How Do You Wear Your Scrubs?

By Jessica L. TaylorHot Topics, Medical DevicesLeave a Comment

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The medical field is not like it used to be.  And neither is medical wear. A recent Medline University poll of 1,400 healthcare workers from hospitals, nursing homes and other patient care settings found that nearly 60 percent have some choice in the scrubs they wear to work. Respondents also stated the most important features of scrubs are comfort, fit, … Read More

Hand Hygiene Safety: What Needs to Be Done to Improve the Well-Being of Clinicians?

By Martie L. MooreClinical Solutions, Medical DevicesLeave a Comment

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The most valuable set of tools for nurses are our hands. However, the constant hand washing, scrubbing and sanitizing can also be detrimental to our most valuable tools. As a matter of fact, a recent University of Manchester study revealed that healthcare workers who follow hand hygiene protocols are 4.5 times more likely to suffer from moderate to severe skin … Read More

The Newest Tool in CAUTI Prevention

By Barbara ConnellMedical DevicesLeave a Comment

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Last month, the American Nurses Association (ANA) released a new evidence-based RN assessment and decision-making tool to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). Why the Focus on CAUTI? The CDC has reported that while most hospital-acquired conditions and infections are improving, CAUTI rates are rising, and there is no universally accepted evidence-based tool for CAUTI reduction like there are for … Read More