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Anesthesia with Fewer Opioids Means Patients Suffer Less Nausea and Some Experience Better Pain Relief
The ComfortSafe Pyramid™ is a checklist for treating pain when a patient is under anesthesia. It is a hierarchy and, like going up the steps of a pyramid, pain is first treated using the safest methods with the fewest side effects. Often, we don’t have to go to the higher levels at which nausea, vomiting, and prolonged sedation are so common.

Prestigious Magnet® Designation Bestowed to Nursing Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—For the Third Time
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital proudly announces it has achieved Magnet® designation for the third consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). MedStar Georgetown joins just 71 other institutions or fewer than seven percent of hospitals nationwide, to be recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program® three times in a row.

Georgetown University Hospital Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Patient Safety
The District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA) has awarded the 2011 DCHA Patient Safety Award to Georgetown University Hospital’s Center for Patient Safety. The prestigious award recognizes individuals or teams from a DCHA member who demonstrate exceptional commitment to improving the culture of safety in an institution.