The Legacy Award recognizes Premier contracted suppliers that are actively engaged with the alliance, are committed to lowering costs through pricing and supply chain efficiencies, have been able to offer value based on individualized needs and situations, and have demonstrated corporate responsibility at community levels through provisions such as assistance during disasters, scholarship support, volunteer activities, and grants.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) Adjustable Stringers from Healthmark Industries save time and improve overall efficiency during instrument reprocessing. When adjusted to its maximum open position, the Adjustable Stringer exposes instruments to optimal cleaning in the instrument washer, and then can be adjusted to the width suitable for placement in a sterilization tray.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) CS-iQ Sterile Processing Workflow Management Software from Steris promotes productivity, traceability, and compliance within the CS department to support ORs. As functionality is added by each module, the benefits increase.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) New Pig’s PIG Grippy Surgical Absorbent Mat is an absorbent mat with an adhesive bottom that stays put, no matter what. The mat absorbs and retains up to three liters of liquid to help keep O.R. floors clean and safe.
Researchers who analyzed data in children under the age of 15 who had CT scans between 1996 and 2011 examined the frequency and level of radiation doses. They estimate that of the four million scans performed each year, more than 4,800 kids could develop future cancers as a result of radiation exposure.
Check out this epic (and pretty hilarious) musical endorsement of a "Wicked" hospitalist conference. Also, after you watch this video, please check out http://ZDoggMD.com and http://www.hospitalmedicine2013.org for more relevant information.
At a unit inside the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, scientists use highly specialized methods to study cancer in mice. It's no wonder why such a unit exists, as many important medical breakthroughs have come about over the years because scientists have studied mice.
Trainee surgeons are using tablet computers as a way to practice surgery outside the operating theater. The surgery app was designed by four surgeons in London and can be downloaded on a variety of devices. Dr. Sanjay Purkayastha, one of its developers, said they wanted to take surgical education to "another level." The app has been downloaded worldwide more than 80,000 times in less than six months.
A new study recently released by Michigan State University indicated that only five percent of people wash their hands for the recommended amount of time. Furthermore, the average time of handwashing is only six seconds. To make matters worse, half of hand washers don't even use soap. This video offers some more sobering information about this significant problem.
Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative Medical and Surgical solutions, among other core businesses, announced today that its THUNDERBEAT Advanced Energy Platform has been added to the Surgical Energy agreement with Premier.
The HotDog conductive fabric warming blankets and mattresses from Augustine Temperature Management meet SCIP normothermia guidelines. Air-free warming is recommended by orthopedic surgeons for improving patient safety in implant surgery.
Surveys reveal that the most common activity of physicians who use an electronic health record (EHR) and use a smartphone or tablet is "sending and receiving emails." The second most frequent activity among tablet users is accessing EHRs (51 percent daily). Just 7 percent of physicians use their smartphone to access EHRs.
Action Products Inc. has expanded its Action brand positioners line with two more head pads and three positioners to protect the smallest of patients. Incrementally different sized products are meaningful to improving the quality of care for this patient population.
The incidence of postoperative pneumonia and unplanned intubation decreased following implementation of a standardized postoperative care program, investigators reported. The frequency of postoperative pneumonia declined from 2.6 percent to 1.6 percent and the rate of unplanned intubation from 2.0 percent to 1.2 percent in the year after the postoperative care program went into effect.
One study overturns the common belief that RA patients have worse outcomes after a total knee replacement (TKR) than patients who undergo the operation for osteoarthritis. The other study demonstrates that RA patients who undergo a total hip replacement were as likely to have significant improvements in function and pain as patients with osteoarthritis (OA).