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16
Jul

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Read About Hand Hygiene Technology Here According to the CDC, 1 in every 20 U.S. patients contracts a Hospital-Acquired Infection each year—or, as it’s known by healthcare officials—HAI.  A serious problem in American healthcare facilities that range from surgical centers, ambulatory clinics, long-term care facilities and hospitals alike, HAIs cause an estimated 1.7 million infections each year and 99,000 fatalities. Thankfully, hospitals are aware and employing high tech solutions to bring these numbers down. Companies like Biovigil have created monitoring systems that remind hospital staff to sanitize and chart high and low compliance areas. Interested R.N.s can watch the Biovigil solution demonstration on the YouTube video below. How it works  The R.N. wears a badge linked to the hospital computer database; every time the nurse enters or exits a room, the badge blinks red, giving hospital staff approximately 40 seconds to sanitize their hands. Once that’s done, the R.N. places hands close to the badge and rubbing alcohol is detected, giving them a green light to treat the patient.  Non-compliance sounds an alarm. Everything is recorded electronically, with the eventual goal of raising hand hygiene compliance into the 90th percentiles. Some hospitals have already met this goal, dropping HAIs at Miami Children's Hospital [+]

30
Nov

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Is your Healthcare Employer joining this year’s Great American Smokeout? It’s catching on as quickly as a smoking habit itself: more hospitals in more states putting an end to hiring registered nurse smokers. So far, Pennsylvania and Georgia, Missouri, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Texas lead the pack. Others are expected to follow. "Hospital administrators say it’s about improving worker productivity, reducing healthcare costs and promoting healthy living," said Clinical Account Manager, Deborah Bacurin for American Traveler Staffing Professionals, a leading provider of Florida nursing jobs.  "We're getting more calls for travel nurse nicotine screens and the buzz nationwide is to expand the practice." In a readers poll conducted by media giant, Tribune Company, more than half of 522 respondents said healthcare employers should ban smoking. Thirty-nine percent answered "no way," it’s a violation of smoker's rights, and five percent were undecided.* Cleveland Clinic director, Paul Turpeluk, told the New York Times** earlier in the year that his organization had received numerous requests in recent months from healthcare employers looking to transit to non-smoking environments. Cleveland Clinic stopped hiring smokers in 2007, pioneering a contagious movement to cut costs and improve employee performance. On average, smokers cost [+]