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New simulator aims to educate clinicians on pterygopalatine fossa block New simulator aims to educate clinicians on pterygopalatine fossa block

Aug 24th, 2020

The pterygopalatine fossa block simulator, built over the past year with a grant from the I. Heermann Anesthesia Foundation (IHAF), is now ready for validation with trainees. Ultimately, it could be used to train providers in several UF Health locations on as many as eight other head and neck blocks.

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.


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