5 Strategies to Reduce Surgical Site Infection [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Did you know, Surgical site infections are the second most common type of healthcare associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals (290,000 per year) and account for the greatest additional healthcare cost, between $3.5 and 10 billion per year. (Reference 5) So what exactly is a Surgical Site Infection (SSI)? The CDC reports defines a surgical site infection as an infection that occurs after … Read More

QuietPacs Help Create a Calming Patient Experience

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Through Medline’s research and manufacturing expertise we’ve really hit the mark on how to extend the hospital’s brand and image and, most importantly, understand how a few meaningful changes can make a big difference in patient experience. The end result is Medline’s new QuietPac, a pre-packed and specially branded kit that promotes calm and rest through amenities such as an … Read More

Reduce the Risk of Pressure Ulcers with Education and Training

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1. At Risk for Pressure Ulcers All surgical patients should be considered at risk for pressure ulcer development because of the uncontrollable length of surgery and the effects of anesthesia, along with the use of vasoactive medications that affect blood pressure and heart rate during surgery.¹ 2. Specialized Mattress Overlays In a study of 446 patients undergoing elective major surgery, specialized foam mattress overlays on operating tables decreased the incidence of postoperative pressure ulcers.² … Read More

Innovative Surgical Procedure Pack Identification System Improves Safety, Reduces Pack Confusion

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This first-of-its kind surgical procedure pack identification system to help improve OR efficiency, eliminate waste and enhance patient safety. Featuring easy-to-read color-coded labels and forms, Medline’s EMPOWER Packaging System is the first major design innovation for surgical procedure packs since they were initially used in the health care industry more than 30 years ago. Launched at the 60th Annual Association of periOperative Registered … Read More