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How Healthcare Label Adhesive Selection Impacts Patient Safety

Healthcare organizations spend millions on state of the art diagnostic equipment, life-saving drugs and medical devices that improve patient care. But, there are times when less costly supplies create unforeseen problems with these investments. And, in some situations, problems that disrupt the clinical staff’s ability to provide effective patient care. Fortunately, they are problems that proper healthcare label adhesive selection can prevent. [...]



9 Veterinary Time Saving Tips

Lack of time. It’s high on the list of challenges that veterinarians and their staff face each day. And, although it’s frustrating when complications from treating a pet disrupts your schedule, wasting time on simple office tasks is worse. So, give yourself and your clients a few more minutes instead.[...]



Enhance Compliance Using These Label Formats

The Joint Commission survey process helps healthcare organizations assess, measure and improve performance. And although they scrutinize numerous clinical interactions, there are many other non-clinical functions that require conscious attention and follow up.

But whether you are identifying IV lines and classifying medications for a patient or recording calibrations and tracking maintenance dates for equipment, these specific labeling steps can help you meet compliance standards and elevate patient safety.

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7 Reasons To Support Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

Eighty-five million families in the U.S. own a pet. And for most of them, their pet is a loyal companion and a valued member of the family. But, for all the pets in loving homes, there are millions that spend their time in shelters. And, we believe that we can help reduce that number. Here's how you can help. [...]



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.[...]



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