Agiliti Blog - Clinical and Nursing Articles


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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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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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Seven questions answered from our medical laser safety webinar

Medical Laser Safety Webinar Q&A, Part 1

August 6, 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 1 of a 2-part series providing answers to some of the most pressing attendee questions.

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Evaluating Hospital Vendors: How to Close the Quality Gap

July 22, 2019

Are the increased costs and risk across a healthcare organization, including patients and staff, worth a cent saved on a line item basis? The answer should always be no – but that’s not always the case. Part 4 of a 4-part series exploring the gaps surrounding medical equipment quality.

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Understanding ANSI Standard Z136.3

Understanding ANSI: What New Standards Mean for Your Operating Room

July 9, 2019

The increasing adoption and use of medical lasers has, unsurprisingly, brought increasing attention to developing best practices and safety standards from regulatory agencies. But is your operating room up to code? Part 3 of a 4-part series exploring the gaps surrounding medical equipment quality.

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Comparing ISO 13485 to ISO 9001: Why “ISO-Certified” isn’t Enough

June 17, 2019

The only ISO quality standard specific to the high-risk medical device industry is ISO 13485:2016. Explore the critical shortcomings of ISO 9001 within the healthcare industry and why being “ISO-certified” isn’t enough. Part 2 of a 4-part series exploring the gaps surrounding medical equipment quality.

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Agiliti employees preparing medical equipment rentals for delivery

The Quality Engine: How the Vendors You Choose Impact Your Facility

June 4, 2019

As health systems increasingly depend on vendors to provide essential medical equipment rental and service, one concerning quality gap has emerged: a lack of regulatory oversight of those service providers. Part 1 of a 4-part series exploring the gaps surrounding medical equipment quality.

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Board of Laser Safety Illumination Award - inscribed with the Agiliti name - March 2019

BLS Illumination Award: Elevating Safe Medical Laser Programs in the Operating Room

April 4, 2019

Agiliti is honored to be recognized for the 2019 BLS Illumination Award, emphasizing the importance of promoting safe medical laser programs in operating rooms across the healthcare industry.

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We Are Agiliti

December 3, 2018

Names matter. And the best names do an excellent job of capturing the essence of a company. Why we chose ours.

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A road sign in the shape of an arrow that says "Influenza"

The Dog Days of Summer: The Perfect Time to Prepare for the Flu?

July 31, 2018

In the midst of Summer, it can be difficult to think about Winter. But in terms of getting prepared for the flu season, that’s exactly what needs to happen.

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An Agiliti team member pushes a specialty bed down a busy hospital hallway

4 Tips For Effective Hospital Outsourcing

June 18, 2018

Outsourcing supportive services is key to helping free up staff time. But having too many vendors can end up driving greater inefficiencies. Here are four tips to help find the right balance.

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A stethoscope sitting on top of a stack of medical paperwork

Free Up Hospital Staff to Focus on Patients, Not Admin Tasks

June 4, 2018

Hospital administrative tasks are necessary and important, but they place extra strain on staff across the facility. Reduce the burden to improve patient care.

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3 Ways to Reduce Nurse Burdens & Drive Job Satisfaction

May 7, 2018

National Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the excellent work done by all nursing teams and staff. It’s also a good time to acknowledge and explore opportunities to improve nurse working conditions.

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