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CDC warns Zika virus ‘not controllable’

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention delivered a grim assessment...

What you need to know about those new,...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned open-heart surgery patients recently that they...

International trial shows no survival advantage with fresher...

Patients who receive transfusions of “older” blood are not any more likely to die...

You can blame cigarettes for nearly 3 in...

Cigarette smoking can be blamed for at least 167,133 cancer deaths in the U.S....

CMV is a greater threat to infants than...

The world has been galvanized by the Zika epidemic spreading through the Americas, which...

Obamacare enrollment for 2017 plans and what they’ll...

Shopping for health plans sold on the federal Obamacare marketplace began Monday, with...

Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity Health in merger talks

Hospital operator Catholic Health Initiatives, which has struggled after rapid expansion and a foray...

Seeking Future Famer 2017 nominations

Have a developing leader, a peak performer, a rising star in your midst or...


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Benefits of Vendor Consolidation in the New Healthcare Environment

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Talk to anyone in the healthcare industry and before long you’ll hear the same four letter word: cost. Cutting costs and saving money on procurement is an everyday challenge.

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Keeping The Operating Room Alive: Mitigating Operating Room Shutdowns

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The main hospital campus of a large, nonprofit, health care system was struggling with a Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) challenged by increased processing volumes. Without CSSD renovation would the ORs shutdown?

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November 2016 Product Picks

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inside the current issue - November 2016

Acute observations about non-acute care sourcing

One of the latest outgrowths of healthcare reform demands centers on the “continuum of care” concept. This represents a clinical trend where the healthcare...

Non-acute connections to acute care?

What can acute care or hospital-based Supply Chain executives and professionals learn from non-acute care sourcing? Eight experts shared their insights. Howard Mann, Vice President,...

Demand an optimal supply

The rate at which surgical cases have grown in complexity is overwhelming. While in the past every procedure was an “open case,” with the...

Strength in numbers

It’s not a hoax. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is real — has been for decades — and it’s getting worse. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Is that really clean?

Sponsored by   Learning Objectives: Define what “clean” means for reusable medical devices.  Discuss the required human and equipment elements for effective cleaning. Discuss the...

Sterile expiration dates, addressing allergies with laundry service, daily performance tests

Submit your questions email: phone: (941) 927-9345 ext. 202 Q The self-seal peel pouches that we use have an expiration date printed on the outside of...

CS professionals should celebrate Perioperative Nurse Week

International Central Service Week and International Infection Prevention Week were both celebrated in October and hopefully, professionals from both groups honored the other during...

Sterile Processing intersects cost, quality and outcomes

Mince no words: Sterile Processing is essential to assuring and ensuring high-quality healthcare delivery. In fact, one may argue successfully that the sterile processing...

Manufacturer IFUs can stray from validation

The most misunderstood and overlooked aspect of any reusable device manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing their product is whether those IFUs have...

Missing links in manufacturer instructions-for-use can lead to process kinks

Those instructions-for-use (IFUs) that device manufacturers provide to hospitals and other healthcare facilities for their sterile processing and distribution (SPD) professionals to consult when...

Is that REALLY clean?

The November Self-Study Series Article is here!
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The list of hard-to-treat infections and diseases is growing; and experts are urging fast and aggressive action or we risk facing a point of no return.

Yet, even though the calls grow louder and the pressure intensifies, too many healthcare facilities still struggle to implement solid antimicrobial stewardship programs.

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Today's Headlines

• CDC warns Zika virus 'not controllable'
• What you need to know about those new, deadly heart-surgery infections
• International trial shows no survival advantage with fresher red blood cells
• You can blame cigarettes for nearly 3 in 10 cancer deaths in the U.S., study says
• CMV is a greater threat to infants than Zika, but far less often discussed
• Obamacare enrollment for 2017 plans and what they'll really cost you
• Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity Health in merger talks
• Seeking Future Famer 2017 nomination
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• HSCA announces improved access to healthcare product information...
• Flesh-eating bacteria infection kills man in four days
• Lack of health insurance and low socioeconomic status increase mortality from sepsis in newborns
• Expanding role of hospitalist PAs achieves similar clinical outcomes, costs less
• CDC announces supplemental funding opportunity for continued Zika response in 2017
• EVARREST Fibrin Sealant Patch gains FDA approval on expanded indication for general hemostasis
• Federal agencies express support for updated safe infant sleep recommendations
• Nurse who caught Ebola settles suit against Dallas hospital
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