Seattle Children's http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Children's Patients At Risk Of Infection From Improperly-Cleaned Tools http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-childrens-patients-risk-infection-improperly-cleaned-tools <p>Seattle Children’s Hospital is notifying about 100 patients who could be at risk of serious infection due to improperly-cleaned medical instruments.</p><p>Hospital officials say the risk is small, but substantial enough to warrant letters and phone calls to patients who had colonoscopies using a tool called an auxiliary channel scope. Unlike standard scopes, these instruments have an extra tube that needs to be cleaned between uses.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:19:08 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 12784 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Children's Patients At Risk Of Infection From Improperly-Cleaned Tools Designers hope to prevent "lost" in the hospital with "wayfinding" http://www.kplu.org/post/designers-hope-prevent-lost-hospital-wayfinding <p></p><p>Getting lost in an airport or giant hospital can be like getting lost in a giant maze. So, there's a risk when a hospital remodels and abandons its familiar landmarks.</p><p>But, Seattle Children’s hospital is hoping its <a href="http://www.seattlechildrens.org/wayfinding/">new navigation system</a> is better--and even will reduce stress and be fun.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:41:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7594 at http://www.kplu.org Designers hope to prevent "lost" in the hospital with "wayfinding" Seattle cancer patient's video capturing hearts by the thousands http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-cancer-patients-video-capturing-hearts-thousands <p>A cancer patient&#39;s video of fellow patients, parents and staff at Seattle Children&#39;s Hospital is on a cyber-world tour, capturing more than 600,000 views -- and hearts, one presumes -- on YouTube.</p><p><a href="http://pulse.seattlechildrens.org/cancer-patients-sing-their-strength-in-stronger-music-video-3/">The video produced by Chris Rumble</a>, a 22-year-old Children&rsquo;s cancer patient who lives in Kent, shows patients and others dancing, holding signs saying &quot;hope&quot; and &quot;fighter&quot; and singing to the music of Kelly Clarkson&rsquo;s song &ldquo;Stronger.&quot;</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihGCj5mfCk8</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 15:43:22 +0000 Jake Ellison 4979 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle cancer patient's video capturing hearts by the thousands Recession may have caused more infant abuse http://www.kplu.org/post/recession-may-have-caused-more-infant-abuse <p>It appears the economic recession has taken its toll on babies. Researchers have found the number of babies with severe head injuries nearly doubled in 2008 and 2009. Stress in the family seems to be a factor.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:11:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2758 at http://www.kplu.org Research 'factory' added to downtown Seattle's science hub http://www.kplu.org/post/research-factory-added-downtown-seattles-science-hub <p>You may associate downtown Seattle with its shopping, hotels and offices, but the city&#39;s core also has a growing medical research community. From global-health focused non-profits to the University of Washington, it seems scientists all want to be near downtown.</p><p>The latest addition is a combination cancer research lab and bio-factory. Seattle Children&rsquo;s Research Institute plans to open the new lab and &quot;factory&quot; in the Denny Triangle next month.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:36:32 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2081 at http://www.kplu.org Research 'factory' added to downtown Seattle's science hub Investigators fault ambulance teams at Seattle Children’s http://www.kplu.org/post/investigators-fault-ambulance-teams-seattle-children%E2%80%99s <p>A nurse may have contributed to a baby’s death, during transport to Seattle Children’s Hospital last September, according to investigators from the Washington Department of Health (DOH). An earlier autopsy said the baby died from natural causes, but state investigators are not convinced. They also say the hospital must improve how it monitors medications in ambulances.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:02:52 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 641 at http://www.kplu.org State finds "no deficiencies" at Seattle Children's http://www.kplu.org/post/state-finds-no-deficiencies-seattle-childrens <p>Following three high-profile cases involving its patients, Seattle Children's Hospital<a href="http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_seattle_childrens_hospital.html?source=mypi"> has been given a passing report</a> card of "no deficiencies" by the&nbsp; state Department of Health, according to the Associated Press.&nbsp; Inquiries&nbsp; of nurses and other health care providers involved in the cases are still ongoing.</p><p>The Associated Press reports:</p> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:57:47 +0000 Gary Davis 119 at http://www.kplu.org State finds "no deficiencies" at Seattle Children's