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How to Reduce the Impact of Electrosurgical Smoke During Operations

How to Reduce the Impact of Electrosurgical Smoke During Operations

As the owner or operator of a hospital or surgery center, it is your responsibility to provide a safe environment for patients and staff. If you use electrosurgical units at your facility, you must take steps to remove the harmful smoke plumes that can arise as you are using these devices. Below is a look…

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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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5 Common Sterilization Risks in Off-Site Clinics and Surgical Facilities

5 Common Sterilization Risks in Off-Site Clinics and Surgical Facilities

Hospital infections are one of the most important challenges that health centers have to deal with constantly. Healthcare-associated infections can not only increase the hospitalization period but also result in complications and death. Today, the healthcare services market is changing rapidly. There is stiff competition, consumers have become savvier, and laws and policies governing the…

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Unintegrated Lights above surgical team

7 Complications That Heated or Unintegrated Lights Cause During Medical Operations

The operating room is a demanding environment that requires expertise, efficiency, focus, and communication among the surgical team members. In order to ensure successful surgery, it is important to provide optimal working conditions for both medical professionals and patients. When it comes to a deep cavity, minimally invasive and lateral cases, good lighting is critical…

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Individually-Wrapped Components

10 Ways that Individually-Wrapped Components Save Lives in Overcrowded ERs

In emergency rooms across the nation, space is at a premium. As personnel quickly make necessary adjustments to accommodate urgent intakes, any available space often becomes cluttered. When spaces are packed to the brim, and medical personnel are racing to beat the clock, components may be at risk of becoming contaminated and dangerous to use. Individually-wrapped…

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Woman at the gynecology exams with doctor in front of medical equipment

The Top 6 Reasons Women Choose to Skip Annual Gynecological Exams

Annual gynecological exams are an important part of maintaining a woman’s overall health. Unfortunately, all too often, women choose to skip those exams–for a wide range of reasons. By identifying some of the reasons why women choose to skip those important exams, your office can do a better job of bringing women in for those…

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How to Ensure Every Pelvic Exam Follows a Standard Process - and Why It Matters

How to Ensure Every Pelvic Exam Follows a Standard Process and Why It Matters

Pelvic exams are generally a quick, routine procedure that most sexually active women should get once a year. However, there are now different recommendations in place and some doctors perform them less frequently. Pelvic exams may also be performed if a woman is experiencing unusual spotting or vaginal discharge, pain during intercourse, during pregnancy, or…

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5 Ways to Make Your Outreach Clinics More Efficient

5 Ways to Make Your Outreach Clinics More Efficient

Outreach clinics provide a valuable lifeline to people who live in rural areas or regions where travel to a hospital or surgery center can be a challenge. Also known as satellite clinics, outreach clinics are particularly vital to patients who cannot travel for medical attention. Indeed, these patients need for medical treatment would go unmet…

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poor illumination can have terrible effects for doctors, patients, and a hospital

Is Poor Illumination Impacting Your Surgeries?

Lighting plays a critical part in operating rooms as well as the hospital setting in general. This is why it is important for health care facilities to ensure that the current overhead and headlamp lighting is adequate to meet the illumination needs. Poor illumination will not only affect the safety of the procedure but also…

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Exam at gynaecologist office without cross-contamination

Reducing the Risk of Cross-Contamination from Vaginal Exams

Cross-contamination is a primary concern for all clinics. The transmission of disease from patient to patient (or from doctor to patient) should be something we are all worried about. Some forms of cross-contamination can even be fatal, such as HIV or hepatitis B and C, although the transmission of STDs in this context is rare….

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