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ACS and Surgical Infection Society announce new guidelines...

Newly released guidelines for the prevention, detection, and management of surgical site infections (SSIs)...

Will you be around in 5 years? Blood...

A new study suggests that an inflammatory marker found in middle-aged adults may be...

Whistle-blowing AIDS doctor reflects on roots of epidemic...

In October, the pioneering Chinese AIDS fighter Gao Yaojie disclosed her wish to be...

Parkinson’s linked to gut bacteria

For the first time, researchers have found a functional link between the bacteria in...

Joint Commission announces Medicare-deemed ASC surveyor changes for...

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, in order to better align with the Centers for Medicaid and...

Aerobic exercise preserves brain volume and improves cognitive...

Using a new MRI technique, researchers found that adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...

CIVCO demonstrates the latest in ultrasound probe reprocessing...

CIVCO demonstrated the latest in ultrasound probe reprocessing at RSNA this week. The ASTRA...

WHO releases new guidance for HIV self-testing

According to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, 40% of all people with...

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Elite 8 in ’16 extending supply chain operations to new heights

The capstone of HPN’s coverage at year’s end includes its annual snapshot of “Supply Chain Operations Worth Watching.” This year, eight organizations, spanning seven states,...

Nourish to flourish

When hospital patients are ill and malnourished/undernourished, the consequences are never good — patients suffer and so do facilities. That is unless clinicians take...

Connecting with GEDSA

Patients who need medications, nutrients and other fluids delivered simultaneously via tubes and catheters are at risk of enduring potentially fatal tubing misconnections. One...

Sharp points

More than 16 years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that safety-engineered sharps devices could prevent an estimated 62 to 88...

Chemical warfare for instruments

It seems like every few months another story on “dirty” surgical instruments hits the media and causes shockwaves throughout the industry. These news reports...

Worth the risk assessment!

Sponsored by   Learning Objectives: Discuss the development of a risk analysis. Review the differences between a risk assessment, risk management and risk communication. Describe...

Transporting clean instruments in biohazard-labeled containers; Using ultraviolet disinfection in the...

Submit your questions email: editor@hpnonline.com phone: (941) 927-9345 ext. 202 Q I am the nurse manager of surgical support services at a large urban medical center that...

When patient safety is prioritized, shortcuts aren’t an option

Most Central Service (CS) professionals are dedicated to doing what’s right to promote patient safety, deliver quality customer service and improve patient outcomes. At...

Inspection reflection: What’s Supply Chain’s connection?

Getting ready for a scheduled facility inspection by an accrediting, certifying or otherwise regulatory agency is a lot like getting your house in order...

Inspection dos and don’ts

To endure inspections, do this! Clinical and operational inspections – for accreditation, certification or for processes – can be stress-inducing but Supply Chain professionals can...
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Is it OK to transport CLEAN instruments in containers labeled Bio-hazard? What about UV disinfection in the SPD -- should this be routine practice?

Sterile processing expert Ray Taurasi gives the answers in HPN's December CS Solutions column.

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• ACS and Surgical Infection Society announce new guidelines for the prevention and treatment of surgical site infections
• Whistle-blowing AIDS doctor reflects on roots of epidemic in China
• Parkinson's linked to gut bacteria
• Joint Commission announces Medicare-deemed ASC surveyor changes for 2017
• Aerobic exercise preserves brain volume and improves cognitive function
• CIVCO demonstrates the latest in ultrasound probe reprocessing at RSNA
• WHO releases new guidance for HIV self-testing
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Inspection reflection: What’s Supply Chain’s connection?
Are Supply Chain pros far enough removed from the “sturm and drang” of regulatory inspections or are they supposed to be poised to support whoever needs it?

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• House approves the 21st Century Cures Act, sending landmark bill to Senate
• Study suggests handwashing compliance in child care facilities is insufficient
• Tighter prescribing rules: An anti-abuse strategy that could hurt patients in pain
• Why can't we bring down the number of new HIV cases?
• Diagnosing why innovation hasn't stopped healthcare productivity declines
• Chicago-area hospitals use apps to help patients recover
• Study offers genetic explanation why cancer occurs more commonly in males than females
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• No evidence for age-based mammography cut-off
• Premier Inc. expands GPO Position in continuum of care market with agreement to acquire Innovatix, LLC and Essensa Ventures, LLC
• 5 things to know about Rep. Tom Price's healthcare ideas
• CMS finalizes its measures under consideration list for pre-rulemaking
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