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Effectively Managing Manufacturers’ Equipment Cleaning & Maintenance Documents


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Manufacturers of reusable surgical instruments and biomedical equipment provide extensive guidelines for the care and maintenance of their products. These detailed directives include:
  • Instructions for Use (IFU) documents for reusable surgical instruments
  • Preventive Maintenance (PM) Service Manuals for biomedical equipment

A New Era Demands Immediate Action: Reduce The Escalating Spread of Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens


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Prepare yourself against new and emerging antibiotic resistant pathogens, such as the ESKAPE bacteria. Learn how to select the right disinfectant to combat these pathogens, and how to prepare your facility against these dangerous drug-resistant strains. With fewer effective treatments available against these pathogens, preventing infection is key.

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Resilient Flooring



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Look beyond initial cost by using Life-Cycle Costs Analysis to determine a floor’s total cost of ownership.

Whether it’s new construction, renovation or retrofit, flooring is a significant investment in any project. While tight budgets may influence specification, it’s important to take a comprehensive look at the cost of flooring materials over the course of their projected lifespan using Life-Cycle Cost Analysis.

An Approach to Improving the Quality and Consistency of Flexible GI Endoscope Reprocessing


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Transmission of pathogens by inadequately reprocessed flexible endoscopes is well documented in scientific literature and is recognized as a significant patient risk. This paper outlines a comprehensive approach to improving the quality and consistency of flexible endoscope reprocessing including more detailed training and support for reprocessing staff, use of rapid cleanliness indicators for each endoscope, use of terminal sterilization by ethylene oxide as a replacement for High Level Disinfection (HLD), and use of microbial monitoring audits.

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.

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?