Breaking Down the Science of Good Communication

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In August, 16 Medline employees from all across the country flew to El Crucero, Nicaragua, for the company’s first-ever medical service trip. Partnering with Project C.U.R.E., the Medline volunteers worked with the local community of El Crucero to deliver health education on topics like hand hygiene, first aid, nutrition and dental hygiene. Jill Vocke is a scientist at Medline’s Research … Read More

Advancing the Health of Healthcare: A Two-Way Street

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Through Medline’s partnership with Project C.U.R.E., the company’s first-ever medical service trip was planned. In August, 16 Medline employees teamed up with non-profit organization to deliver education on hand hygiene, nutrition and first-aid to the community of El Crucero, Nicaragua. Matt Ley is a sales operations manager and documented what this trip meant to him and his work.  Looking back … Read More

Exposing Pressure Injury Problems in the Operating Room

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Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are costing hospitals billions of dollars in treatment.1 For major surgeries, HAPUs are adding 44 percent to the hospital costs. More research is being done, but research shows per patient, the cost of treatment is running $20,000 to $70,000. To learn more about focusing on the operating room to reduce the number of pressure injuries I spoke … Read More

From Strangers to Family through Medical Service

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In August, 16 Medline employees from across the country teamed up in El Crucero, Nicaragua, for the company’s first-ever medical service trip. As part of Medline’s continuing partnership with Project C.U.R.E., the group of volunteers delivered health education on topics like hand hygiene, first aid, nutrition and dental hygiene. Hugo Caba is a warehouse clerk and branch trainer at Medline, … Read More

Moving Nurses from Hospital Rooms to Board Rooms

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A recent American Hospital Association survey of more than 1,000 hospital boards found that just five percent of board members were nurses, but there is a campaign happening right now to get more nurses on boards.  The Nurses on Boards Coalition is implementing a strategy to bring the experience of nurses to governing boards and to state and national commissions with … Read More

De-Stress and Improve Communication with Medical Improv

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One of the main differences between improv comedy and medical improv is how instructors use the activity.  As a communication specialist and medical improv practitioner, I’m always looking for ways to bridge activities from improv that can teach important skills. Since the holidays can be filled with stress related to high-stakes pressures of nursing work, not to mention personal and … Read More