News tagged with residents

Hospital patients suffer in shift shuffle

Patient handovers have increased significantly as a result of the restrictions on the number of hours residents are allowed to work. Multiple shift changes, and resulting consecutive sign-outs, during patient handovers are ...

Oct 20, 2011
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Shanghai finds another 800 dead pigs in river

Shanghai fished another 809 dead pigs out of its main waterway on Friday, bringing the total carcasses found this week to 8,300 in a scandal that has spotlighted China's troubles with food safety.

Mar 15, 2013
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Simulators like a 3-D video game for surgeons

Simulators aren't just for pilots anymore. In complex cases ranging from enlarged prostates to brain tumors, physicians at the University of Minnesota are using virtual-reality simulators more and more to perfect their surgical ...

Dec 17, 2013
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Canada's Winnipeg still under boil-water advisory

Residents of Canada's sixth-largest city were advised to keep boiling tap water before using it late Wednesday, even though latest tests showed no traces of harmful bacteria, officials said.

Jan 29, 2015
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Sleep deprivation in doctors

Sleep deprivation is an issue that affects practising physicians and not only medical residents, and we need to establish standards for maximum work and minimum uninterrupted sleep to ensure patient safety, states an editorial ...

May 24, 2011
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