Mediclinic Family Magazine

Mediclinic Family magazine is Mediclinic’s dynamic quarterly magazine. It combines a mix of inspirational stories, medical breakthroughs and in-depth information on procedures and tests.

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Family Magazine # 41 | Summer 2019/20

In this issue

Emergency

Clockwork – The Craig Scott story

When Craig Scott collapsed during a mountain bike race in November 2018, he was miles from the nearest hospital. Minutes from a heart attack. At the mercy of a miracle. 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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Cancer

The genius of robotic surgery

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System has revolutionised surgical options in SA, providing life-saving surgeries to patients battling cancer and other debilitating conditions. Named after Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century robotic

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