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Coronavirus Infection Prevention Strategies

Unfortunately, the impact that the coronavirus, COVID-19, may have on us, our community and the nation is unknown. Will travel restrictions increase? Will business and school closures become the norm? What impact will the virus have on our jobs, the economy and our daily life? The fact is we don’t know. But here’s what’s likely. It won’t just go away in a month or two. Instead, it will take time to understand the impact. Time to develop a vaccine and determine how we can prevent it in the future. It will force us to remain aware of our surroundings and be diligent in finding ways to minimize the virus’s spread. Meanwhile, here’s one thing we do know. The same steps that we use to minimize our exposure to influenza and other viruses are also effective coronavirus infection prevention strategies. [...]



United Ad Label 2020 Spring Veterinary Catalog

Like most organizations that deliver healthcare services, the demands on veterinary practices have changed. In fact, technological advancements have led to new diagnostic techniques, drugs, therapeutic regimes and preventive care that weren’t available to provide only a few years ago. But, one of the biggest change drivers is the pet owner themself. Because, now more than ever before, they insist that their pets lead the same healthy life they do. These changes present an opportunity for new and expanded services. What’s more, they require proper documentation to ensure effective patient care. United Ad Label carries an extensive selection of veterinary labels that help practices meet the demands of an expanded service offering. [...]



United Ad Label 2020 Spring Healthcare Catalog

Medication without harm. Because the purpose of prescribing medication is to cure, halt, or prevent disease or ease symptoms, it seems like an obvious statement. Yet medication errors occur with thousands of patients each year in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Further, the National Academy of Medicine estimates that 7,000 deaths occur annually due to preventable medication errors. Effective medication labeling is one way to combat adverse drug events. United Ad Label carries an extensive selection of anesthesia labels and flag labels for vials and syringes that help healthcare workers with effective medication dispensing. [...]



10 Facts About Veterinary Labels

It takes a variety of supplies to run your practice. And although drugs, medical supplies and animal food top the list of expenditures, they aren’t the only essential items. In fact, it’s impossible to execute vital tasks like medication dispensing and hazardous material identification without veterinary labels. They may not get the same scrutiny as the higher expenditure categories but when managed effectively there are steps you can take to impact costs and ensure effective patient care. Here are 10 facts about veterinary labels that may change your opinion about their importance.[...]



5 Steps To Better Compliance

Compliance departments work to ensure their facility continuously meets state, federal and independent accreditation standards. And with complex clinical processes and changing standards, that is no easy task. But, maintaining compliance isn’t always about implementing complex routines. In fact, it is most successful when the right thing to do is the easiest thing to do. And for many standards, the easiest thing to do is to incorporate a label as a communications device. Healthcare labels serve as an information dashboard and help organizations meet compliance objectives.[...]



Pet Dental Labels

It’s estimated that half of all dogs and cats that are patients of a veterinary practice today need some level of dental care. In fact, Banfield Pet Hospital’s “2016 State of Pet Health Report” estimated that periodontal disease could be found in 76 percent of dogs and 68 percent of cats. Further, fractured teeth in dogs and tooth resorption in cats are extremely common dental issues. With these canine and feline issues, it’s no wonder that veterinarians are choosing to add dental services to their practice portfolio.[...]



How Hand Hygiene Labels Reduce Flu Outbreaks

As recently reported by the CDC, “Seasonal flu activity in the United States has been elevated for eight weeks and continues to increase.” With nearly 4,000,000 cases already reported, the 2019-2020 flu season is on pace to exceed outbreaks reported over the last few years. In fact, 37 states report high virus activity forcing numerous hospitals to enact visitor restrictions in an attempt to prevent additional infections. [...]



Healthcare Label Adhesive Selection

Moving patients safely through a healthcare facility requires the effective orchestration of medical care, physical resources, and internal systems. And as crucial as electronic health records, medical devices and medications are to the process there is another item that healthcare providers rely on to get patients from the point of admission to the point of discharge while maintaining quality patient care. Labels. In fact, they help guide dozens of diverse clinical care steps throughout the patient journey. From medication dispensing, IV tubing and communicating critical patient information, to disinfection, sterilization and infection prevention, labels are an essential part of the workflow. But, only if the label works properly. And if it doesn’t, a displaced label can disrupt patient care and potentially impact patient safety. Here’s how to make the right label adhesive selection.[...]



The UAL Catalog Helps You Make More Effective Purchases

With more than 4,000 labels that serve the needs of healthcare organizations, veterinary practices, manufacturers, distributors, professional services, and more, the United Ad Label catalog is more than just a listing of products. It’s a resource that you can use as a reference tool, to compare product options, answer common questions and save money.[...]



How To Meet USP <800> Labeling Requirements

It’s a common occurrence in health systems every day. Workers handle hazardous drugs (HD). In fact, more than 12 million doses of an HD are administered each year by nearly 8 million healthcare workers. What’s more, if the drugs are handled improperly, the workers put themselves and others at risk. That’s why it’s vital to design a process to avoid these dangers which is the purpose behind USP <800>. The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) developed requirements for hazardous drugs with intent to limit exposure to healthcare workers, patients, staff, family or visitors. And it goes into effect December 1, 2019.[...]



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