Over the last 200 years, there are a few medical breakthroughs that have had an enormous impact on the life expectancy of people worldwide. From Joseph Lister who introduced the importance of hand washing and using antiseptics during surgery to Alexander Fleming who created penicillin, these two doctors' discoveries saved millions of lives. But there’s another doctor that deserves a spot on the Mount Rushmore of medical breakthroughs. That is Edward Jenner the “Father of Immunology.” He created the first vaccine against smallpox and his contributions led to other inoculations that protect us against life-threatening illnesses. But for providers, the medicine itself is only part of the process. Administering vaccines safely demands steps that support patient safety initiatives. Use this ultimate guide to vaccine labeling to ensure you meet those standards.
What do Toys “R” Us, Sports Authority and Blockbuster have in common? They are three respected brands that failed because they didn’t generate the profits necessary to stay in business. In fact, companies of all shapes and sizes fail. There were over 20,000 bankruptcies last year and 60% of new businesses fail within five years. Although corporations may prioritize profits more than a veterinary practice, maintaining an appropriate bottom line provides one of the greatest benefits, the ability to build an organization that represents their ideals and objectives. Although many veterinarians may consider caring for animals their top priority, a reasonable level of profits should rank high on the list. Here’s how veterinary practices can increase profitability and drive growth.
Have you ever turned on your air conditioner on the first hot day of the season only to find that it isn’t working? Whether it’s a clogged filter or components that need cleaning, routine maintenance performed at the end of the previous season would have likely identified the issues, prevented an emergency call to your HVAC service provider and averted the abnormally warm temperatures in your home. For a consumer, skipping this step results in a minor inconvenience. But for organizations like hospitals, ambulatory centers, clinics and more, the disruptions are far more troublesome. That’s why employing preventive techniques is essential to help avoid unexpected downtime and disruptions that impact care. Preventive maintenance stickers complement preventive maintenance (PM) programs by communicating important safety, inspection and equipment status information to guide and inform users.