Sep
3
2014

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit reaches 445 days without a hospital-acquired pressure ulcer

10 West Tower, the epilepsy monitoring unit, recently celebrated 365 days without a hospital acquired pressure ulcer and kept achieving their goals making it now to 445 days without one. It was a team effort which helped improve patient care and outcomes for those who are receiving EEG or electroencephalography monitoring. Top six ways EMU Read More…

Sep
3
2014

Pilot program enhances early diagnosis and treatment of maternal depression

Hormonal changes during and after pregnancy may trigger depression in some women. In fact, between 10 and 15 percent of pregnant women and new mothers may experience some symptoms of depression. But their condition can be far more than simply feeling “blue” or “down.” For many, it can have a debilitating effect on their health, Read More…

Sep
3
2014

Bump Watch: Family-centered NICU care in the Greater Houston area

By Dr. Charles Hankins As a Texas Children’s neonatologist, I have treated many premature and critically-ill infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). When babies are born prematurely, their lungs and other organs are still developing. They are entering the most critical stage of their young lives. Their parents entrust their newborns to us Read More…

Sep
3
2014

Annual Required Training 2014 is live

The 2014 Annual Required Training (ART) course will be live in Decision Critical from Tuesday, September 2, to Tuesday, September 30. All employees, contractors, volunteers, etc. will have until September 30, or earlier at the discretion of their leader, to complete the course to satisfy ART requirements. The completion goal is 100 percent across the Read More…