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3 More Efficient Ways to Identify Patients at an ASC

3 More Efficient Ways to Identify Patients at an ASC According to a recent survey with PDC customers, a majority of Ambulatory Surgery Centers are using a printed label adhered to a paper or plastic wristband as their method of identifying patients. While this method enables them to satisfy the Joint Commission’s Two Patient...

How Breast Centers are Improving Patient Experience

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Due to increasing scrutiny around patient satisfaction and what it may mean for reimbursement, patient volume, and quality standards, it’s no surprise that patient experience is at the forefront of breast centers’ priorities. We spoke with many of our top breast health professionals about the top priorities for their facilities. As expected, improving patient experience topped the list, followed...

5 Easy Ways to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Your Healthcare Organization

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an important time to bring attention to a disease that 1 in 8 women have a chance to develop. Raising awareness helps educate women on the warning signs and symptoms of breast cancer, promotes regular cancer screening, and raises funding for research to help save lives.  From identification...

5 Ways Flu Shot Stickers Can Help You Prepare for This Flu Season  

Spread the word and not the flu! PDC’s Flu Shot Stickers can help your facility meet compliance while encouraging staff and patients to get vaccinated annually. Flu season can be a hectic time for healthcare facilities, and a full staff is vital to maintaining an efficient workflow. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Video Q&A with Dr. Christopher Walters: The Details Behind Ident-Alert® IV Port Clips

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Developed with anesthesiologist Dr. Christopher Walters, Ident-Alert® IV Port Clips are a simple way to help prevent IV medication errors during surgery. The clips are designed specifically for IV injection ports to act as a last step visual cue and reminder for medication warnings or allergies. They help prevent potentially lethal medication administration errors by alerting the anesthesiologist right at...

The Power of a COVID-19 Vaccine Sticker

Driving Confidence and Compliance Similar to Flu Shot Stickers, using COVID-19 Vaccine Stickers can help healthcare facilities promote employee vaccinations while also encouraging patients to get vaccinated.  The CDC published a full COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit, which includes sticker templates, to help build confidence about the COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare teams and other staff.  PDC...

Ideal Option Clinic Installs React Mobile® Employee Safety Solution

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ABOUT Ideal Option With 65 clinics in 10 states, Ideal Option is one of the nation’s largest outpatient providers of medication-assisted treatment for addiction to opioids, alcohol, methamphetamines, and other substances. Founded in 2012 by two emergency medicine physicians, Ideal Option’s mission is to provide underserved populations with low-barrier access to evidence-based addiction...

The Three Most Vital Aspects to Hospital Security

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The key to creating a comprehensive hospital security program is to avoid the desire to find a "one size fits all" solution. With so many aspects to cover, you're unlikely to find a "does it all" system that meets your needs.  Your hospital security system should include a focus on these three functions: Ensuring only authorized personnel are on site ...

Addressing Workplace Violence in Emergency Departments: Contributing Factors and Solutions

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Emergency departments are one of the most, if not the most, dangerous departments in modern-day hospitals. Emergency department staff are tasked with caring for people in a variety of different situations, from drug overdoses to cases of extreme violence. With workplace violence rates rising in hospitals and emergency departments, hospitals are thinking proactively about how to best protect employees. To...

Can Wearable Technology Keep Healthcare Employees Safe?

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Over the past few years, the interest in wearable technology has surged exponentially. Seemingly everywhere you go, someone in close proximity to you will be wearing a piece of technology. These devices range from smart-watches to advanced heart rate monitors, sleep trackers, and so much more. Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg. The future of...