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Two dead, three injured in explosion at Connecticut VA hospital
The explosion came from a steam pipe during routine maintenance
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A fighting chance requires taking a stance: NICUs must evolve to meet the needs of the most fragile newborns
Insights from Luke Delaney, general manager for GE Healthcare Maternal Infant Care
Culture, management and the impact on safety
Best practices for overseeing a radiation oncology department
Remnants of COVID-19 virus found in internal CT components
RNA from SARS-CoV-2 turning up in the scanner's inward airflow filter could be a good thing
New study challenges notion that COVID-19 is not deadly to younger people
Among hospitalized young adults, the virus is twice as deadly as heart attacks
STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 million
Expected to expand STERIS disinfection and surgical offerings worldwide
Radiation safety training as risk management
Effective safety training requires not only mastery of the content but mastery of instruction
Supply chain lessons from COVID-19 at 2020 MedTech Conference
What does it take to keep the supply chain unbroken during a public health crisis?
FDA approves ControlRad's radiation reduction tech for OEC 9900 Mobile C-arms
Reduces radiation exposure without compromising image quality
Preplanning for pandemic response
How Northwell Health prepared for the financial challenges of COVID-19
New national action plan aims to reduce medical errors, improve patient safety
A new patient safety effort, developed by 27 federal agencies, safety organizations, and patient and family advocates is now underway
MR safety evolves as hospitals grapple with COVID-19 and new regulations
Ferromagnetic detectors and better protocols are making a different in the MR suite
AI technique helps medical devices avoid abiding by cyberattack commands
Could protect against over-radiation, manipulation of device components, functional manipulation of images
New method may enable splitting ventilators between two patients
Could be used beyond COVID-19 for acute disaster surge capacity or on a battlefield
Changing hospital work practices — alert for construction workers
Infection control practices in the COVID-19 era
Delaying radiation therapy has little effect on survival among prostate cancer patients
Can allow them to stay home and minimize their risk of contracting COVID-19
A dose of prevention for reducing radiation exposure
Tips for safety in the interventional suite
Rural hospitals are buckling under the weight of increasing COVID-19 cases
Preparedness plans and telehealth implementation may be critical to patient care