Medication Disposal System Geared to LTC

By MedlineClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

McKnights Drug Buster placement blog 6-8-16

There’s a buzz around nurse Sherry Day’s Drug Buster® medication disposal system. In a long-term care market where 70 percent of nurses surveyed told Medline they disposed of old medications by mixing with kitty litter or coffee grounds, Day’s creation is a game-changer. Click here to read more about how this system can help facilitate easy and safe medication disposal. Read … Read More

Are Superbugs Infesting Your Hospital?

By Barbara ConnellClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

Untitled design (22)

At the beginning of March, the CDC released the National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report that expands upon and provides an update to previous reports detailing progress toward the ultimate goal of eliminating Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). This national and state report reviewed data from 2014. The report results are encouraging, as there were a number of HAIs that have … Read More

Patient Safety Awareness Week: Going Back to Basics

By Martie L. MooreClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

Untitled design (20)

Recent findings from the CDC uncovered that 1 in 7 catheter- and surgery-related healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) transmitted in a hospital setting today have been caused by “superbugs,” or bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Additionally, these superbugs have traveled the care transition route, with 1 in 4 catheter- and surgery-related HAIs in long-term acute care hospitals attributed to multi-drug resistant … Read More

Top Takeaways from the 2016 AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit

By Lesly MarbanClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

Untitled design (14)

According to the Mariam-Webster dictionary, quality is defined as “degree of excellence” or the “high level of value.”  Every day, care providers in post-acute care facilities work tirelessly to meet this standard and improve the quality of care they provide for their residents.  That constant quality improvement model was the resonating theme at this year’s inaugural American Healthcare Association and … Read More

Why We are Still Talking about CAUTI

By Martie L. MooreClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

Untitled design

It may feel like we are constantly talking about CAUTI. It’s been at the forefront of prevention initiatives since 2008, and we’re still talking about it and still trying to improve because CAUTIs are still happening. They happen because of competing priorities, routines that can be resistant to change, nursing workload, or even patient or family request. UTIs in general … Read More