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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Save a Life is a finalist in the Chicago Open Innovation Challenge, in which several people with innovative ideas are competing for $25,000 in grant funding.  


Save a Life helps instructors verify CPR competency through Google Glass that guides and tracks proper technique based on visual and auditory prompts. The education tool also has a built-in tool that assists with calling for help, and provides objective metrics on compression rate, rhythm, and depth. The program works by accessing the wearable sensors (gyroscope/accelerometer) in Google Glass to help students achieve metrics through audio and visual feedback in real time.


For a step-by-step explanation on how Save a Life works or to back the project, visit


Friday, April 04, 2014

Every minute matters in the ED, and getting the right people talking quickly is key. Avenir International has released version 3.0 of its ConnectPath automated communication solution. ConnectPath can reach specialists and assemble teams with the touch of a button.

It is integrated with existing directories and an up-to-date schedule, meaning ConnectPath can direct-connect the ED with any specialist’s phone or pager or send text messages automatically. Physicians choose their preferred device, and ConnectPath does the rest. Its analytics engine captures compliance data, enables event analysis, and provides valuable insights into opportunities for improvement, increasing accountability.

Details about ConnectPath’s web-based solution, pay-for-value pricing, and money-back guarantee are available at

Friday, April 04, 2014

PediDose has introduced weight-based dosers for dispensing children's acetaminophen and ibuprofen elixirs. Dosing pediatric elixirs by age or weight range often leads to underdosing and sometimes overdosing. These dosers deliver the proper weight-based volume of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen elixirs with no calculations, no age- or weight-dosing, less dosing error risk, easy measurement, fast administration, and less mess.

Contact Sam Slishman, MD, at (505)220-1014 or visit for more information.


Monday, January 20, 2014
White Plains Hospital has implemented a personalized multimedia system called Good to Go, which was designed by ExperiaHealth to assist patients after their discharge and cut down on readmissions. The system records discharge instructions on an iPad as the nurse gives them to the patient. Included are a description of the medical condition, a summary of the patient’s medical history, and the regimen the patient needs to follow at home.

Hospitals using Good to Go have experienced a 15 percent reduction in readmissions and a 63 percent improvement in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores for questions related to discharge communication, according to data collected by ExperiaHealth. Additional details are available at

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
There is no scarier emergency than watching blood flow from a wound uncontrollably. Direct pressure and elevation of the wound can't be replaced, but you can now help stop the bleeding three times as fast by using QuickClot by Adventure Medical Kits.
The active ingredient in QuickClot is a mineral called zeolite, a substance with an extremely high surface area that promotes coagulation through an exothermic reaction. The process draws out the liquid parts of the blood leaving behind a higher concentration of platelets, hence clotting occurs and bleeding stops.
Updated from a formula previously used by the U.S. military, QuickClot Sport does not cause any harmful side effects or burns. For more information, visit