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5 Ways Preventive Maintenance Impacts Patient Care

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Aug 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Adopting a structured preventative maintenance program is important to any healthcare facility. Here are some of the reasons why:

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance

Gentherm Appoints James Paloyan as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Its Medical Business

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jul 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

NORTHVILLE, Mich., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gentherm (NASDAQ:THRM), the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, today announced that James Paloyan has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its medical business.

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Protecting Your OR Patients with a FilteredFlo® WarmAir® System

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jul 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Quite commonly, when patients are in the OR for longer than an hour, some form of whole body warming may need to be used to maintain normothermia.

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Topics: Normothermia

How to Treat Hypoxic Neonates When You Don't Have a NICU

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jun 27, 2018 3:00:00 PM

As we continued our podcast interview with Jennifer Norgaard RN, a NICU clinical nurse specialist at a level IV NICU in California, she was informing us that the therapeutic hypothermia process for neonates is similar to that of adults following cardiac arrest when the question arose, "What can you do if your facility does not have a Level 3 or 4 NICU?"

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Topics: NICU

Protecting Your Patient from Hypothermia and Pressure Sores in the OR

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jun 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Protecting patients in the Operating Room (OR) is a priority for any medical professional. Every task done is designed to help or reduce risks. Sanitation and sterilization help or reduces germs. Anesthesia helps or reduces pain and movement. High-tech procedures help eliminate organ damage and scarring, but what additional injury might happen during the procedure?

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Topics: Normothermia

Developing a Standard of Care Protocol for Treating HIE in the Neonatal ICU

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jun 11, 2018 3:00:00 PM

During our podcast interview with Jennifer Norgaard RN, a NICU clinical nurse specialist at a level IV NICU in California, we learned about the process of setting up protocols to treat infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Norgaard explained that some centers see only a few of these babies each year while others see many more. In either case, HIE is not one of the more common diagnoses seen in the NICU.
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Topics: NICU

TTM Guidance for Critical Care: Part 2 of 2

By CSZ Medical On May 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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TTM After Stroke, Intra-Cerebral Hemorrhage, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

The panel found very little evidence to support the use of TTM in the hypothermic range in these clinical settings. Their recommendations for this group were all in the expert opinion category.

Because fever is a common complication in these situations and associated with poorer outcomes, the panel recommended using TTM for normothermia in severe ischemic stroke.

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Topics: Hyper-Hypothermia, therapeutic hypothermia

TTM Guidance for Critical Care: Part 1 of 2

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On May 29, 2018 1:00:00 PM

New Recommendations for Use of Targeted Temperature Management in Critical Care Settings

For intensivists seeking guidance, a recent report in the Annals of Intensive Care gives detailed recommendations on the use of targeted temperature management (TTM) for critically ill patients. The report, co-authored by several groups of French physicians, examines the evidence of TTM in a variety of clinical situations, provides 30 specific recommendations, and rates the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation. The result is a thorough yet practical set of guidelines for front-line practitioners.

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Topics: Hyper-Hypothermia, therapeutic hypothermia

A Letter to Critical Care Nurses at the 2018 AACN NTI and Expo

By Dr. Ruben J. Rucoba On May 10, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Dear High-Acuity and Critical Care Nurses,

Thank you for saving my life.

I’m not exaggerating--you saved my life, and for that, I’m eternally grateful.

In April 2016, I had a heart attack. I was perfectly alert in the ER, but on the table in the cardiac cath lab, I went into a bad rhythm, then into cardiogenic shock. After that, I went into liver failure and kidney failure. Some heroic efforts were needed to save me, including a few days on an Impella pump. The medical team called in my family to “say goodbye,” but I fooled them and recovered. I spent 10 days in the cardiac care unit, 7 of them under such heavy sedation that I don’t remember anything from that week. Within a few months, I was back to work full time, resumed all my usual activities, and I thank God for each day I’m alive.

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CSZ, A Gentherm Company Exhibits at the NTI May 2018

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On May 2, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Education, Excellence, and Inspiration through the NTI Conference connections.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will be conducting their 2018 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts from May 20th to the 24th.

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*This article is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for the medical judgment of a physician in evaluating patients. For more information, please review the information sources referenced in this article. For more information on CSZ, please visit our website or call us at 1-800-989-7373.