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The Unsung Heroes in Surgical Safety

Ahead of International Nurses Day, it is crucial to spotlight the critical role of operating room nurses in ensuring surgical safety. Nurses are the backbone of successful surgical outcomes; they blend compassion and clinical expertise, managing every…

Lifebox features on the BBC

'One Crucial Piece of Equipment': Improving anesthesia monitoring with The Smile Train-Lifebox Capnograph.

Direct Donation

That was certainly the case for CRNA Janet Dewan, chair of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Health and Wellness Committee, who first went to work in Niger in 1974. She recently donated an oximeter through…

Surgical safety checklists: do they improve outcomes?

A comprehensive review of the current available literature on the effectiveness of surgical safety checklists has been published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. This is co-written by Isabeau Walker…

A Great Initiative

Looking back on last year, it really seems like Lifebox was set up and three minutes later Laura Peltola called the office and said that she and her boyfriend, Andrew Moulds, wanted to do a fundraising campaign to buy oximeters…

A very expensive dinner

Was it the pledge card in every delegate pack? The session on anaesthesia safety and the devastating impact that limited resources and training can have in the ORs of low-income countries? The friendly competition between tables at the…

Land of the Free

A Liberian flag is hung at the entrance of the Sanniquellie Magisterial Court in Nimba County, Liberia.Photo ID 468148. 19/02/2011. Sanniquellie, Liberia. UN Photo/Staton Winter. But the civil wars of the 1980s and 90s wrecked lives…

Kaiser Permanente raises more than $15,000 for Lifebox

A couple of weeks ago, an unassuming envelope with a US stamp and a California zip code landed on the Lifebox doorstep.   Inside was a $250 cheque for the donation of a pulse oximeter to an OR on our…

East in the desert

Robert is the director of Diamedica, a manufacturer of anaesthesia equipment fit for purpose in low-resource settings.  He recently returned from Chad, in central Africa, where he took a Lifebox pulse oximeter to leave…

AAwesome effort at SouthUniversity

Students at SouthUniversity‘s anesthesiologist assistant programme raised more than $1000 for Lifebox last week, selling badges at the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA) conference. “As AA students, we learn the importance of monitoring…

The Equipment Graveyard

Lifebox Trustee Angela Enright and Dr Aigeeleng are old friends – they like to catch up and pose for photos This isn’t quite as morbid as it sounds, but it’s certainly depressing.  Harry is talking about equipment…

Update from an archipelago

Lifebox is in the April edition of the Australian Society of Anaesthesiologists’ ASA News, with exciting news on the launch of the Make It Zero campaign and updates for readers on the first donation of oximeters sent to Tonga.

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