11/11/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Controlling the Situation with Red Z®

Accidents can happen anywhere, and when they do, they can result in injuries. It’s impossible to predict when and where an accident may occur, that’s why it’s important that all facilities, no matter the industry,…
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05/21/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Fighting infection risks with solidifier

The field of infection control never stays static for too long. New threats are sure to emerge, new guidelines, technology advances, and revised protocol continues to further the field. Fluid medical waste safety hasn’t exactly…
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08/07/19 By Safetec

Definitions of Hazardous Drugs: Part 2

Healthcare workers involved in the preparation or administration of hazardous drugs require personal protection equipment, or PPE, to help prevent any of the drugs from getting on themselves, which will lead to many potential adverse…
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05/08/19 By Safetec

What is the Difference Between Vaccines and Antibiotics

Vaccines and antibiotics are different for a few reasons, and these can be good to know for what will be most beneficial to you depending on if you are already sick or preventing a potential…
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10/01/18 By Safetec

How Much Does 1 Minute Cost In The Average Operating Room?

Hospital costs are essential to understanding value-based care and are even more critical when analyzing cost-saving interventions during surgery. Past reports have found that 1 minute in the OR ranges in cost from $7 to…
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10/11/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Occupational Exposure- Healthy Lung Month (October)

We all know how important it is to maintain a clean, healthy, and compliant work environment, so in support of National Healthy Lung Month (HLM), we are going to focus on workplace air quality. Occupational…
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10/04/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Improving Operating Room Efficiency

Out of all hospital operations, operating rooms are one of the most costly areas. However, it is extremely difficult to pinpoint the true cost of OR operations. According to research from Stanford University School of…
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05/22/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Hard To Disinfect Surfaces

The best time of the year in any facility is when a new budget is approved. You can purchase many new items that are necessary for operations. With this reward, comes a lot of responsibility.…
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12/01/16 By Dana Szymkowiak

The Hazards of Hospitals for Workers

Everywhere you look in a hospital there is the potential for a hazard. From the needles, slipping on the floor, tripping over debris and patients (possibly patient family members) becoming aggressive. A hospital is an unpredictable…
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11/24/15 By Dana Szymkowiak

Healthcare Workers are Not Removing Protective Garments Correctly

Fewer than one in six healthcare workers (HCW) followed all CDC recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care, according to a brief report published in the July issue of the…
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