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THU, SEP 22, 2016

Need for More Perioperative Data. We Agree.

Data, it’s getting bigger and bigger and driving businesses and service providers in every vertical. When done right, the collection, analysis and use of information generates efficiencies, lowers costs, improves performance and service delivery, and results in happy clients and customers. In healthcare, it can also result in healthier populations... Read More

THU, AUG 4, 2016

Digital Sedation: Relaxing Patients Using VR

Now, when most people here the words virtual reality, they think about the latest video game. Whether it’s a mythical world you’re walking through or stepping into a digital sports car that travels at ludicrous speed, the last association you’re likely to make is that it is a step forward... Read More

WED, JUL 30, 2014

Store Dantrolene and Save Lives

Experts from the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) are encouraging anesthesia practices to store dantrolene, a muscle relaxant used to treat malignant hyperthermia, a rare disorder most commonly caused by anesthesia. Researchers used a decision tree model to assess the effectiveness of storing dantrolene, while weighing variables... Read More

FRI, JAN 24, 2014

ASA Releases Recommendations for Commercial Use of Sedasys

As a follow-up to our previous blog post, “2014: The Year of the Robot Anesthesiologist,” it is only fitting that we discuss the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) guidelines and recommendations that it released Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2014) for Johnson and Johnson’s computer-assisted personalized-sedation (CAPS) system, Sedasys. Beginning this year, Sedasys... Read More

WED, NOV 27, 2013

Somnia Chief Discusses Critical Steps in CLABSI Prevention in Recent AORN Publication

Dr. Robert Karpinos, Chief of Anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY, and a member of the Somnia Anesthesia family, collaborated with the Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN) in the latest edition of the “Periop Insider”, AORNs weekly publication. The article, “Preventing CLABSIs: 6 Critical Steps” thoroughly covered... Read More