Let’s Celebrate Our Nurses this Week!

November is a great month to show appreciation to all of our nurses. This month marks a few special Nurses’ holidays that Starboard Medical loves to spotlight. Medical Surgical Nurses week takes place from November 1-7th. The Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) partnered with The Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses to have a week [...]

By |2022-11-09T11:09:19-08:00November 9th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Let’s Celebrate Our Nurses this Week!

Malignant Hyperthermia: A Patient’s Worst Nightmare

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a genetic disease that is triggered by exposure to anesthetic gasses such as: desflurane, enflurane, halothane, sevoflurane. The signs that malignant hyperthermia is occurring are as follows: muscle rigidity, rapid heart rate, high body temperature, muscle breakdown and increased acid content.1 It is the job of the person administering anaesthesia to [...]

By |2022-11-03T16:06:37-07:00November 3rd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Malignant Hyperthermia: A Patient’s Worst Nightmare

Why Should Our Temperature be Monitored?

When under anaesthesia, your body undergoes many changes. These changes may range from insignificant to life threatening. One major change that occurs on the human body during anaesthesia, is the change in core body temperature. This change may cause significant differences, which is why it is recommended to monitor body temperature when undergoing general anaesthesia.  [...]

By |2022-11-09T11:03:54-08:00October 18th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Why Should Our Temperature be Monitored?

Electronic Monitors Vs. Esophageal Stethoscope, Which Allows You to be Closer to the Patient?

Technology in medical devices has come a long way in assisting physicians in monitoring patients during procedures. These devices have allowed physicians to step back and pay more focus on other factors in the procedures. It’s a good thing to have technology that frees up time to focus on other patient issues but, what happens [...]

By |2022-10-13T14:34:01-07:00October 13th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Electronic Monitors Vs. Esophageal Stethoscope, Which Allows You to be Closer to the Patient?

Medical Devices and The Danger of Off Label Use

FDA approvals and manufacturing processes allow medical devices to be carefully crafted to solve specific solutions in the medical field. There are many resources such as instructions to use, video demonstrations, and purchasing specific products in order to prevent off label use. However, this is still a worry in the medical world today.   The ECRI [...]

By |2022-10-13T14:34:56-07:00October 6th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Medical Devices and The Danger of Off Label Use

Starboard’s committed history to neonatal securement devices.

There’s a surprising lack of good, truly neonatal-specific devices in the medical industry - oftentimes medical device manufacturers realize that there is a gap in their products from not offering a neonatal version of their adult device. Usually, to fill this gap, they just shrink their adult device down. Once in a while, there [...]

By |2022-09-26T13:51:26-07:00June 21st, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Starboard’s committed history to neonatal securement devices.

Disposable Temperature Probes are the Key to Social Distancing in Hospitals

“Stay at least 6 feet away from others” seems to be the national anthem right now. I hear it again and again at the grocery store, the office, the bank. Officials are urging everyone to socially distance whenever possible, but the problem is that it isn’t always possible.  I have been to the doctors [...]

By |2021-02-09T16:11:38-08:00November 24th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Disposable Temperature Probes are the Key to Social Distancing in Hospitals

A History of Catheter Securement

Did you ever wonder where catheter securement devices came from, who invented them, who developed them, or why they were ever created in the first place? The history of catheter securement devices started with a tragedy - a needlestick injury that would change the way catheters are secured for the better.  According to [...]

By |2022-11-02T15:22:14-07:00August 11th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on A History of Catheter Securement

Tips For Medical Distancing

“We just can’t get this close anymore!” REDUCE THE NUMBER OF TIMES FOR DIRECT CONTACT — REDUCE PPE USE, REDUCE CONTAMINATION RISK #1 Pre-Triage Assessment How do we pre-triage from a distance? Rather than using a hand held intermittent monitor that requires close proximity to the suspect patient and increases contamination risk, why not use [...]

By |2022-09-26T15:37:02-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Tips For Medical Distancing

Resisting Change – Why Many Hospitals are Behind the Times

Hospitals today have nurses of varying ages across 4 very different and distinct generations. A lot of nurses have been working at the same place for the majority of their career and are comfortable doing what they have always done. They are also a little too comfortable using the medical devices they have always [...]

By |2018-11-29T22:30:44-08:00November 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Resisting Change – Why Many Hospitals are Behind the Times
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