B. Braun Avitum Philippines aids in leptospirosis outbreak
The annual rainy season in the Philippines brings severe rains and flooding to many parts of the country. Apart from the destruction of infrastructure brought by the intense surge of water, the floods also carry with them potentially fatal water-borne diseases.
PGH Postgrad: Uncovering Modern Techniques in Surgery
On September 6-8, more than 300 healthcare practitioners from all over the Philippines attended the 53rd Post-Graduate Course of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Department of Surgery. The event, held at the Diamond Hotel and entitled “Hybrid Surgeons in the Era of Modern Technology,” focused on new practices and techniques in surgery, ranging from emergency treatment to developments in surgical tools.
Local product launch: Protective admixture tools
Every year, billions of steel needles that are sold in the healthcare market are not used on patients, but were instead used on a variety of drug admixture procedures. Drug Admixture, or more commonly known as “drug reconstitution” in the Philippines, is the “preparation of pharmaceutical product which requires the measured addition of a medication to a bag or bottle of IV fluid.” This process usually involves drug dilution, which is necessary to adjust the drug’s properties (i.e. tonicity, osmolarity, pH level) to that of the human blood.