Congratulations to Medical Symbiosis, our February 2017 WIN Business of the Month
20 February 2017
A new innovative Canberra start-up is poised to change the face of medical surgery in Australia, and certainly make things more comfortable for patients.
Traditional practice has been for patients to be asked to fast from midnight the evening before surgery. For patients with afternoon surgery or when surgery is delayed, this can often mean 12 or more hours without food.
Fasting is a precautionary measure to prevent pulmonary aspiration, which occurs when stomach contents enter the lungs, potentially blocking airflow and putting patients at risk for serious infections such as pneumonia.
While fasting guidelines are being revised and loosened, many patients still find themselves going without food for long periods.
A long fast may add to discomfort during recovery and actually use up energy needed for post-op recovery. Fasting can lead to headaches, nausea, dizziness and dehydration. Dehydration can be serious and makes it difficult for nurses to draw blood for necessary tests.
Medical Symbiosis, the brain-child of Canberra medical professional David Reiner, is developing a new sustenance product that can be consumed up to one hour before surgery to ensure patient’s energy is safely replenished.
WIN NEWS and Canberra Business Chamber are seeking to celebrate the achievements of ACT businesses. Each month one local business will be named WIN Business of the Month and their most recent success will be the basis for a story on WIN NEWS.
If you are a member of the Chamber or you know of a business that is a member who has contributed positively to the ACT, please tell us all about it.
We are seeking nominees of all types – micro, small, medium and large businesses. You might want to nominate a business because they have recently expanded, have celebrated a milestone, secured a major contract or client, attracted people to the region or played a role in promoting the ACT, contributed to the community, been exceptionally innovative, or provided excellent service.