Abbeyfeale woman gets hip with technology

first_imgNewsLocal NewsAbbeyfeale woman gets hip with technologyBy Alan Jacques – May 7, 2017 1260 Advertisement Brid AherneBrid AherneABBEYFEALE physiotherapist Brid Aherne has won a top prize at a conference for aspiring surgeons in the UK for her e-learning tutorial that helps medical students train in orthopaedic surgery.Brid (35), who went back into education to become an orthopaedic specialist, helped develop software which has since been accepted as part of the curriculum for the University of Bristol.The Limerick woman, now based in Bristol, was recently awarded joint first prize for Medical Students Oral at the Aspiring Surgeons’ Conference run by Britain’s oldest surgical college, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Working with a team of four medical students at the University of Bristol, Brid developed the software with the aim of providing every student equal knowledge about particular orthopaedic surgical techniques, irrespective of their operating theatre experience.Although it does not replace time spent on placement in theatre, the software strongly enhances training, adding another layer that provides not only visual experience, but also acts as a revision resource.“With an ever-ageing population, the management of hip surgical patients, elective or trauma, before, during or after their hip surgery, will be a part of every junior doctor’s workload,” Brid explained.“With this in mind, along with the fact that e-learning is an evolving and expanding resource, we aimed to harness the potential of interactive online learning to increase access to clinical anatomy, surgical knowledge and patient management in orthopaedics”.The project was developed with guidance from orthopaedic surgeons at the university, following research into methods and theories of teaching. The finished software includes anatomical training, an interactive 3D model of the hip joint, and videos of hip surgery with voiceovers. “We hope that our resource will improve clinical practice and the care of orthopaedic patients by providing online resources that augment existing training,” she concluded.by Alan [email protected] Previous articleHomelessness in Limerick going in wrong directionNext articleThree year funding delay for LEADER projects Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAbbeyfealeBrid AherneBristollimerickRoyal College of Surgeons of EdinburghUniversity of Bristol Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Print Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

PREMIUMHealthy but wary, Indonesians in China seek reprieve from virus after holidays

first_imgThe start of this week saw a resumption of activities in China after authorities extended the Lunar New Year holidays over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, including for thousands of Indonesian citizens who had chosen to stay put on the mainland.Private sector players began reopening their doors on Monday, a week after civil servants resumed their duties, according to the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing. People started to pack the streets of Beijing on the first day that shops and restaurants went back to business.Despite this facade of normality, however, Indonesian Ambassador Djauhari Oratmangun still urged all Indonesian citizens who had stayed in China to remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions to ensure they are unaffected by what the World Health Organization has labelled a global public health emergency.“We consistently call on Indonesians in Chi… China Indonesia health virus air-travel lockdown Wuhan-coronavirus Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Linkedin Facebook Topics : Forgot Password ?last_img read more

First scheduled direct flights commence between Canada and Grenada

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 20 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share LifestyleTravel First scheduled direct flights commence between Canada and Grenada by: – December 16, 2011 Photo credit: tntisland.comST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The first regularly scheduled direct flights from Grenada to Canada were inaugurated on Thursday.“It’s another history making occasion for Grenada,” declared Tourism Minister Peter David as the Caribbean Airlines flight bound for Toronto got ready to depart.The flight originates in Port of Spain but, for people going between St George’s and Toronto, it will be a no-hassle direct connection, that is now on the permanent schedule.Charter airlines have seasonal schedules between the two cities, but the new deal hammered out by Grenada’s tourism officials allows for the fixed commercial schedule.The new service is twice weekly.The inaugural flight was sent off with much fanfare by a high level tourism delegation including David, new Grenada Board of Tourism Chairman Colin Dowe and officials of the airport authority and the Airlift Committee.The party was on hand to greet vice president of operations for Caribbean Airlines Captain Thomas Lawrence and his team, followed by a short ribbon cutting ceremony.David, speaking after the cutting of the ribbon, said the importance of regular access to the Canadian market could not be over-emphasized.“For us it’s a wonderful day and a good boost to our tourism industry, and anything that is good for tourism is good for Grenada,” he said.“Getting into the Canadian market directly is a hopeful sign and wonderful Christmas gift for Grenadians in the Diaspora as well as prospective Canadian visitors,” David added.Passengers boarded the historic flight amidst cheers following the cutting of the ribbon by David Director of the Grenada Board of Tourism Simon Steill admitted that increased marketing of the island in Canada will have to be given priority.“It is our intention to work with Caribbean Airlines to put a strong marketing campaign package for the year ahead,” he disclosed.“We now have two weekly scheduled flights in addition to other seasonal flights, so we have a lot of work to do to ensure we keep the passenger traffic at its peak,” Steill added.Captain Lawrence of Caribbean Airlines said it’s a landmark occasion for Caribbean Airlines.“We have other services to Grenada but the addition of any new route is an exciting moment and it is our intention to connect Grenada directly with other international markets,” he said.The inauguration comes only weeks after the Ministry of Tourism unveiled a new national tourism master plan to push the industry forward in the next two years, and is the start of a new push for increased regional and international connections out of Grenada.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

DNR confirms dead, sick deer from EHD in Clark County

first_imgClark County—Preliminary lab results were positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus in a sample of a dead deer from Clark County the DNR staff submitted to a lab for testing early this month. Additional testing is required to determine the strain of EHD virus. Results of testing of samples from deer from several other counties are pending.EHD is a viral disease that may affect white-tailed deer to some degree every year. It typically occurs during late summer and early fall, and there is evidence that outbreaks may be worse during drought years. EHD is transmitted by flies commonly known as biting midges, sand gnats, and “no-see-ums.”Humans are not at risk for contracting hemorrhagic disease.The testing came about from investigations DNR staff have been conducting after receiving reports of sick or dead deer in central and south-central Indiana. Clark County seems to be experiencing the most intense outbreaks thus far, but suspect reports have come from 10 counties in total.“Although the reports DNR is receiving are consistent with EHD episodes of past years, it’s important for testing to be done on samples before it can be confirmed,” said Dr. Joe Caudell, DNR deer research biologist. “Samples need to be collected as soon as possible after the deer dies to be most useful for testing.”Caudell worked with Indiana Conservation Officers to collect an adequate sample, the one that tested positive for EHD, on Aug. 2.“Deer infected with EHD may appear depressed or weak and often seek out water. Other signs may include a blue-tinged tongue, swelling of the head, neck or eyelids, ulcers on the tongue and the oral cavity, or sloughed hooves,” said Dr. Nancy Boedeker, DNR wildlife veterinarian.Hemorrhagic disease is often fatal to deer, but some will survive the illness. Not every deer in an affected area will contract hemorrhagic disease. Localized death losses during an outbreak can range from negligible to greater than 50 percent. Outbreaks can be more severe in years in which there is a wet spring followed by a hot, dry fall. Severe outbreaks rarely occur in subsequent years due to immunity gathered from previous infections.“If you see a deer that you suspect may have died from EHD, you can report it directly to the DNR through our website,” Caudell said. “Just click on the link for Report a Dead or Sick Deer.”The DNR monitors for EHD annually. The most recent significant outbreaks were in 2007 and 2012.last_img read more