DripAssist for Prolonged Field Care

DripAssist is finding its way into new and exciting spheres of medicine – combat critical care. Shift Labs was delighted to participate in a recent prolonged field care exercise in conjunction with the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences’ Department of Military and Emergency Medicine. “Gunpowder” is a highly resourced and orchestrated training exercise for nearly 180 third year medical students in the uniformed services. Over the course of the…

Safe, Effective Canine Blood Transfusions

Challenges and Solutions: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians administer canine blood transfusions when treating many conditions, from tissue hypoxia and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia to decreased erythrocyte production1. Despite being a common¬†and vital procedure, there is debate among veterinary clinicians surrounding the safest and most effective administration methods for blood products to ensure patients receive the full benefit of their transfusions.   Ensuring RBC Cell Viability for Blood Transfusions Delivering blood products…

Disaster Preparedness and Medication Administration- CaseStudy

When the lights go out, so does critical IV infusion equipment. Prepping for Power Failure In 2012, Tropical Storm Sandy created a widespread outage covering Lower Manhattan and leaving over 250,000 people without power. During the outrage, two high volume Manhattan hospitals, NYU Langonw Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, experienced back-up generator failures that forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 patients. Nearly five years later, Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital and…

DripAssist for Safer Labor and Delivery in Haiti

Clinical Highlight: Haitian Maternity Wards Private and Non-Profit Obstetric Wards,| Port-AU-Prince, Haiti “As a center where we do deliveries and don’t have a large staff, DripAssist ensures that the patients are getting the correct dose of solutions. The device acts as another staff that will never sleep and always be present.” Community Clinic Medical Director, Haiti Clinique Maternite de petion-Ville (CLIMAPEV) is a private clinic in the Haitian capital of…