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A systematic approach to surgical hemostat use supports standardization and cost efficiencies

Taking a systematic approach to bleeding management, a large U.S. teaching hospital saves $169,000 after implementing the the Hemostasis Optimization Program (HOP).

Measuring the true value of flooring for healthcare.


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See how nora flooring brought patient, staff satisfaction to expansion at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

Two years ago, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children completed a bold expansion that included over 200,000 square feet of nora flooring. Now it’s time to take a look at the long-term impact of nora floors—from a 30% increase in patient satisfaction to 75% increase in labor efficiency. See post-occupancy evaluation (POE) data and take a closer look at the ways nora has improved outcomes for Nemours.

How Value Analysis Teams (VAT) can improve overall quality, reduce costs and positively impact...

Delivering a consistent positive healthcare experience for every patient, without going red, is every facility's goal - and Value Analysis Teams (VATs) play a critical role in making that happen.

Bethany Gleim, director of value analysis for ASP Global begins by explaining what smart global sourcing is and how it can impact your VAT. She offers proven ways to advance quality and increase standardization while reducing costs. If your VAT is not familiar with global sourcing, they should be. Click here to dowload the White Paper.

Researching the Right Disinfectant for Your Facility Without Damaging Instruments or Surfaces


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This whitepaper discusses the importance of surface disinfectants in the struggle against HAIs, and the importance of making sure those disinfectants are effective while safe on clinical surfaces.  This paper presents thirteen questions to consider when selecting a disinfectant, such as contact time and surface compatibility...

Driving Productivity with Simulation: A Central Sterile Department’s Success


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The Surgical department of a hospital system was growing rapidly through the addition of a Women's Center and expanding their surgical programs. Their 37 ORs were supported by a Sterile Processing Department that recognized productivity improvements were necessary to meet the increasing surgical caseload....

100 Facts About Bed Bugs

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Once upon a time, bed bugs played little more than a bit part in a children's nursery rhyme. But since they scut tled out of obscurity into the limelight more than a decade ago, the American public has found it hard to sleep tight. Bed bugs have inspired everything from disgust and dread to myths and misconceptions - not to mention making their fair share of headlines.

Keeping The Operating Room Alive: Mitigating Operating Room Shutdowns

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The main hospital campus of a large, nonprofit, health care system was struggling with a Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) challenged by increased processing volumes. Without CSSD renovation would the ORs shutdown?

Shortcuts to Sustainable Pest Management

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Seasons change, but pest pressure is constant and introduces unique challenges from month to month. Are you prepared? This Seasonal Guide to Pests will help strengthen your IPM program.
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