March 7, 2014

We first met Dr. Jodie February Smythe, a specialist anaesthetics trainee, year 5 intensive care (currently at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, United Kingdom), in Mbale, Uganda, where she was working with the Ugandan Maternal and Newborn HUB at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. She had reached out to us about fundraising for one of […]

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February 4, 2014

In previous blogs, we covered several ways to protect medical equipment from harmful electrical power disturbances (see Protecting Your Medical Equipment Part 1 and Part 2). In addition to using the mentioned protective devices, there are many habits that equipment users can embrace to help ensure a safe surgical environment.  Here are twenty of such habits: Use only electrical devices […]

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January 27, 2014

The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) is a global health organization that works to strengthen healthcare services in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia by supporting partnerships between partner institutions and United Kingdom-based health professionals. It’s based in London and has offices in Somaliland and Zambia. Among other initiatives, THET helps partner institutions create curricula for […]

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January 24, 2014

Radiolab – a self-styled “show about curiosity” on WNYC – recently released an episode with a segment on anesthesia and consciousness it calls “Decoding the Void.” It is excellent. In the segment, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich speak with a number of researchers, journalists, and authors as they ponder an important question: what can […]

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January 5, 2014

The UAM is manufactured in a newly renovated factory in the UK.  OES Medical, our development and manufacturing partner, has moved into this 17,000 square foot (1900 square meter) facility to accommodate a business growing across the board.  The factory is ISO certified and produces equipment that is CE-marked.  OES is audited for quality control […]

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December 17, 2013

To continue our quarterly “Anaesthesia Champions” blog series, we are pleased to feature Dr. Emmanuel Ayebale for his work in global surgery and anaesthesia. Dr. Ayebale, an Anaesthesiologist at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, has worked tirelessly so that more people have access to safe, reliable anaesthesia at hospitals in his country. Below are 4 Questions for […]

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December 12, 2013

We continue our blog series about biomedical safety and more technical issues related to the UAM, with another post by Gradian’s Ismael Cordero. Stay tuned on our blog in the coming months for more posts on topics like this. Also, feel free to reach out to us anytime with questions or comments at service at gradianhealth.org.  *** […]

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November 28, 2013

This Thanksgiving holiday, Gradian would like to pause and say how thankful we are for the wonderful people we work with all around the globe, who work tirelessly in hopes of providing access to safe surgery, no matter where you live. We are truly grateful for the work you do. We are thankful for: The […]

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November 21, 2013

With our recent addition of Ismael Cordero to the Gradian team as our new Biomedical Service Manager, this is the first (of hopefully) a number of new blogs regarding biomedical safety and more technical issues involving the UAM. Stay tuned here in the coming months for more on topics like this.  Most of the diagnostic, treatment, and life support […]

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