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Hospital Acquired Infections: Are Your Cancer Patients at Risk?

Hospital-Acquired Infections: Are Your Cancer Patients at Risk?

Hospital-acquired infections are a growing health risk. The COVID-19 pandemic has added another layer of risk. For cancer patients, this is a particular risk. as patients with cancer have a greater risk of severe COVID-19 a with the death rate increasing from 2.3% to 5.6%. The risk is even higher when cancer involves the lungs….

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Is Telemedicine Practical for Plastic Surgeons?

Is Telemedicine Practical for Plastic Surgeons?

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, telemedicine is becoming a major growth industry. While not everything can be handled remotely, the growth in telehealth services is ensuring that virtual appointments can be performed securely and safely. So, is there a practical way plastic surgeons can use telemedicine? While, obviously, surgery can’t be done remotely, there…

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Cervical Cancer Statistics to Share with Your Patients

Cervical Cancer Statistics to Share With Your Patients

It’s hard to talk about cervical cancer in a lighthearted tone. Or, perhaps it’s more challenging to hear about cervical cancer in a lighthearted manner. There’s a good chance you’ve lost at least one family member to it. Fifty years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of death among American women. Since then, we’ve come a long…

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Reduce Cross-contamination Risk at Hospitals With Single-Use Plastic Devices

Reduce Cross-Contamination Risk at Hospitals With Single-Use Plastic Devices

Plastics have historically been vital to healthcare, but environmentalists are calling for their removal. They perceive mountains of plastic waste from our hospitals. Environmentalists view single-use devices as wasteful and poor for the environment. The problem is that they are also vital. The healthcare industry does need to take a look at plastic use, but…

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The Importance of Timely Screening for Cervical Cancer

The Importance of Timely Screening for Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer kills women. In the US, nearly 4,300 women perish from cervical cancer every year. About 14,000 more will be diagnosed with the disease — and untold thousands live their lives undiagnosed until it’s too late. Globally, cervical cancer is far more prevalent and dangerous in developing nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) says cervical cancer is the fourth…

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6 Reconstructive Surgery Options to Recommend After Skin Cancer

6 Reconstructive Surgery Options to Recommend After Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer by the age of 70. Thankfully, skin cancer is highly survivable. However, it often leaves patients with scars and negative changes to their appearance that may require reconstructive surgery.   What Are the Types of Skin Cancer?…

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Elective Surgeries, Single-Use Devices, and COVID.

Elective Surgeries, Single-Use Devices, and COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused severe disruptions in the healthcare sector, leading to the cancellation of more than 28 million elective surgeries across the world during the first 12 weeks of the peak. Studies done by CovidSurg Collaborative Researchers reveal that each extra week of disruption resulted in 2.4 million more cancellations. The numbers worsen with extended lockdowns.  …

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The Top 7 Benefits of Standardizing Exam Procedures with Medical Kits

The Top 7 Benefits of Standardizing Exam Procedures With Medical Kits

Many medical experts agree that standardization is key to improved safety and healthcare. However, well-defined processes within and between healthcare organizations continue to be one of healthcare’s biggest problems. The good news is that you can put your medical facility on the fast track to improved patient safety by making the switch to individually packaged,…

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7 Benefits of Individually Wrapped Surgical and Medical Tools

7 Benefits of Individually Wrapped Surgical and Medical Tools

Purchasing medical equipment involves a number of decisions. What brand? What material? How will it be cleaned and sanitized? Individually wrapped surgical and medical tools is a growing trend. The single-use products can be discarded after being used, ensuring that it’s being used with only one patient. Choosing tools that are individually wrapped offers a…

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Top 6 Errors and Oversights in Vaginal Exams That Are Caused by Bad Equipment

Top 6 Errors and Oversights in Vaginal Exams That Are Caused by Bad Equipment

While being a routine procedure, vaginal exams may result in complications. Errors and oversights caused by bad equipment aren’t uncommon. Something as basic as a speculum could become the cause of unfortunate consequences. With high-quality pelvic exam equipment available on the market today, many clinics still prefer using traditional tools. Let’s go over several problems…

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