Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Let’s Get it Straight – Blood Tube Label Alignment Matters

Do you ever get blood collection tubes sent down to your lab that look like this? Do you have to constantly re-label your specimens because...
Influenza Vaccinations

CDC Publishes 2016-2017 Early Season Healthcare Workers Flu Vaccination Rates

With the 2017-2018 flu season approaching, it is vital for healthcare organizations to have an Influenza vaccination policy in place.  According to the CDC,...
4 Tips for Hospital Cybersecurity

4 Essential Tips to Fortify Your Hospital Cybersecurity

At PDC Healthcare, we are strong proponents of hospital cybersecurity in addition to on-site security at hospitals. In fact, we wrote a guide for...

3 Ways Specimen Labeling Errors Threaten Your Laboratory

According to an internal survey of PDC laboratory label users, with an average 5,500 specimens passing through laboratories monthly, accurate identification is critical, and...
Avoid hidden spending with PDC ValuePlus

How to Prevent Hidden Spending From Sinking Your Budget

When hospitals purchase healthcare identification products and supplies like patient wristbands and labels, many departments act independently, and may never know that they are...
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Infusion Errors, Instrument Cleaning Lead ECRI List of Top Tech Hazards

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Improving patient safety is a top priority among healthcare facilities.  The ECRI Institute recently published its annual list of top 10 health...
De-Identifying Medication Containers

Four Simple Ways to De-Identify Medication Containers

Many challenges present themselves in pharmacies daily, and we’d like to offer some helpful tips to tackle the important challenge of de-identifying medication containers.  ...

Robust Temperature Monitoring is Essential

Clinical laboratorians are well aware of the essential nature of temperature-controlled environments to modern medical diagnostics. Driven by the need to ensure the integrity...
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PDC Hosts 7th Annual Brady Walk for Community to Raise Money for Local Charities

PDC joined the other Brady Corporation locations around the U.S. for the Annual Brady Walk for Community event to benefit local charities. On May...

Do You Know Who is Roaming Your Halls?

Public arenas everywhere have cracked down on security, so why is healthcare so far behind this prominent trend? As a public institution, hospitals usher...