April 2023

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Surgical/Critical Care

An ever-evolving environment

March 23, 2023
The Operating Room is the center of it all. Compare it to the main stage. Or the cockpit. Or home plate. It is, rightly so, the most heavily focused upon environment within the...
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Storage Primary
Sourcing & Logistics

Racked and stacked: Shelving, storage options keep supply chain on track

March 23, 2023
Shelving and storage serve as the bones, if not the entire skeleton, of a storeroom or warehouse, which represents the bulwark of a healthcare organization’s operational success...
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Surgical/Critical Care

Talent and technology must converge in respiratory care delivery

March 23, 2023
Breathing is essential to life, but most individuals take it for granted until they experience an issue. In today’s world of contagious respiratory illnesses (RSV, flu, SARS-CoV2...
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Infection Prevention

Infection prevention solutions worth watching

March 23, 2023
Successful best practices look to enhance protocols and prevention.
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Pretreatment Primary
Sterile Processing

Pre-empting pre-treatment in the OR not CSSD’s preference, nor industry standard

March 23, 2023
Among those administratively, clinically, financially and operationally associated with healthcare procedures, most acknowledge that pre-treating surgical devices and instruments...

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Sterile Processing

SPD administrative controls play key role in staff safety

March 23, 2023
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identify five levels of controls for managing workplace...
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Sp Insights Primary
Sterile Processing

Hemostats, box locks, and fractures: oh why?!

March 23, 2023
QWe are having issues with a lot of our hemostats being fractured in the box lock area. Can you share your thoughts on why this might be happening? ATo me, one of the most common...
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Base Primary
Sterile Processing

Don’t be a tool

March 23, 2023
Peer into any building contractor or mechanic’s garage, truck or van and you’ll likely see a version of the famed Fibber McGee closet from the 1930s-1940s radio show and movies...
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Surgical/Critical Care

Operations Overview

March 23, 2023
Courtesy of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), here are some statistics concerning what is going on most frequently within our operating rooms today:· More...
Value Delivered Primary
Sourcing & Logistics

What delivers the “Value” in Value Analysis?

March 23, 2023
Value analysis is not new; the concept has been around since World War II, when some General Electric engineers were forced to find alternatives for materials that they could...