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Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

3M responds to “Patient warming heats up”

We applaud you for raising awareness for the importance of keeping patients warm (normothermic) before, during and after surgical procedures. However, as a company...

Catheter-care trifecta: compliant, cost-effective, innovative

Most patients have one or more catheters—most likely an intravenous (IV) or Foley urinary catheter—placed when admitted to a hospital. While their functions are...

EVS on the frontline of infection prevention


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The Environmental Services (EVS) Department is as critical to a healthcare facility's survival as rainfall is to the health of a forest...

The complexities of the clinical environment of care and reusable medical devices

The risk for contamination of medical equipment and environmental surfaces is ever-present in the healthcare environment. However, risk can be successfully mitigated in most...

Tooling up to prevent Never Events

Healthcare changed dramatically in October 2008, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped reimbursing providers for many expenses related to certain...

Ten in 10

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Healthcare Purchasing News. Technically, HPN reaches the four-decade milestone in April as the bimonthly Purchasing Administration sported...

Treat an incision with wound-care precision

Wound care has become increasingly more advanced and precise with a variety of solutions now tailored to the different types of wounds clinicians treat...

Pre-warming as a prerequisite

Many factors can lead to hypothermia — anesthetics, air movement, cooler-than-normal temperatures in the surgical suite, evaporation of skin-prep solutions and other reasons. To...

HCA Gulf Coast learns the value of standardizing hernia mesh products

Overview Hospital HCA Gulf Coast Division Challenge Reduce the purchase and unnecessary use of hernia mesh products among certain patients. Solution Standardize hernia mesh products for certain patients by following...

Products, practices & partnerships key to prevention

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a troubling reality that healthcare providers have wrestled with for ages. Sometimes they win, sometimes they don't. According to the Centers...
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