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Posts from Month: November 2019

Top 5 Design Improvements of Specula in the 21st Century

The modern speculum was invented in the 1840s by an American physician named James Marion Sims, and it was, shall we say, never designed with patient comfort in mind. And not all that much has changed. The biggest difference is that Sims made his speculum from pewter. Newer specula are plastic or stainless steel. (Some versions…

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sterilization is not necessary when using single-use medical supplies

What Does Your Equipment Sterilization Process Really Cost?

On-site sterilization is crucial. It’s also costly. When you consider the price of sterilization equipment, utilities, trained staff manhours, and the space needed for sterilization teams to work effectively and store sterilized items, your sterilization costs might be higher than you think! With this article, we’re going to explore the cost of continually re-sterilizing equipment versus some…

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6 Risks of Reusable Medical Devices Besides Cross-Contamination

6 Risks of Reusable Medical Devices Besides Cross-Contamination

When most healthcare professionals think about risks associated with medical devices, they tend to zero in on the threat of cross-contamination. However, the spread of infection is not the only threat. Power surges, component shortages, corrosion, and maintenance issues can all threaten your daily productivity and patient care goals. Below are six risks of reusable medical…

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