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The 3 Ways Better Designed Laryngoscopes Save Lives

The 3 Ways Better Designed Laryngoscopes Save Lives

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Laryngoscopes are used in medical procedures where the patient’s throat or airway must be accessed. Arguably, the most important use of laryngoscopes is to aid in intubation, either in emergency situations or prior to surgery under general anesthesia. Laryngoscopes are also used during diagnostic laryngoscopies. Laryngoscopy can be performed for several reasons and allows doctors…

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General Awareness and Knowledge of HPV: Do You Know the Facts?

General Awareness and Knowledge of HPV: Do You Know the Facts?

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can have serious implications on the long-term health of both men and women. However, most people know very little about the dangers, symptoms, and means of transmission for this potentially dangerous illness. Until recently, it was not uncommon for patients to learn of the existence of HPV when…

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Why Poor Illumination Can Put Your Patients and Your Business at Risk

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lighting does more than illuminate; it boosts form and function, improves safety and security and establishes a favorable environment for work. Operating rooms (OR) around the globe use different lights ranging from decades-old lights to modern technology lights to meet their illumination needs. OR professionals require appropriate surgical lighting-without shadows and glare- to accurately conduct…

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The High Cost of Patient Discomfort

The High Cost of Patient Discomfort

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

In busy clinics and hospitals, doctors must work efficiently to stay on schedule. Here in the U.S., the average length for a doctor’s appointment is 20 minutes. In the world of fast-moving medical care, patient comfort cannot fall through the cracks. Doctors rely on RNs, LPNs, and Medical Assistants to help patients feel at ease during appointments. In…

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Top 5 Design Flaws in a Traditional Speculum That Your Patients Hate

Top 5 Design Flaws in a Traditional Speculum That Your Patients Hate

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

In surveys conducted by the American College of Physicians, an alarming percentage of patients reported discomfort with routine pelvic exams. A median of 35% of women experienced pain and discomfort, while a median of 34% reported pain, embarrassment, and anxiety. Women who experienced these negative outcomes from pelvic exams were less likely to return to that provider…

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3 Ways Single-Use Devices Protect Your Practice From Liability Claims

By Kelly Ottaviano / March 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Nowadays, lawsuits against medical practices are no longer solely based on medical errors in treatments. They also include how patients perceive a practice and how they feel they were treated – or mistreated – by the healthcare providers at a practice. Effects of Liability Claims Although this may seem irrational, it’s the reality. The implications…

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The Top 7 Reasons Why Small Practices Should Switch to Single-Use Medical Devices

By Kelly Ottaviano / March 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

As the owner or manager of a small medical practice, you likely do everything you can to deliver a safe, superb patient experience while controlling costs. But with limited staff and resources, achieving this goal can be an intimidating task. Fortunately, the availability of single-use medical devices now makes reaching this goal easier than ever.…

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Pelvic Exams: Uncomfortable but Necessary for Female Patients

By Kelly Ottaviano / March 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Annual medical checkups are critical to helping women maintain optimal physical health. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists call these well-woman visits. These appointments give doctors an opportunity to speak with patients about minimizing medical risks. The physicians tell women about preventive services and screenings. They perform routine screenings to catch cancers and sexually transmitted…

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Out of Darkness, Integrated Light: Reducing Errors During Anoscopy Procedures

By Kelly Ottaviano / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

One of the fastest ways for doctors to determine the presence of anal and rectal disorders ranging from hemorrhoids and inflammation to polyps, foreign objects, tumors, and infection, is the anoscopy. This relatively simple examination saves time, money, and mistakes in just a few minutes of observation. Anoscopy can determine whether the patient has a disorder…

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Unreliable and Unpredictable: Reusable Medical Devices’ Real Cost

By Kelly Ottaviano / February 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

When it comes to health care, Americans make frequent use of available facilities and treatments for a wide range of ailments: While hospital admissions have decreased in recent years, about 35 million Americans are admitted to a hospital every year. One in five Americans visits the emergency room annually. Nearly 85% of Americans have contact with a health care professional in a…

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