Loaner and Vendor Problems: The 3 C’s that Can Improve your SPD

Improve Sterile Processing Workflow with 3 C's
As the staff of most Sterile Processing Departments (SPD) can tell you, sterilization is getting complicated. As surgeries become more and more intricate and advanced, so too does the surgical equipment that needs to be sterilized. This can be seen most clearly in the issues that SPD faces with loaner instrumentation. Vendors may not always provide adequate amounts of sets...

Reducing Transfusion Errors in Hospitals

Nurses are always in demand for their time and attention to patient care. Resources are spread thin and multi-tasking is expected. With such challenging schedules and tasks that require a great deal of attention, healthcare staff is finding less and less time to manage everything. Fatigue and taxing schedules often lead to an increase in medical errors. Ultimately, these...

3 Ways Product Standardization Can Help You Get a Bonus

Supply Chain Employee Earns a Bonus
Supply chain management in healthcare is complex and demanding. Being a supply chain professional means you are constantly under pressure to perform many different roles. As a supply chain leader you must take on the responsibilities of an analytical expert, a financial advisor, a safety officer, and an advocate for innovation, among many other duties. You manage tens and...

The Challenges of Hospital Violence

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Fear is a common emotion experienced by people before entering the hospital. Depending on whether we are being admitted, or visiting a loved one, the degree of fear can vary.  This is fed by the questions we ask ourselves but are often unable to answer upfront, like,. “Am I going to be okay?” “Is my family member going to...

The 2018 Lab Specimen ID Report

Laboratory Specimen ID Report
Read the Report Now. Over 200 US hospital lab professionals participated in a survey developed to explore the top priorities, challenges, and concerns within the lab, as they relate to specimen errors and identification. Through this report, you can expect to learn how your peers answered, what it means, and how you can begin the dialog at your organization about...

What’s Keeping Hospital Pharmacy Professionals Up at Night in 2018

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The pharmacy department is an integral part of the hospital, and is one of the most complicated functions in terms of safety, finances, and the vast amount of regulatory requirements that must be followed. We recently spoke to a number of our top pharmacy customers about the impact of the political, economic, and regulatory changes introduced in 2017, and...

What’s Scarier than Americans’ Biggest Fears? Recent Study Suggests Medical Errors

Medical Errors
  Fear of the Unknown For many of us, there is nothing more terrifying than the thought of our smartphone breaking.  Our heart sinks and panic sets in as the phone slips from our grasp and plunges to its doom upon the hard ground below.  This is the reason Americans invest billions each year in protective covers and screens. Not because...

Quick Reference Guide to Mammography Skin Markers

The routine use of skin markers is considered best practice in breast imaging because they effectively identify points of interest and aid in communication between technologists and radiologists.  With a wide variety of skin marker types and styles, it can be challenging to decide which marker(s) will work best for your specific needs. Each marker is designed with its...

PDC Healthcare Launches New DuraProtect™ Laser Wristbands Engineered to Deliver Greater Durability at a Lower Cost

DuraProtect Laser Wristbands
Valencia, CA (November 29, 2017) – PDC Healthcare, a global leader of innovative identification and patient safety solutions, announced today the launch of DuraProtect™, its newest line of laser patient identification wristbands.  The new line of laser printable wristbands combines a protective laminate shield and advanced synthetic material to deliver optimized print and barcode scanning performance, improved protection and...

PDC Healthcare Introduces New Line of Spee-D-Mark™ 3D Breast Tomosynthesis Markers for Mammography

Valencia, CA (October 31, 2017) – PDC Healthcare, a global leader of innovative identification and patient safety solutions, announced today the release of its new line of Spee-D-Mark™ 3D Breast Tomosynthesis Markers for mammography.  Specifically designed for 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), Spee-D-Mark™ 3D Markers help technologists and radiologists mark and identify moles, scars, palpable masses, and areas of...