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The Language Of Label Item Numbers

Institutional knowledge. It’s the collective knowledge an employee accumulates during the time they work for an organization. Some of that knowledge may get translated into procedures and policies. But, most of it resides in your head, hands, and heart. And, it’s that institutional knowledge that helps you navigate through the system, circumvent problems and perform your job more effectively. Plus, it teaches you another language. One that your new or less experienced peers don’t understand.

It’s the language of part and product numbers.

If you frequently use certain items or purchase them for your operation and have been performing that task for any length of time, those numbers become a shortcut to doing your job faster. One look at the item and voilà, you know the details necessary to grab it from the supply cabinet, send in a requisition or make a purchase.

But what happens if you don’t speak that language? [...]



Save Time Using Popular Veterinary Label Formats

We love our modern conveniences. Whether it’s the garage door opener, TV remote or ice maker, it disrupts our day when they don’t work and we’re forced to go manual. But, it’s not just home appliances that cause frustrations. At work, there’s nothing more aggravating than clicking ”print” only to find that the output isn’t what you intended. And, it’s even worse when clients are waiting or a shipping deadline is near. So, the question we ask ourselves, often in a panic, is how do I fix this? Like many problems, prevention is the best remedy. Here are useful steps you can take to increase efficiency, minimize frustrations and problem solve a solution when options are scarce.[...]



How Weather Impacts Infection Prevention

Did the polar vortex increase the number of reported flu cases? And, did the geographic areas where temperatures remained near normal see a decrease? The results may surprise you.[...]



Keeping The Veterinary Practice Front Office Organized, Efficient And Cost Effective

From scheduling appointments, greeting patients and assisting them after an exam, keeping the veterinary practice organized requires the front office to juggle many responsibilities. For example, [...]



Steps To Better Hand Hygiene Compliance

Hand hygiene. Wash hands. Clean hands. Infection prevention. You pick the phrase but the fact is hand-washing is a never-ending problem for hospitals. Healthcare professionals know it’s the best way to prevent the spread of germs and diseases. But, on average, hand-washing compliance tops out at about 50%. That means when doctors, nurses and the medical staff come into contact with patients and germs, you can expect them to wash their hands every other time, at most! The potential for spreading infections and viruses have significant implications for healthcare providers. What can you do to impact improvement? [...]



5 Steps To Meeting Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals

Patient safety. It’s embedded into the processes and procedures of all health systems. Yet, consistently executing effective patient safety remains an ongoing challenge. In fact, faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health characterized patient safety improvements in hospitals as “excruciatingly slow.” There are steps you can implement to improve the process.[...]



Portable Oxygen Concentrator Labels For Home Healthcare

The rise of chronic disease and a new generation of baby boomer customers have increased the need for portable oxygen concentrators (POCs). [...]



Oxygen Cylinder Storage - New Labeling Guidelines

New oxygen cylinder storage guidelines impact hospital Biomedical and Clinical Engineering departments. Recently, the Joint Commission (TJC) revised their acceptable standards which had been in place for several years. Have you updated your workflow? [...]



Adopt A Shelter Pet Day - Shelter Pet Stories

Nearly 7,000,000 each year. Dropped off or found homeless. Animals that end up in shelters and hope for adoption. A chance to get back into a loving home. But although some make it out, many more don’t. And we want to increase the number that do. Here's how. [...]



Support And Nominate Your Local Animal Shelter

There are many reasons.

  • Lost, abandoned, or just given away
  • Mutts and purebred
  • 3.9 million dogs, 3.2 million cats and a mix of other animals
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