Drug Disposal: Getting LTC Facilities to Think Beyond Kitty Litter

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Drug Buster blog 6-1-16

Annually, nearly 8.4 million people receive support from long-term care, including home health agencies, nursing homes, hospices, residential care communities and adult day service centers. Many people who receive long-term care also take multiple medications. For years, staff members have been disposing of unused and expired prescription drugs by flushing them down the toilet, mixing them with kitty litter or … Read More

Are You Practicing Proper Pre-Op Skin Preparation?

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Trichak blog 4-27-16

As surgical nurses, we see techniques come and go constantly as new technology and new evidence-based practices come into play. Hair reduction, antiseptic cleansing, and pre-operative skin preparation are all hot topics that have undergone scrutiny in the clinical setting. Regardless of the evolution of the latest and greatest mousetrap, the one fact that remains constant is that proper skin … Read More

Equipped for Change: Medline at ASCA 2016

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ASCA blog 5-11-16

Join Medline May 18-21 at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) meeting in Dallas to discover new solutions for your business and your practice. While you’re at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, visit Medline’s booth #329 to learn more about our products and solutions. From our expertise and insight partnering with ASCs, we’ll share tips on how you can elevate … Read More

What Else is Your Glove Doing for You?

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Healthcare workers and patients alike are constantly told that handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of illness and infection.1 Compared to any other profession, healthcare workers following hand hygiene protocols are surprisingly 4.5 times more likely to suffer from moderate to severe skin damage.2 Medline recently unveiled an innovative glove coated with colloidal oatmeal … Read More