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Application now open for new award recognizing improvements in healthcare disparities

The Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity, a new award program from The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente, is now accepting applications through July 8, 2021.

World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship Passes Final Sea Trials

Mercy Ships announced this week that the Global Mercy has now completed deep water sea trials, one of the final milestones in the countdown towards the hospital ship’s delivery, equipping, maiden voyage and launch into service to sub-Saharan Africa in 2022.

Healthmark Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification

Healthmark Industries announced that it has received ISO 13485:2016 certification. ISO 13485:2016 is designed to support medical device manufacturers in designing quality management systems that establish and maintain the effectiveness of their processes.

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Power of Teamwork

Power of Teamwork

Teamwork within a health care facility is key to achieving the goal of delivering exceptional patient care and achieving high levels of patient satisfaction.

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Sterile Environment Best Practices

Sterile Environment Best Practices

By Don Sadler Sterilization is one of the most critically important aspects of patient safety today. This underlines the vital role played by sterile processing in today’s health care environment. Kimberly Smith, MS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, the owner of KAS Sterilization...

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Service-Driven Success

Service-Driven Success

One of the challenges ASCs may face in improving customer service is training staff to adopt a customer service mindset and acclimating them to a different approach to patient care and interactions.

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Positioning Patients Safely

Positioning Patients Safely

The statistics with regard to safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) are not encouraging. Let’s start with the fact that more than half (51 percent) of nurses say they have experienced musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) pain at work from handling patients, according to...

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Reducing HAIs and SSIs

Reducing HAIs and SSIs

By Don Sadler Despite the renewed attention that has been focused on the problem of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and surgical site infections (SSIs) in recent years, the number of infections occurring remains alarmingly high. Approximately 300,000 SSIs...

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