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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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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Diagnosing anal cancer

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 18, 2017 /

Given that HPV is linked with anal cancer, it is important that health care facilities take the necessary steps to reduce the risk of cross-contamination with HPV in the clinical setting, namely by using single-use medical tools.

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Promoting the importance of routine pap smears: Tips for your clinic

By Kelly Ottaviano / March 17, 2017 /

There are a number of strategies that clinics can employ to help inform as many patients as possible about routine pap smears.

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Risk of superbug outbreak increased by reprocessing failure

By Kelly Ottaviano / January 19, 2017 /

Superbugs, much like less aggressive forms of HAIs, according to the Mayo Clinic, can lead to potentially life-threatening illnesses such as skin infections and pneumonia.

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Important infection control strategies that hospitals should consider

By Kelly Ottaviano / January 10, 2017 /

Despite rigorous government-mandated procedures for cleanliness and hygiene, healthcare-associated infections remain a common problem.

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Three diseases that can be spread through cross-contamination

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 15, 2016 /

Patients are routinely put at risk of cross-contamination and are exposed to a number of dangerous infections including HIV, HPV and MRSA as a consequence.

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