Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Still Striving to Inspire and Inform

By Karen FreyHot TopicsLeave a Comment

Breast Cancer Awareness

For 12 years now, Medline has been coming together to talk about breast cancer at the Association of periOperative Nurses’ annual conference.  There is no shortage of breast cancer awareness campaigns from companies and individuals.  Yet, the World Cancer Research Fund International states breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer among women. How Far We Have Come Medline … Read More

Breaking the Mold in Research & Development with Women [Video]

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Investment in research and development is booming, especially in healthcare.  From 2013 to 2015, medical and health companies grew their R&D by more than 13 percent.1  Despite that growth, a Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association study showed men outnumber women about 6-to-1 in R&D.2  The makeup of Medline’s R&D lab is breaking the mold with more women than men on the microbiology … Read More

Patient Safety: Putting Words Into Action

By Martie L. MooreHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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A major merger is happening in May, but the recent announcement came during a week both groups feel strongly about – Patient Safety Awareness Week.  The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will operate under the IHI name to revitalize patient safety.  Both organizations call the issue a critical one, but believe it’s overlooked. … Read More

Surprise Coming Soon at AORN 2017

By Sue MacInnesHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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One of the most exciting conferences that I go to each year is the annual Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference and Expo!  I don’t even know how many I have been to now, but it charges me up after a long winter.  It gets me motivated to see old friends.  I get excited about the different … Read More

Updated Infection Prevention Guidelines: Eight Key Components

By Barbara ConnellClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the rise of antibiotic resistance continue to confront healthcare facilities around the world.  Even though a large portion of HAIs are preventable through effective infection prevention and control (IPC) measures the World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that seven percent of patients in developed countries and 10 percent in developing countries will acquire at least one HAI.1 … Read More

EMS: Reflecting a New Paradigm in Collaborative Care

By Shradha PathakMedical DevicesLeave a Comment

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Workforce shortage is a burning challenge. Long term care providers everywhere, particularly in more remote, rural areas are especially pressed for resources to ensure patients discharged do not get readmitted.  According to the National Rural Health Association, the patient-to-primary care physician ratio is about 40 physicians per 100,000 people.  But how do you do more with fewer resources, especially when … Read More