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The Joint Commission Promotes Psychosocial Well-being of Health Care Professionals

Health care workers in the U.S. have been facing the COVID-19 pandemic for more than three months now. Stressors such as insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE), fears of infection, feelings of isolation from family, and harassment from the community for...

EA Health and Synergy Surgicalists Announce Business Merger

Synergy Surgicalists – one of the nation's top providers of orthopedic and general surgicalist staffing for hospitals – and EA Health – a leading provider of physician staffing services and specialty physician on-call compensation solutions – have announced a business...

Surgery Exchange Launches Surgery Exchange Network

To cut down on inefficiencies and waste associated with implant procedures, Surgery Exchange is offering enhanced visibility and cost savings to device manufacturers. Surgery Exchange is a specialized suite of software solutions designed to support hospitals with...

SETi Plans Online Sales for Surface Disinfection Device and Portable Air Purifier with Violeds Technology

Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. (“SETi”), the first compound semiconductor for UV LED solutions (Violeds) and Seoul Viosys’ subsidiary, launches portable air purifiers of brand “VAC” and surface disinfection devices of brand “VSM+” with Violeds technology to reduce...

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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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Spotlight on Brenda Muchelli, RN, BSN

Spotlight on Brenda Muchelli, RN, BSN

By Matt Skoufalos Brenda Muchelli calls herself “a second-degree nurse.” Like many in the field, medicine wasn’t her first vocational choice – at least, not human medicine. Muchelli’s first degree was in zoology, and her first assignment was at the nonprofit Cape May...

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[Sponsored] Company Showcase: Medline

[Sponsored] Company Showcase: Medline

ReadyPrep CHG® 2% Pre-Saturated Cloth for Preoperative Skin Preparation SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS: MULTIPLE PATHOGENS AND ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE Surgical site infections (SSIs) increase a patient’s risk of other morbidities and mortality, while increasing healthcare...

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