MedStaff Update: July 2017
Stop the Bleed: Stanford Trauma Trains New Generation of First Responders
As part of a new public health campaign called Stop the Bleed, members of Stanford’s Trauma Service are teaching first responders how to control life-threatening bleeding to save lives. Their first students were actual students, a group of teens at Sequoia High School in Redwood City.
Advances in Motion Management and Image Guidance Improve Radiation Therapy
Historically, radiation oncologists were limited in the amount of radiation they could deliver because of collateral damage to surrounding tissue. But advanced image guidance and motion management systems developed at Stanford, coupled with state-of-the-art equipment that precisely sculpts radiation beams, has made radiation therapy more effective against a growing number of cancers.
Molecular imaging brings precision surgery to the OR
For centuries, surgeons have relied on the human eye to detect and remove cancerous cells, which means, some cancer can be missed and healthy tissue is often taken to be safe. But today, molecular agents that light up cancer cells in the OR are improving surgeons’ ability to find and remove cancer, and avoid healthy tissue and organs.
Patient Safety: Lessons Learned
Identifying vulnerable patients upon admission is essential to protecting their health and well being while under the care of Stanford Hospital. This article outlines the Joint Commission recommendations for reducing the risk of an inpatient suicide.
A Message from Chief Nursing Officer Dale Beatty, DNP, RN
It is both and honor and a privilege that I join Stanford Health Care (SHC) as Chief Nursing Officer. I would like to share a high-level overview of my academic and professional background with you.