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March 2018 Product Picks

Custom-printed bouffant and scrub caps, Triclosan alternatives for hand hygiene, Ceiling supply units, ENFit filtered blunt needle for vial access of oral/enteral medications, Nationwide Lactation Consultant Directory

Resilience parries with relevance

Providers are demanding more from GPOs as “disruptors” enter the market. HPN examines how the GPOs are delivering.

Vizient voices support for market competition, backs GPO future

Pete Allen, Vizient’s Executive Vice President, Sourcing Operations, proffers his company’s view on the competitive landscape now and going forward.

Premier pokes at market competition concerns, touts GPO service

Group purchasing organization Premier, Inc. issues a response to speculation that new entrants will disrupt the market.

Prevention intention

Infection preventionists and clinicians share best products and practices for preventing hospital-acquired infections in HPN’s annual infection prevention success stories.

New surgical products instrumental to enhancing OR experience

Medical device manufacturers continue to introduce new tools that surgeons need to perform today’s complex surgical procedures.

The pitfalls and triumphs of IFUs

HPN explores industry efforts to standardize IFU formats, IFU validation, the latest industry guidance, present real-world challenges and best practices from CS/SPD professionals.

Maintaining case cart & containers critical for safety, success

Industry experts agree sterilization containers and case carts aren’t always getting enough attention when it comes to maintenance – an oversight that can jeopardize patient and employee safety.

Super-heat explained; a sink in every room; healthcare air 101

Ray Taurasi fields questions from sterile processing professionals about super-heated steam, instrument air and hand-washing stations.

The case for residual soil detection testing

March 2018
CBSPD Expiration: February 28, 2023
IAHCSMM Expiration: February 6, 2021