Surgeons Using iPads To Great Effect in Georgetown Operating Room

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    A fascinating story in the January 2011 Journal of Surgical Radiology details how surgeons at Georgetown are using iPads in the operating room to access up-to-date patient data and radiographic images, including x-rays, CT scans and laboratory data. The article says that using the iPad in surgery eliminates guesswork by busy doctors by enabling the surgeon to have instant access to information, both out on the wards and in the operating room. Data can even be captured in the middle of an operation, and the photos shown to the patient after the operation. Dr. Felasfa Wodajo, an orthopaedic surgeon at Georgetown University, told the Journal all about how he has integrated the iPad into his clinical practice.
    Source: Journal of Surgical Radiology
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    I love the idea. I use my iPad for everything!
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    inwork in cardiac surgery and I can see how this would be great use in surgery
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    Terrified by the thought of them playing Fruit Ninja before they glove up.....
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    What's inwork? Some kind of app?
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    I am a surgical tech that works in cardiac surgery.

    sometimes when typing on the I pad I hit the "n" key instead of space bar.
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    Oh ok, I see. I thought Inwork was some kind of app I hadn't hears of. LOL.
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    Why can't we edit posts anymore?

    Hears=heard
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    You can't. I can.:D
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    Oh shitums. I can't! It's gone. But I just did on another one.:confused:
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    Yeah, it's weird, I can edit some posts, but not others.
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    I am more terrified that they will be playing the iPad version of this game when it comes out!

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    And for some reason (don't ask me why!), users can not edit posts in the News section of the forum.

    I said don't ask me why!
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    Ya know, I bet there are some sections we can't edit our posts. For some reason.
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    Wow, Apple has certainly topped any other gadget they have put out. A product that is targeted towards consumers now being used in a hospital, simply amazing!
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    Maybe they could play the game "Operation." :D

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