Porcupine Staples, Bonnie & Clyde, Medical Safety

Porcupine Staples, Bonnie & Clyde, Medical Safety

Constant Wonder

  • Mar 17, 2020 6:00 pm
  • 50:36 mins

The Porcupine Inspires Medicine Guest: Jeff Karp, Biomedical Engineer, Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Medical staples are an incredibly useful way to quickly close wounds, but current methods leave room for infection and further tissue damage. Jeff Karp weighs in on how porcupine quills could be the answer to innovation in surgical sutures. He was even willing to sacrifice his own body to test out porcupine quills! Bonnie & Clyde Guest: Perry Carver, owner and Curator, Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum  Bonnie and Clyde were well known because of their love story, and this museum shows how the Great Depression framed that story.   What Happens When Best Practices Aren't? Guest: Vinay K. Prasad, Hematologist-Oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, and co-author of “Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives” Medical doctors seek to “Do No Harm.” Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Some best practices turn out to be harmful and some just do no good at all. What's a doctor to do then?