Primary Care

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

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

By Kelly Ottaviano / October 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Individually-Wrapped Components

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

By Kelly Ottaviano / September 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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5 Ways to Make Your Outreach Clinics More Efficient

5 Ways to Make Your Outreach Clinics More Efficient

By Kelly Ottaviano / August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Exam at gynaecologist office without cross-contamination

Reducing the Risk of Cross-Contamination from Vaginal Exams

By Kelly Ottaviano / July 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Specialist medical equipment in hospital. The laryngoscope is used for intubation, whereby a flexible plastic tube is inserted into the trachea (windpipe) during treatment.

Improve Examinations With Sure-Scope Single-Use One Piece Lighted Laryngoscope

By Kelly Ottaviano / July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

A laryngoscopy is a procedure that looks at the larynx that uses a lighted laryngoscope. This includes the vocal cords, along with other nearby structures such as the throat. Further, the larynx helps individuals talk, breathe, and swallow. It is on top of the trachea at the back of the throat. There are two types…

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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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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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female doctor talking to female patient

5 Reasons Female Millennials Skip Their Annual Exam

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 29, 2018 / 1 Comment

STD’s, cancers, uterine fibroids, and other health concerns are not uncommon among women between the ages of 18 and 34. Also not uncommon among them is the idea that annual exams aren’t that important. But no matter what the popular opinion is, there are vital reasons for Gen Y’ers to schedule an appointment soon and to go…

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Updates on Medicare penalties for hospital-acquired conditions

By Kelly Ottaviano / January 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

In 2017, several hundred hospitals were hit with the Medicare penalty, despite controversy over the fairness and accuracy of the punishment. 

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HIV Linked to Rising Rates of Anal Cancer in Men

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

While anal cancer is a rare, rates have been rising in HIV-infected men. 

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