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COVID-19 highlights need for blood donations COVID-19 highlights need for blood donations

Mar 20th, 2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to escalate, experts are warning of a dire shortage of blood as donors stay home and blood drives across the country are canceled. People should continue to donate blood while taking appropriate precautions and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about social distancing and hand…

Initiatives seek to mitigate pharmaceutical waste Initiatives seek to mitigate pharmaceutical waste

Mar 18th, 2020

A multipronged approach targeting pharmaceutical waste generated during anesthesia care has seen success by improving the efficiency of medication delivery and implementing new strategies for safely disposing of controlled substances.   The Department of Anesthesiology is seeking to reduce waste from upstream to downstream, said Lauren Berkow, MD, FASA, Professor of Neuroanesthesiology and Director of Anesthesia Equipment and Supplies.  For upstream waste, efforts…

Patient blood management initiative significantly reduces transfusions and hospital stays for cranial vault surgery Patient blood management initiative significantly reduces transfusions and hospital stays for cranial vault surgery

Mar 10th, 2020

A patient blood management initiative significantly reduces transfusions and hospital stays for cranial vault surgery resulting in costs savings and additional revenue for UF Health.

North Tower renovations progress with opening of first four operating rooms North Tower renovations progress with opening of first four operating rooms

Jan 15th, 2020

After about nine months of extensive renovations that continued into last-minute finishing touches over the weekend, four completely upgraded and expanded North Tower operating rooms equipped with cutting-edge technology opened on Jan. 13. The four rooms are the first phase of a massive makeover to the North Tower, which will result in full renovations for…


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