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ramachandrudu mangali

The power of oxygen

Recently, a variety of new initiatives were formed concerning the use of hyperbaric oxygen chambers to combat persistent non-healing wounds. Practical Patient Care looks at several studies on the uses of innovative therapy, exploring the ways in which it can be an effective aid to wound healing, and the possible future of the process.

Small but mighty

US health systems are building small, full-service hospitals to target gaps in the market – but they also provide patients with a low-stress hospital experience. Eleanor Wilson discusses the business case for micro-hospitals, and what they can do for patient care, with Dr James Nichols, medical director at Baylor Emergency Medical Center in Aubrey, Texas.

The future of operating room organisation

A new app-based system for organising operating room (OR) resources is leading to significant improvements in OR block management at UCHealth’s University of Colorado Hospital. Steve Hess, chief information officer for UCHealth, tells Lynette Eyb how the smartphone technology is leading to more efficient use of ORs for surgeons, OR staff and patients.

Good things come in small packages

Cancer patients are now benefitting from super-microsurgery that can help to prevent lymphoedema. Those who suffer from fluid retention and other post-surgical complications are also being aided by this innovative surgery. Sophie Peacock speaks to Dr Wei Chen from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) division of plastic and reconstructive surgery, who has invented a new ‘octopus’ super-microsurgery technique, about what this research could mean for patient wound care.