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Physician preference: Aligned, in line or out of line?

When it comes to physician preference in the healthcare organization, the two sides generally and historically follow this trend: Physicians represent church; Supply Chain...

Patient warming heats up

Maintaining normothermia in the surgical patient — keeping core body temperature consistently above 36° C (96.8° F) — demands diligence, adherence to best practices,...

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...

Seeing is believing

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) can put a significant dent in hospitals’ budgets since Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services refused to reimburse for certain infections...

Container complexities

To the average individual on the street, the topic of surgical instrument storage and containers seems like no big deal. How complicated can it...

Wrap vs. containers study prompts dialogue, questions among industry thought leaders

A recent scientific study,1 funded by Halyard Health and published in the American Journal of Infection Control, on the effectiveness of rigid containers versus...

How to handle open, unused, instrument kits; addressing excessive environmental heat...

Submit your questions email: editor@hpnonline.com phone: (941) 927-9345 ext. 202 Visit the Archives Q In accordance with the surgeon’s preference lists prior to the start of a case, the...

Elevating CS professionalism with IAHCSMM Fellowship

Fellowship status is among the highest honors professional organizations can bestow upon their members. The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management’s (IAHCSMM’s)...

SPD: Win-Win means collaboration, teamwork with Infection Preventionist

OCTOBER 2016
CBSPD Expiration: September 30, 2021
IAHCSMM Expiration: September 7, 2019

Outsourcing may not offer savings grace

From individual functions and roles to entire departments and operations, outsourcing remains a fiscally attractive opportunity for some healthcare organizations, whether they choose the...