151 Results for Supply Management

Avoid using medication containers with barcodes imprinted horizontally on rounded surfaces because they could result in scanning failures that compromise patient safety, warns the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)....

Retained surgical items are considered "never events" because they're never supposed to occur — and yet they still happen all too often. "They remain the sentinel event most...

If you're considering prefilled syringes for your facility, a little perspective goes a long way. It doesn't make sense to do an apples-to-apples cost comparison of prepackaged...

With critical shortages of personal protective equipment during the pandemic and a manufacturing industry that can't keep up with the staggering demand from healthcare...

Buying commonly used medications in premixed, pre-labeled and prefilled syringes should be a no-brainer, right? You'd think so, but ready-to-use syringes are more...

Running a lean and mean surgical facility is more important than ever during COVID-19, so why should you buy premixed and prelabeled syringes from a compounding...

Most surgeons seal up incisions with sutures or staples out of repetition and routine. Cosmesis is an afterthought as their focus begins to shift to the next case....

On the surface, the decision to standardize your facility's mesh supplies is all about dollars and cents. After all, if you can switch from a couple dozen types of mesh...

Avoid Compounding in the OR; Start small to stop drug preparations that can lead to errors and sterility issues.

There were boxes of suture hiding everywhere at AdventHealth Surgery Center Lenexa (Kan.), some opened and some outdated, some stored on the big suture cart...

In the early morning hours of Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed into the southeast coast of Puerto Rico and tracked across the island with maximum sustained...

You've come to the right place if your surgeons and OR staff aren't happy with the gloves they're using, or if you're just looking for a better glove or a better deal. Not only...

You'll almost always pay more for premixed, prelabeled syringes prepared at a compounding pharmacy. You're paying not only for the drug, but also for the preparation time...

In Search of the Perfect Hernia Mesh; There is no such thing - I know because I went looking for one.

Thinking of Buying ... Non-latex gloves? How to get your team to switch to the safer alternative.

Do your anesthetists have all they desire? The 6 drugs and devices anesthesia providers say they can't do without.

M??lnlycke Sues Smith & Nephew over 'false and deceptive' claims about its wound dressings. The battle for pressure ulcer prevention heats up.

Anatomy of a scam: materials manager and his accomplice allegedly bilked facility into buying supplies it never received. Two men, including the ASC's former materials manager, have been indicted on multiple counts of fraud for allegedly scheming $1

Are prefilled syringes worth it? Yes, you'll spend more, but you'll waste less medication and you'll spend less time drawing it up and labeling it.

Is going rep-less the way to go? Why some facilities may be looking to usher vendor reps out of the OR.

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