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The state’s engineering programs are focused on innovations for industry and the engineers of tomorrow.   Engineering education in Georgia has existed since before the Civil War, and over the years our universities have developed specialized programs to meet the evolving needs of industries. Today, four of the state’s public engineering schools – Georgia Tech, …

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BME Faculty Members Among Georgia Bio’s 2019 Golden Helix Award Winners

Innovative medical product, innovative medical procedure, and community contributions honored Georgia Bio, the state’s life science trade association, celebrated its Annual Golden Helix Awards and 30th Anniversary on February 8 in Atlanta. Among this year’s Innovation Award winners were GloShieldTM from Jackson Medical and a 3D-printed tracheal splint which has been placed in several pediatric …

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GloShield Wins Innovation Award at Georgia Bio Annual Awards Dinner

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Georgia Bio, the state’s life science trade association, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary Gala & Annual Golden Helix Awards on Friday, February 8 at the Hyatt at Villa Christina in Atlanta. Georgia Bio is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Golden Helix Awards. The 2019 Golden Helix Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements …

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90% of Initial Users Believe GloShield™ Makes Their Operating Rooms Safer

Jackson Medical’s New Medical Device Increases Hospital Safety and Provides Reliable Protection Against Operating Room Fires Nationwide GloShield is manufactured in the U.S. using space-grade materials and is compatible with existing light cables Of over one hundred first time users, 94% thought that GloShield offers reliable protection and would reduce the risk of fires ATLANTA …

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The Terror of Medical Errors – Healthcare Purchasing News August 2018 Issue

Addressing the pain and expense of never events By Valerie J. Dimond – July 22, 201814969 Never events — serious, preventable medical errors that leave patients with debilitating injuries, life-threatening infections and worse — are considered mostly rare occurrences. But they still happen. Just over 20 percent of Americans surveyed last September by the Institute …

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Recommendations to Reduce Surgical Fires and Related Patient Injury: FDA Safety Communication

Date Issued: May 29, 2018 Audience: All health care professionals involved in surgical procedures, including: surgeons, surgical technicians, anesthesiologists, anesthesiologist assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA), physician assistants, nurses, etc. Health care facility staff responsible for patient safety and risk management. Purpose: The FDA is reminding health care professionals and health care facility staff of factors …

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Jackson Medical’s GloShield Leads the Way in Making “Never Events” Obsolete in the Operating Room

Overheating lighting instruments coupled with human error are a leading cause of intraoperative fires and patient burns. The healthcare system refers to these as “never events” so they should never happen, right? But, data suggests that they occur more than twice a day. This was a red flag for co-founders James Rains and Kamil Makhnejia. …

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