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Masters of disaster planning approach crises as never events

As part of its 40th anniversary, HPN strove to profile 40 different crises a healthcare organization might experience and thoughts on how to handle them.

What about competition during crises, disasters?

A regional coalition of healthcare organizations should work together to coordinate and assist with disaster preparedness, response and recovery to support one another and the community as a whole.

A 3-D printer can do what?

John Hornick, attorney-author of 3D Printing Will Rock the World, expounds on some of his ideas and offers a healthcare-centric perspective on what could happen for facilities operating 3-D printers.

Tools of the trade

Innovation and progress continues in the surgical instrument market as manufacturers improve on earlier generations and introduce novel technologies.

Stopping sepsis in its tracks

Sepsis affects 27,000,000 people annually but strict adherence to best practices, guidelines, can help hospitals tackle the problem.

Validated? It’s complicated

The sterile processing community considers proposed efforts to standardize manufacturer IFUs for ease of use, to drive more effective cleaning/sterilization, and improve patient safety.

Selecting suitable storage and shelving; long sleeves in the SPD

Sterile processing expert Ray Taurasi answers questions about selecting the right storage and shelving and whether techs should wear long-sleeved shirts in the SPD.

Good repair vendor relations improve safety, cut costs

Healthcare facilities are jeopardizing patient safety and budgets if they aren’t partnering with their original equipment manufacturers and third-party servicing companies.

Wet sets: Assessing the issues

Post-sterilization moisture in terminally sterilized sets is clinically unacceptable and can be a nuisance to investigate … follow these guidelines to avoid the problem.
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