Best Practices for Removing Bioburden in Busy Operating Rooms

By Hassan BilalClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

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Painstaking care is taken every single day by the central sterile techs of hospitals and they’re a busy group.  For example, new data from Persistence Market Research projects the hip replacement surgery market to expand about four percent worldwide due to an aging population with increased cases of arthritis, hip fractures and hip bone infection. With operating rooms getting busier … Read More

Listening to the Story Behind the Data

By Martie L. MooreClinical Solutions, Hot TopicsLeave a Comment

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Gloves are like a second skin for clinicians but that hasn’t always been the case. It wasn’t until 1992. That’s when OSHA published its Bloodborne Pathogens Standard which required employees to use gloves, and other forms of personal protective equipment, to help limit occupational exposure. This marked a major shift in healthcare. Yet, this “second skin” has taken gloves from revolutionary … Read More

Three Reasons to Expand Clinician Thinking Around Blood Stream Infection Prevention

By Barbara ConnellClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

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Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) can lead to excess length of hospital stay and increased risk of mortality. Ever since they became a reportable Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outcome measure though, there has been a 46 percent reduction in CLABSIs in hospitals across the country. However, nearly 30,000 CLABSIs still occur in hospitals each year. 1 … Read More

Nocturia, Managing Nighttime Incontinence

By Michelle ChristiansenClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

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Medline tested frontline caregivers about their understanding of incontinence and best practices.  Of the 125 nursing assistants in large homes, the average score was just 52 percent.  That’s why everyday it’s brought to my attention, just how serious the issue is in long-term care.  In particular, is what happens at night – nocturia – which nursing homes are struggling with … Read More