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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.[...]

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?[...]

2020 National 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.” But to bring focus to patient safety hot spots throughout the spectrum of care, each year The Joint Commission publishes their national patient safety goals. The goals touch on issues related to problems in healthcare safety and define steps on how to solve them. This post was updated in January, 2020 to reflect the most current information.[...]

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?[...]

IV Line Labels Impact On Adverse Drug Events

An IV line label is commonly viewed as small and simplistic. In reality, they contain numerous complexities. And if they are used incorrectly or are in conflict with internal protocols, they can contribute to adverse drug events. To ensure you taking the necessary steps to insure patient safety and maintain compliance, read more.[...]

The Importance of IV & Line Labels for Effective Care

How do you prevent adverse drug events (ADEs)? Even with protocols and automation, there are plenty of challenges that confront medical professionals. This post is the first in a four part series that details steps you can take to prevent adverse drug events, improve patient outcomes and meet TJC standards.[...]

How Allergy Labels Help Mitigate Common Healthcare Allergy Challenges

Allergy labels help provide a deterrent to allergic reactions in healthcare settings.

It’s estimated that nearly 50 million people in the U.S. are afflicted with nasal allergies. And allergies of one form or another affect 30% of adults and 40% of children. It’s a virtual guarantee that a percentage of patients are afflicted with some form of allergy. For hospitals, clinics, physician's offices and more, that’s nothing to sneeze at!

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