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FAHC, CVMC use roving telemedicine unit

first_imgCentral Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) and Fletcher Allen Health Care, now affiliated as Fletcher Allen Partners (FAP), recently made a significant step in sharing resources while improving patient care without the need for transporting the patient to Burlington.  Intensivists, Dr. Gil Allen and Dr. Ryan Clouser, located at Fletcher Allen in Burlington, were able to consult with Dr. Craig from The Health Center in Plainfield while he was at the bedside of a patient in CVMC’s intensive care unit by means of a roving telemedicine unit.  Intensivists are physicians with specialized training in critical-care medicine who care for patients in intensive care units.Via telemedicine, CVMC physician Dr. Philip Brown (foreground), talks with colleagues at Fletcher Allen in Burlington (from left) Ryan Clouser, M.D., intensivist, Allen Mead (dark suit) faculty practice director, Steve Leffler, M.D., chief medical officer, Anne Dixon, MD division chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Gilman Allen, MD intensivist. The roving unit is basically a computer monitor mounted on a cart with a camera on top that can transmit images and sound securely from one hospital to another.  The camera at CVMC is remotely controlled from Fletcher Allen and can pan the area and focus in on the patient or the physician. According to Dr. Phil Brown, CVMC vice president of medical affairs, the roving unit is easily moved and ‘we expect to use it in the ICU and the Emergency Department to help [Fletcher Allen physicians] evaluate patients [at CVMC].’Dr. Craig was able to present the case of a patient with multiple medical problems, providing background, current test results and the current status of the patient. The intensivists, in turn, asked questions and recommended next steps. The patient enthusiastically participated in the interview with Fletcher Allen intensivists and Dr. Craig. CVMC hospitalists and ICU nursing staff were also present. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in caring for hospitalized patients, particularly those with complicated illnesses, on a daily basis. Dr. Sarah Swift, medical director of CVMC’s hospitalists, said ‘I am excited about this new capability. It gives our hospitalists the capability to communicate more directly with Fletcher Allen’s intensivists to consult on our more difficult cases. This will enable us to provide more care locally rather than transfer the patient.’ In the fall of 2011, CVMC entered into a formal affiliation agreement with Fletcher Allen to help develop a coordinated health system in Vermont that will build on our joint efforts to deliver high-quality care to Vermonters as efficiently as possible.  This agreement closely aligns the two organizations with state and federal health care reform agendas that promote enhanced integration.Implementing the roving telemedicine unit is part of an ICU improvement initiative, which is one of two quality improvement initiatives chosen by the FAP Quality Council for the upcoming year.CVMC 12.9.2011last_img read more

UC Irvine next up for undefeated USC

first_imgThe No. 7 USC women’s volleyball team (10-0) looks to complete a perfect nonconference season tonight as it heads to Irvine, Calif., to face off against UC Irvine at 7 p.m.Unbreakable · Junior setter Kendall Bateman and freshman middle blocker Alexis Olgard have been key to the Women of Troy’s success. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Despite having just completed the Fresno State Invitational last weekend — where the Women of Troy swept Fresno State, Cal State Bakersfield and Sacramento State — USC coach Mick Haley does not seem worried about his team playing on such short rest. Part of this confidence stems from the fact that many of his players were rotated into this weekend’s matches, and his team is not suffering from many injuries.“We need to go win down at Irvine on Tuesday night, and then we’ll open the conference Friday night at Galen Center with the Bruins,” Haley said. “I think we’ve got time to get ready for all of that.”Prior to this weekend’s games, Haley was asked how he felt about his team having to play four games in just five days. Although he did express some concern, he justified the hectic schedule, saying he recognized how deep his team is and wanted to challenge his players while also giving more of them the opportunity to get into some games.Freshman outside hitter Falyn Fonoimoana said she did not believe the team would be fatigued when it came time to face the Anteaters Tuesday.“We’ll be ready for Irvine because we take each opponent as a respectable team and I think we’re gonna be ready to take another step further to get us to conference,” Fonoimoana said.Throughout the season, Haley has stressed defense as the area the team needs to work on in practice. Although Fonoimoana recognizes this as well, she also said the Women of Troy need to focus on fundamentals in order to prepare for Tuesday’s game.“I think you can never be too good at the little things right now, and I think that’s a good motto for us right now,” Fonoimoana said.Fonoimoana is one of the players to watch in Tuesday’s match. The freshman recorded 32 kills over the span of three games last weekend. Saturday night against Sacramento State, she earned her first collegiate double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs.Other players to keep an eye on include junior setter Kendall Bateman, who had 102 assists in the Fresno State Invitational, including 39 against Sacramento State. Freshman middle blocker Alexis Olgard recorded eight kills of her own that game. Olgard and Fonoimoana are just two of six freshmen currently playing on Haley’s roster.UC Irvine is coming off a loss Saturday to UCLA at home. The team has also lost to Hawai’i this season, a team USC defeated in one of its first matches of the season. UC Irvine currently sits with a record of 4-7, while the Women of Troy have swept their last four opponents and eight out of 10 so far this season.last_img read more

Young woman hospitalised after falling from Bundoran cliffs

first_imgA major emergency rescue operation was launched on Saturday night after a young woman fell from a cliff at Tullan Strand in Bundoran.The woman sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries after falling from the high Rougey cliffs and landing on the shore below. The alert was raised shortly after 3am in the early hours of Sunday morning.The incident occurred near the campsites of Sea Sessions music festival, which was taking place over the weekend in Bundoran. A large number of emergency workers and volunteers rushed to the scene, including the Bundoran RNLI, Garda Siochana, Bundoran Fire Service, the National Ambulance Service, and Red Cross and Medilink.The casualty was attended to by paramedics and stretchered off the beach on a Red Cross buggy. An ambulance was waiting at the top of the slope to bring the woman to hospital.Rougey Walk, overlooking Tullan Strand BundoranAn RNLI lifeboat has been dispatched to the scene at 3.19am and arrived at the foot of the cliffs in minutes. As the young woman had hit the shore, the boat was not needed, but a senior advanced paramedic who was part of the lifeboat crew came ashore with assistance.Speaking following the callout, RNLI volunteer helm James Cassidy said “I would like to commend the team work from all agencies in what was a particularly difficult location for the casualty. By working together we ensured her comfort and as quick a journey to hospital as possible. We wish her a speedy recovery.” Young woman hospitalised after falling from Bundoran cliffs was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranRNLIlast_img read more

Mzansi Soul Awards

first_imgThe many visitors to South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World CupTM enjoyed our breathtaking sunsets, warm beaches, mountains, Karoo landscapes, bushveld, and wild seas, but they also saw a nation who’s potential is just being realised and people whose soul is built on an unyielding spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.Says Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa “We surprised the rest of the world with delivering one of the most successful soccer World Cup’s ever seen. The Mzansi awards recognise and celebrate those unique and innovative individuals who helped ensure that the 2010 FIFA World CupTM was an outstanding success, but also highlight positive role models that encourage pride and patriotism in our country.Voting to find the winner of the Mzansi Soul awards started on 15 September and ran until 4 October 2010.  It provided South Africans with an opportunity to nominate individuals whom they felt their soulful contributions made the World Cup a legacy we can be proud of.The Five Top Nominees are:John Robie                –          702 Talk Radio Show Host.Caster Semenya      –          World Class AthleteWyclef Christensen  –           A 7-year old boy who’s father passed away from a terminal illness but with tremendous courage managed rise above it.Lisa Steingold           –           Assisted her domestic worker to start a sewing business.Angela Larkan          –           Founded Thanda After School.  Thanda uses already existing resources to provide daily support to vulnerable children after school, enabling them to stay in their community while being educated and learning life skills. After the votes were closed, Angela Larkan of Thanda After School received 80% of the votes and was nominated winner of the Mzansi soul awards.The award was handed to a delighted Ms Larkan by Miller Matola, at the recently built Fire and Ice Hotel, Melrose Arch.Said  Matola “The Mzansi Soul awards aimed to unearth the stories of true South Africans, and all our nominees truly reflected the values of Ubuntu that have contributed towards enhancing the pride and patriotism of South Africans.We congratulate Ms Larkan, a worthy winner of the Mzansi Soul Awards.”“We stood together as a nation in support of our team and our country. We learnt a valuable lesson, that together we can do anything we put our souls into. We put our souls into delivering a most memorable World Cup. Let us continue with the same spirit to build a nation that we can all be proud of,” concluded Matola.Download the programme [PDF, 153kb] About the International Marketing Council of South Africa (Brand South Africa)The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. These did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective. This led to the creation of the IMC, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign.  There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.last_img read more

Banyana unlucky in loss to Ireland

first_img11 March 2013Luck was not on Banyana Banyana’s side as the South Africa’s women’s football team slipped to a 1-0 loss to the Republic of Ireland in a Cyprus Women’s Cup match played in windy conditions at Paralimni Stadium on Friday.A lapse of concentration early in the second half allowed Ireland to score through Aine O’Gorman, who struck with a half-volley from inside the penalty area.Banyana dominated the contest in the first half, struck the crossbar three times in the second half, but failed to find a goal against the Irish, who had thumped Northern Ireland in their first match by five goals to one.Close callsPlaying with the the wind in the first half, Ireland put Banyana on the back foot, but coach Joseph Mkhonza’s charges weathered the pressure, although there were one or two close calls. One those occurred when Grace Murray watched in agony as her in-swinging corner kick from the left struck the crossbar and was cleared to safety by Janine van Wyk, who was outstanding in defence.Refiloe Jane and Amanda Dlamini produced a far better display in the middle of the park to stifle the Irish, but Banyana’s attack looked somewhat jaded. Jane, in particular, played superbly as a protective shield for the back four.Midway through the first half, she sent Jermaine Seoposenwe through on goal with a defence-splitting pass, but Seoposenwe’s shot was saved by Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne.Narrow missesSubstitute Noko Matlou and fellow striker Nomathemba Ntsibande, came close to scoring on three occasions in the second half: Matlou had a header agonizingly shave the upright. Moments later, Ntsibande struck an upright with a fierce low shot, while goalkeeper Byrne pulled off a good, low save from Matlou towards the end of the match.Winger Mary Ntsweng was Banyana’s best player on the day. She came close to scoring and thought she had found the back of the net with a long range effort, but was left to watch in disbelief as her shot cannoned off the crossbar following sustained pressure by Banyana.After the game, she said: “As a collective, we have done well in creating chances. What we need only is to improve our communication and be fully alert when in the final third.‘Standard is higher’Ntsweng added: “The standard is higher in the tournament this year, teams have regrouped after last year’s outing and strengthened their weak departments.”Despite conceding early on in the second half, South African goalkeeper Andile Dlamini performed well on the few occasions she faced challenging situations and showed a huge improvement from her nervous first outing on Wednesday.Banyana, runners-up in the 2012 African Women’s Championship, will next face Northern Ireland in their final Group C match on Monday. They beat the same opponents 2-0 in last year’s Cyprus Women’s Cup.In Group C’s other game on Monday, the Korea Republic, who beat Northern Ireland 3-0 on Friday, will play against the Republic of Ireland.RESULTSItaly 2-0 New ZealandScotland 4-4 EnglandSwitzerland 1-1 NetherlandsFinland 1-2 CanadaRepublic of Ireland 1-0 South AfricaSouth Korea 3-0 Northern IrelandSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Play Your Part TV looks at keeping SA healthy and happy

first_imgFor 25 years the Reach For A Dream Foundation, has brought hope, joy and healing to countless South African children (Image: Reach for a Dream Facebook page)This Sunday’s episode of the Play Your Part TV series features ordinary South Afrians who are inspiring others by Playing their Part in ensuring the health and well-being of our country. They include Ridwaan Mia and David Grier, the Reach for a Dream Foundation, Professor Ken Boffard, Emily Mabasa and David Ross.Dr Mia has been part of Ride for Smiles, where he took part in the 94.7 Cycle Challenge to raise funds as well as awareness for the Smile Foundation, a South African NGO that assists children with any type of facial abnormality, to receive free corrective Plastic and Reconstructive surgery within South Africa. Based at seven academic hospitals across the country, they help children who suffer from treatable facial deformities such as Cleft Lip and Palate, burn victims, Moebius syndrome (facial paralysis) and other conditions.“Our Chief Patron Nelson Mandela’s wish is for us to assist as many children around South Africa as possible,” the foundation says.David Grier established the Cipla Miles for Smiles Foundation to raise funds through adventure racing for Operation Smile South Africa, who perform corrective surgery on children born with cleft lips and palates. To date David has run The Great wall of China – 4 200km in 93 days, Run the entire coastline of South Africa – 3 300 km in 80 days, paddled from Africa to Madagascar – 500km in 12 days, run the Island of Madagascar South to north – 2 700km in 67 days, and run the entire length of India 4 008 km in 93 days.The inspiration to start the Reach For A Dream Foundation came from an article on the Make-A-Wish Foundation, based in America. Owen Parnell, past Randburg Rotary Club President, was struck by the opportunity to establish a similar venture in South Africa. Officially named the Reach For A Dream Foundation in 1991, the organisation defined its core purpose as “fulfilling the dreams of children of any race, colour and creed between the ages of 3 and 18 faced with a life-threatening illness.”For 25 years the Reach For A Dream Foundation, has brought hope, joy and healing to countless South African children. These children between the ages of 3 and 18 years have used their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and leukaemia, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, renal failure and various blood disorders.South African X-ray system manufacturer Lodox Systems is making its mark on the international medical scene with a low radiation dose X-ray system that takes a full-body scan in just 13 seconds.Lodox’s critical imaging technology was first developed for use in South Africa’s diamond mines to prevent smuggling in the 1980s and ’90s. The requirements for a machine of this calibre were the ability to scan the whole body, a resolution good enough to detect at least one carat or a fifth of a gram of diamonds, a speed quick enough to process large numbers of people – and the lowest possible X-ray dose for safety.A team of engineers from mining company De Beers’ research laboratories developed the scanner and, when they realised the instrument’s potential, established Lodox Systems to adapt and develop the technology for medical use. “After some experience it was found that the Lodox full-body X-ray scanner was also ideal for use by forensic pathologists, as it assisted them in getting an accurate full body overview of injuries and foreign bodies quickly,” the company says.Emily Mabasa describes herself as “physically challenged, not disabled”. She has overcome the difficulties that she has to face on a daily basis and has involved herself in numerous charity organisations. “I don’t like the word disabled, because I looked it up in the dictionary and disabled means that you cannot do anything. But I can do anything I set my mind on; as long as I am determined. I might be physically challenged, but god has given e a strong mind that I can use to be creative and in my creative way I can help others,” she says.She has gained recognition for her work, having won Bronze, Silver and Gold at the President’s Award for Youth Empowerment, which helps young South Africans realise their potential through developing their self-esteem, to become active citizens involved in improving their communities.last_img read more

South Africa’s sports awards nominees are announced

first_img9 November 2015The nominees for the 10th annual Sports Awards have been announced by the Department of Sport and Recreation.“This is a significant milestone and we’re celebrating the best sporting moments of the past 10 years, best moments of the Sport Awards and the best sport people that this country has produced,” said Minister Fikile Mbalula.“The Sport Awards gives us all an opportunity to pay tribute to those who excel both on and off the field,” he said. “We’re always inspired by our athletes as they continue to push boundaries and reach new heights of excellence.”The nomineesSportswoman of the Year:Ashleigh Moolman-PasioShabnim IsmailBridgitte HartleySportsman of the Year:Greg MinnaarChad le ClosWayde van NiekerkPeople’s Choice of the Year:AB de VilliersAshleigh Moolman-PasioChad le ClosLucas SitholeWayde van NiekerkNational Federation of the Year:Roller SportCyclingBasketballSports Administrator of the Year:Virginia MabasoKaren LoschTim CornishSchool Team of the Year:Oakdale Agricultural High SchoolSt Johns College – Junior Men’s PairHoerskool WaterkloofDeveloping School Team of the Year:Iqhayiya Secondary SchoolMontshiwa Primary SchooLphayizani Indoor Rowing ClubIndigenous Games Team of the Year:Limpopo Drie Stokkies Men’s TeamWestern Cape Iintonga TeamKZN Dibeke TeamRecreational Body of the Year:Isiqalo – Waves 4 ChangeDiepsloot Mountain Bike AcademyPhayizani Indoor Rowing ClubPhotographer of the Year:Gavin BarkerVeli NhlapoMotshwari MofokengSports Journalist of the Year:Bareng-Batho KortjaasDaniel MothowagaeMbali MokokoNewcomer of the Year:Nokwanda HlongwaneJayde Andrew JuliusKagiso RabadaTeam of the Year:Proteas Test Team – cricketLightweight Women’s 2x – rowingSpringbok Sevens – rugbySportswoman of the Year with a Disability:Kgothatso MontjaneIlse HayesPeggy de VilliersSportsman of the Year with a Disability:Lucas SitholeErnst van DykPieter du PreezCoach of the Year:Holger LoschGeoffrey ToyanaGraham HillRoger BarrowVolunteer of the Year:Zelda HansenNkosinathi NgubaneJeremy CampbellThis year’s awards theme is “IzinjaZeGame . The Best for 2015”.“The majority of South Africans can identify with this colloquial phrase which, loosely translated, means that you are the top dog, the best at what you do,” the minister explained. “Our nominees are the best.”Honored to be a nominee for Sportsman of the year. Thanks Razzmatazz for putting on a great show @MbalulaFikile pic.twitter.com/4DUzbgIIVm— Greg Minnaar (@GregMinnaar) November 3, 2015Huge privilege & honour nominated for Sports Woman of the Year & People’s Choice @SASportsAwards 2015! Thanks for the support SA! #proudlySA— Ashleigh Moolman (@ashleighcycling) November 3, 2015PrizesEach category nominee receives R15 000 cash and the winner in each category receives R130 000.The winners of the Sport Star of the Year and People’s Choice Award each receive a luxury vehicle, R500 000 for themselves and R500 000 to donate to a charity of their choice.The awards ceremony will take place on 22 November 2015 at the Sand du Plessis Theatre in Mangaung, Free State.See the sports awards website for more information.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Shapoorji Pallonji bags major project to clean Ganga

first_imgTo address pollution in the Ganga in Kanpur, the Uttar Pradesh government has awarded a ₹893-crore tender to the Shapoorji Pallonji conglomerate. The funds, to be made available from the ₹20,000 crore National Mission for Clean Ganga, will be largely spent on constructing new sewage treatment plants (STPs), repairing old ones and ensuring that these plants operate at their rated capacity for a minimum of 15 years. In Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur is the biggest contributor to pollution in the Ganga. In 2016, 450 MLD (million litres per day) of sewage was generated in Kanpur of which only 140 was treated. This, despite there already being STPs with a capacity of 425 MLD. A poor sewerage network has contributed to this capacity being underutilised and ensuring a cleaner Ganga requires better sewage treatment in the city, according to experts.“This is one of the major projects in the mission,” said Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director, NMCG, “and part of the one city-one operator approach that we have adopted.” Unlike previous efforts to clean the Ganga, the NMCG has opted to farm out building of STPs to private contractors instead of the traditional approach of having State bodies run them. As part of this arrangement, the government will fund 40% of the capital costs in the first two years and the rest over 15 years along with operation and maintenance charges.Kanpur zone tenderThe Kanpur zone tender involves building a 30 MLD STP in Pankha, 15 MLD plant in Unnao and 5 MLD plant in Shuklaganj. Along with being operated and maintained for 15 years, an existing 130 MLD plant in Jajmau would be “rehabilitated” as would a 43 MLD STP at Jajmau, a 210 MLD STP at Bingawan and a 42 MLD STP at Sajri. The SP group would also be required to build a network of drain interceptors, sewage pumping stations (systems that ensure sewage which doesn’t make it to sewer lines is mechanically shunted to STPs) and maintain them for 15 years.last_img read more

Congresswoman Susan Davis introducing bill about military family food insecurity

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Many military families don’t know how they’ll pay for their next meal, especially in a place like San Diego where the cost of living is high.CEO of the San Diego Food Bank, Jim Floros, talks to KUSI about what’s being done to help. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 18, 2019 Congresswoman Susan Davis introducing bill about military family food insecurity KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus renders show what the InfinityO display may look

first_img Now playing: Watch this: See it $899 4:00 $899 Samsung’s S10 reportedly features 5G, huge screen How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It See It The images show the device boasting six cameras total. There are four rear cameras and two cameras on the front. The front cameras are especially interesting because they are placed off-center and show through a cutout in the display. We’ve seen this display before advertised as Samsung’s Infinity-O design, which is rumored to replace the Infinity Display that first appeared on the Galaxy S8.Other rumored specs for the Galaxy S10 Plus include:6.4-inch curved edge AMOLED displayQHD screen resolutionIn-display fingerprint sensorA new version of Samsung’s face unlock3.5mm audio jack and USB-C portQualcomm Snapdragon 8150 or Exynos 9820 chip (depending on market)3,700mAh batteryThe images also show the phone in Samsung’s new Ice Blue color, which recently debuted on the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus and Note 9.Samsung declined to comment. Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) $899 Best Buy Abt Electronics Tags With the Samsung Galaxy S10 expected in the beginning of 2019, rumors and unofficial renders of the phone are starting to trickle in.The latest renders of the larger Galaxy S10 Plus come courtesy of 91Mobiles in conjunction with tipster OnLeaks. OnLeaks has published several renders of rumored phones before their release, but this report should still be taken with a grain of salt until we see the real thing. See It $899 Samsung Galaxy S10 Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package Phones null Share your voice 0 News • Samsung Galaxy S10: The 7 best deals right now So… Let me start all over again… Now THIS IS (still) your very first and early look at the #Samsung #GalaxyS10 Plus! (updated official looking 5K renders + 360° video) on behalf of @91mobiles -> https://t.co/oED66jddR2 Cheers! 😙 pic.twitter.com/WSybUEuElf— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) December 4, 2018 Sprint Rumors Samsunglast_img read more