExpo), the largest ergonomics event in the nation,
held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, November 29 – December 2, 2011.
FDA Guidance Aims to Reduce Infections From Endoscopes May 2,
The FDA has released a draft guidance on properly cleaning and labeling
reprocessed endoscopes to reduce the number of infections.
are less likely than boys to be placed on kidney transplant wait list,
study finds --April 21,2011
A large study of children awaiting transplantation conducted by
researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine has found that girls are
significantly less likely than boys to be placed on the waiting list to
receive a new kidney.
Best Practices for GI/Endoscopy Infection Control-- April
Here are four best practices for maintaining good infection control at
GI/Endoscopy-driven surgery centers.
the effectiveness of Interactive Voice Response -- April 18,
More and more businesses are seeing the benefits of an Interactive
Voice Response (IVR) system, and the advantages are proving fruitful
especially for workplaces such as hospitals.
Report: Benzocaine Sprays Associated With Methemoglobinemia
-- April 8,2011
Methemoglobinemia may be associated with benzocaine sprays, according
to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report.
Hydration System Cuts Contrast Nephropathy --April 7,2011
NEW ORLEANS -- A perioperative hydration management system reduces
contrast-induced nephropathy during image-guided cardiology procedures
in high-risk patients, researchers found
Perioscopy and ultrasonic efficiency -- April 4, 2011
Why is it that medicine has embraced endoscopy and dentistry lags
behind, especially when we now have the ability to scope into deep
pockets? John Y. Kwan, DDS, president and CEO of Perioscopy Inc., is a
champion of this voyage to find a minimally invasive way to visualize
the subgingival pocket environment.
Stanford Releases New Risk Management Methodology -- March
Stanford Hospital & Clinics has released a new risk management
methodology called value-driven enterprise risk management, according
to a release from Stanford
stretching for the workplace-- March 21,2011
How many of you would like to reduce your daily stress level and muscle
tension, while at the same time increasing your energy level? Would you
like to have less muscle pain and joint stiffness as you age?
Screenings can be Lifesavers -- March 20,2011
While colon cancer still claims nearly 50,000 lives each year in the
United States, more patients than ever before are surviving the
disease. One of the main reasons for that progress is that more and
more individuals are undergoing the appropriate screenings.
develops medical technology to detect and treat disease --
professor of electrical and computer engineering, Victor Yang envisions
technological leaps in multiple medical specialties through his
collaboration with researchers at Toronto hospitals. Credit: James
Key Legal Issues Facing Endoscopy Centers--March 11,2011
Between healthcare reform, increased enforcement under the
Anti-Kickback Statute, less patience on the part of physician leaders
for underperforming ambulatory surgery centers, reduced reimbursement
from Medicare, increased interest in pathology and anesthesiology
relationships, and increased pressure from payors on out-of-network
arrangements, it is a very interesting time to write about the legal
issues facing endoscopy centers.
May Lead to Disposable Endoscopes--March 11,2011
The development of new microcameras may lead to disposable endoscopes,
according to a news release from Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability
and Microintegration (IZM) in Berlin, Germany, which has developed the
devices with Awaiba GmbH.
designers should pay more attention to ergonomic issues
Far from being unimportant compared with a product or machine's
function, good ergonomics can deliver a number of business benefits.
Jon Severn discussed the need for good ergonomics with Gary Davis, a
qualified ergonomist and industrial designer, a fellow of the
Ergonomics Society, a Registered European Ergonomist, and founder of
Davis Associates in 1986.
faces acute shortage of dialysis units
New Delhi, March 4, (IANS): India gets 1.5 lakh (150,000) patients with
kidney failures every year and a majority of them die within five years
due to the acute shortage of dialysis units in the country, an expert
marches on while lists grow
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