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Michael Matthews, from Agiliti, joins the First Case Podcast to discuss the relationship between SPDs and ORs and best practices for cleaning and sterilizing surgical instruments.
Richard Gama, from Agiliti, joins the First Case Podcast to discuss how proper medical laser safety creates a unique “synergy between patient safety and employee safety."
Innovative surgical and OR managers are solving their surgical tech and nursing shortage with a supplemental surgical technician staffing services model.
If you are a clinician or SPD technician, it may surprise you that in the world of highly complex and technologically advanced surgical video cameras, the most common form of damage is acutely low-tech. Cord damage makes up most of the damage to video cameras – and it is almost entirely preventable.
Leak testing is the most efficient and cost-effective method available to detect any dangerous breaches of both the internal and external protective surfaces of the flexible endoscope that could lead to fluid invasion and cross-contamination for patients. Watch the video for an overview of the leak testing process.
The dangers of unintentionally neglecting even one step in the endoscope cleaning process can be detrimental to patient safety. Consistency is key, yet elusive. 8 experts weigh in on the importance and best practices surrounding the proper care of endoscopes in sterile processing departments.
Increased medical equipment inventories and decreasing staffing levels have hospitals looking for equipment management solutions. This playbook offers a path for success.
Explore three contributing factors making hospital bed maintenance more challenging for healthcare facilities and what that means for biomedical teams.
Thanks to the pandemic, burnout within healthcare facilities has never been higher. And it's not just clinicians who are feeling the pain. But hope is not lost. Read on to see how some healthcare networks are addressing the problem.
The past year has been a challenging one, to be sure. It has resulted in unprecedented disruption within our healthcare supply chain networks. We've captured five key takeaways for HTM teams to consider as we move forward from the pandemic.
The evolution of patient monitoring; the impacts of COVID-10 on monitoring; wireless patient monitoring; securing operating platforms from cyberattacks; and HTM training opportunities. These topics are all covered in this roundtable discussion.
Early in the pandemic, many hospitals tried to meet higher patient demand by acquiring as much equipment as possible. Now, the challenge is how to effectively manage, utilize, service and store this equipment to ensure it is readily available for emergent events.
In the early stages of the pandemic, serious gaps in our traditional healthcare supply chain network emerged. But is COVID-19 an outlier, or do we need to fundamentally change how we access and manage medical equipment and other essential supplies?
If there’s one thing we’ve learned for 2020, it’s to expect the unexpected. And this 2020-21 flu season is no different. Here are 4 ways your hospital can prepare.
CMMS systems not only help track maintenance and repair activity, they can also serve as the ‘source of truth’ to provide HTM teams with key data needed to build a prioritized 3 to 5-year equipment replacement plan.
For HTM teams, there are several unique factors that continue to impact how they support equipment maintenance and repair demands as patient volumes fluctuate.
Infusion pumps are a core piece of medical equipment throughout a hospital, but is your facility implementing the best strategy to get the most of your fleet of pumps and other equipment?
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on O.R. patient volumes, and questions remain on how best to move forward. We compiled 5 strategies healthcare facilities are using to ramp up elective surgical procedures.
While getting the right medical equipment is important, it’s also important that the right safeguards are in place to minimize the potential for high-demand equipment itself from becoming an infection risk.
As we kick off a new decade, healthcare organizations will increasingly face new challenges co-mingled with previous concerns, and the way issues are dealt with will set the precedent for years to come. Here are three trends impacting care facilities in the U.S.
As the year comes to an end, most attention shifts to what’s next: trends, predictions, expectations and challenges. But before we look ahead to 2020, we’re taking a look back at some of the biggest news from 2019. Here are five to keep in mind as you start a new year working in healthcare.
Technology is rapidly changing within hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Time among HTM teams is at a premium, making it difficult to prioritize new technology assessments. Here are 3 technologies worth examining.
There isn’t a single solution or a quick fix to solving complex bariatric patient issues, but the equipment that is used to care for the bariatric population can play a big role in protecting both patients and caregivers. Here are four tips.
Without enough hospital-owned medical equipment, rental costs can skyrocket and risk delaying patient care. Too much and you pay for it with acquisition and maintenance costs, and you still end up with needless rental expenses. Here's what "good" rental looks like.