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Medical Equipment Management: COVID-19 Lessons Learned

Blog+Webinar: What Does Medical Equipment Management Look Like Moving Forward?

October 15, 2020

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?

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2020-21 flu season - infection prevention

Flu Season 2020-21 and COVID: Is Your Hospital Ready?

October 5, 2020

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.

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TechNation CMMS Roundtable

Budgets, Cybersecurity and Activity: The Importance of a Robust CMMS

September 14, 2020

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.

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Healthcare technology management expert repairing infusion pump

Emerging Healthcare Technology Management Challenges During COVID-19

September 1, 2020

For HTM teams, there are several unique factors that continue to impact how they support equipment maintenance and repair demands as patient volumes fluctuate.

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What HTM Teams Should Know About Infusion Pumps - Technician cleaning LVP pumps

HTM Infusion Pump Management: Advice from the Field

July 9, 2020

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?

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Operating room staff performing elective surgical procedure

5 Strategies to Ramp up Elective Surgical Procedures

June 3, 2020

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.

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Close up of ventilator with patient in background wearing oxygen mask - infection prevention

The Overlooked Risk to Hospital Infection Prevention Strategies During COVID-19

May 6, 2020

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.

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Agiliti account executive speaking with hospital executives next to whiteboard

2020 Vision: Healthcare Entering the New Decade with a Bang

January 23, 2020

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.

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Looking back on 2019: 5 key takeaways related to healthcare

Looking Back: 5 Key Takeaways from 2019

December 19, 2019

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.

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3D bioprinted heart sitting in a petri dish - changing healthcare technology

3 Technologies Changing the Healthcare Industry – Is Your HTM Team Ready?

December 4, 2019

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.

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Bariatric patient sitting on edge of specialty hospital bed with a nurse preparing a patient walker

Growing Pains – How to Adapt to Increasing Bariatric Patient Care Needs

October 30, 2019

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.

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An Agiliti team member walks past a nurse station for timely delivery of an infusion pump

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Hospital Medical Equipment Rental

October 9, 2019

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.

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Elderly patient in bed being assisted by a nurse

4 Overlooked Ways to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries

September 17, 2019

HAPIs can start forming within 2.5 hours for the most critical patients. The time between when a high-risk patient is admitted to a hospital and when they are placed on a therapy bed and surface is critical to reducing adverse events, such as falls and pressure injuries.

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Has your hospital started preparing for the upcoming flu season?

Wait, Already? 5 Ways to Prepare for the 2019-20 Flu Season

August 26, 2019

The previous two flu seasons were notable for two distinct reasons. Neither of which were positive. But both seasons do provide healthcare facilities with important lessons to be learned.

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Six questions answered from our medical laser safety webinar

Medical Laser Safety Webinar Q&A, Part 2

August 13, 2019

During a recent webinar, Agiliti partnered with LIA to break down several key misunderstandings of the new ANSI standards related to medical laser safety in the OR. Part 2 of a 2-part series providing answers to some of the most pressing attendee questions.

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