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ISO CLEANROOM REQUIREMENTS & CLEANROOM CLASSIFICATIONS

From pharmaceuticals to aerospace, many industries today depend on cleanroom technology. These safe and contaminant-...
 

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WHAT IS CAVICIDE & HOW IS IT USED? 

The CDC estimates that over 75,000 people die each year from healthcare-related infections contracted from hospital st...


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WHAT IS A SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTION?

A subcutaneous injection is administered just under the skin, usually to deliver medication. Because this fatty tissue i...




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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIDLINE AND PICC CATHETERS?

There are various types of catheters used in the medical field, and common among them are the catheters for deliveri...
 

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THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SURGICAL GLOVES

Surgical gloves were first introduced into medical practice in 1894, and since then many different types of gloves have been developed...


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INFUSION PUMPS: IS IT BETTER TO RENT OR BUY?

You might be surprised to learn many hospitals and healthcare facilities do not own the equipment and medical machines...




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THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR INFUSION PUMP MAINTENANCE

According to the Materiel Services department at the University of Michigan Health Systems, nearly 90% of patients in ...
 

PPE & DISINFECTION REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

While scientists and healthcare providers are learning more every day about COVID-19...


UNDERSTANDING THE USES OF A CENTRAL LINE IV


A central line IV is also known as a central venous catheter (CVC) or central venous access device (CVAD)...




AMBULATORY INFUSION  PUMPS VS. STATIONARY PUMPS

Over the last 60 years, infusion pumps have become an essential piece of healthcare....

USING NEEDLESS CONNECTORS IN CLINICAL SETTINGS

Needleless connectors are defined as devices that connect to the end of vascular catheters....

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE FOR A SALINE FLUSH & A HEPARIN FLUSH

Two items that are commonly found in just about any medical setting are saline flushes and heparin flushes...



INFECTION CONTROL & PREVENTION FOR HOME CARE

When it comes to patient care, one of the biggest concerns that healthcare professionals have is infection control. ...

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF IV SETS AND THEIR USES

There are a wide variety of IV sets. IV administration sets are designed to optimize infusion...

WHAT IS CHLORAPREP?

Chloraprep antiseptic is a product used in the medical field to help fight bacteria and the risk of infection. It is p...



WHAT IS AN ELASTOMERIC PUMP & HOW IS IT USED?

An elastomeric pump, also known as a balloon pump or ball pump, is a medical device used for infusing medication...

DIAL-A-FLOW TUBING - WHAT IS IT & WHAT DOES IT DO?

A dial-a-flow extension set, or dial-a-flow tubing, is a medical device that is used when regulating the flow of a liquid...

THE DO'S & DON'TS OF APPLYING BIOPATCH DRESSING

One of the biggest concerns that healthcare providers have in any hospital or home health setting, is preventing inf...



WHY A SALINE SHORTAGE HAS SUCH A LARGE IMPACT ON HOSPITALS

Sterile Saline Is Very Difficult To Make Despite saline solution being an inherently simple solution, it and other iv ...

HERE ARE A FEW HELPFUL TIPS WHEN STAYING COMPLIANT WITH THE NEW USP<800> GUIDELINES

While the rollout has been a long time coming, on December 1st, 2019, the new USP standards for safe handling of hazar...

THE MOST IMPORTANT SUPPLIES FOR ANY CLEAN ROOM ENVIRONMENT

When operating a cleanroom in your hospital or medical center, maintaining a sterile environment with high...