This study showed that Lifebox's Clean Cut program improved infection prevention standards to reduce SSI without infrastructure expenses or resource investments.
The results of the lasting impact of Lifebox’s surgical infection reduction program - Clean Cut - in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery.
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) awards posthumous Honorary Membership to Aoyagi to recognize his gift to medicine that has literally touched the lives of billions.
Dr. Aoyagi’s final wish was to find a theory of pulse oximetry. We hope this tribute to him and his invention will inspire a new generation of scientists, clinicians, and related organizations to secure the foundation of the theory.
Like politics, all quality improvement is local, so a deep understanding of local context and circumstances is essential.
This study has demonstrated the feasibility of using a WhatsApp chat group among a national society of anesthesia providers in Burundi to perform an initial abbreviated audit of anesthesia facilities.
Large gaps remain in other critical units of the hospital, including PACUs, ICUs, and emergency rooms, where on average there were 1–3 unmonitored high-acuity beds per unit.
No device satisfied all the predetermined specifications, and large price discrepancies were critical factors leading surgeons’ choices.
This study demonstrated that communication is critical, and an effective communication plan within and between facilities, as well as between providers across the health system and even between countries, is essential and should be established immediately.
This Lifebox and Ariadne Labs study - published in the British Journal of Surgery - showed that, worldwide, Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) use is generally high - with an average of 75% of operations conducted with the Checklist - but significant variability exists.