חיפה: בניית בית חולים תת-קרקעי ממוגן
מבצע הקמתו של בית החולים לשעת חירום במרכז הרפואי רמב"ם , המבנה התת-קרקעי יהיה הגדול מסוגו בעולם
The world’s largest and most advanced “fortified hospital” was unveiled last June at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. The 2,000 bed underground hospital is designed to keep patients and staff safe dozens of meters below ground even if missiles and rockets are falling above ground – in case the city ever faces the kind of attack it did during the Second Lebanon War in 2006. It is also designed to keep out chemical or biological weapons.
Israel as created a debriding agent that will save burnt patients
An enzyme-based debriding agent for the removal of necrotic tissue from severe burn wounds, instead of surgical intervention.
It is a gel made of a mixture of enzymes which are extracted from the stem of the pineapple plant. It should be applied topically to a clean burn wound to remove the eschar (the dried-out, thick, leathery, black necrotic tissue that covers severe burn wounds) four hours after the burn. The quick removal of the eschar greatly shortens the recovery time from severe burns.
The gel also reduces the risk of infection of the burn as it includes disinfectants. Four hours after the gel is smeared on the burn, it can be wiped off, exposing the burned area, and thus enabling doctors to determine subsequent treatment.
Israel makes possible home sleep apnea screening!
Israelies have developed a miniature sleep lab that can be worn on the wrist and one finger to diagnose and identify the source of sleep problems.
WatchPAT, which allows patients to be diagnosed at home in their own beds rather than at hospital sleep clinics, was named one of the 10 best medical innovations for 2010 by the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.
Sleep experts suspect that sleep disorders are at the root of many work- and automobile-related accidents, sexual dysfunction and depression.