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UF cardiologists use new device to treat atrial fibrillation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2011) – University of Florida cardiologists are now using a new cryoballoon catheter system. Approved by the Food and Drug Association in December, the technology is designed for use in patients who are unresponsive to drug treatment for paroxysmal or intermittent atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is…

Introducing The Q Report for quality initiatives

As you know, a key goal of the UF&Shands strategic plan is to focus on the patient experience, from providing the highest-quality, safest care to addressing issues of access and hospitality throughout our health system. No matter our individual role, we can all make an individual commitment to putting…

ShandsCair helicopter flight team improves night vision

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2010)—The ShandsCair helicopter flight team is enhancing its night vision. The team completes Federal Aviation Administration training next week and will become Florida’s fifth emergency medical services helicopter program certified to use night vision goggles. ShandsCair is the critical care transport system for Shands at the…

Shands Team Creates Nursing Education Application for Smartphones

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2010)— For years, Shands at the University of Florida nurses have utilized quick-reference pocket guides to access medical information when caring for patients at the bedside. Now there’s an app for that. Two Shands at UF critical care nurses have created a nursing education application…