Pediatrics

3-D printed baby dummy for better resuscitation training

TU/e researcher Mark Thielen (Industrial Design) developed a 3-D printed baby dummy, based on an MRI scan of a real newborn baby, which could improve the training of the reanimation procedure.

Pediatrics

Blindfolding leader improves pediatric resuscitation training

(HealthDay)—Team leaders who wear a blindfold during pediatric resuscitation simulation-based training show improved leadership skills compared with standard training teams, according to a study recently published in Frontiers ...

Pediatrics

Blindfolded training could help doctors save young lives

In a simulation training study, pediatric team leaders who wore a blindfold improved their leadership skills ratings by 11% over the course of 3 resuscitation scenarios, versus 5% for non-blindfolded leaders. Published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CPR can save lives in dialysis clinics, but it's underused

New research indicates that when kidney failure patients experience cardiac arrest at outpatient dialysis facilities, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives, but it is not always performed by dialysis staff. The ...

Health

Dying elderly need comforting, not rescuing, according to study

UNSW medical researchers are calling for restraint on the use of aggressive life-saving treatments for frail elderly patients at the end of their lives, saying the focus should instead be placed on making patients' last days ...

Health

DNR orders linked to increased mortality in older adults

(HealthDay)—For hospitalized older patients, the presence of a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order is associated with poor short-term clinical outcomes, including mortality, according to a study recently published in the Journal ...

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