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Healthcare-associated infections are incredibly common. One survey found that, on any given day, 1 in 25 hospital patients develops a healthcare-associated infection. In 2011, an estimated 722,000 infections occurred in acute care hospitals. Preventing infections is everyone’s responsibility, so here are ten ways you can keep patients safe.
It’s no surprise that the cost of running any medical practice is high. Though the medical field offers fewer opportunities to “cut corners” and scale back on purchases than other types of businesses, there are still plenty of practical ways to save money by planning ahead and making smart purchases.
Is your imaging center or clinic in the market for a new piece of equipment? The C-arm, named so for its shape, is an imaging scanner intensifier that turns x-ray into visible light, giving the viewer a clearer, easier-to-read image. Let’s go through some of the basics of C-arms for pain management needs.
Formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), The Joint Commission (TJC) is an independent, non-profit organization that accredits more than 20,500 hospitals, doctor’s offices, surgery centers, behavioral health treatment centers, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers in the United States.
Veterinarians are responsible for treating, diagnosing, and researching the diseases and injuries sustained by our favorite non-human pals. Take a look at what it takes to start a successful vet practice below.
Through today's increasingly digitally connected world, new technology has significantly impacted the healthcare field in areas of communication, treatment, research, and information gathering. Over time, technology will continue to advance the overall quality of healthcare for patients and doctors around the world.
A Snapshot of Digital Health Care
Sudden cardiac arrest is responsible for 325,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. That’s about 1,000 per day or 1 every 2 minutes. Having a portable automated external defibrillator in your place of business or work, your religious or community center, can, and most probably given the statistics, save a life. External defibrillators restart a heart that has stopped beating, and help reestablish a healthy rhythm once it is beating again.