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Ounces of bounce

Ounces of bounce – Products & Services Bounce stackable, passive ergonomic pull-up seating provide fresh, contemporary and auxiliary seating that combines long-term seated comfort, durability and economical price points. The thick, resilient foam padding between the webbing and the upholstery provide additional support throughout the seat and back, while making the chair ideal for long […]

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To succeed, CS departments must keep an eye on finances

To succeed, CS departments must keep an eye on finances – Surgical Business Karin Lillis Keep costs down and quality up. Central sterile processing managers know that admonishment well. Every day, they are challenged and haunted by the relentless pressure of meeting flat or shrinking budgets while ensuring that their department performs at the highest […]

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Gloves and safety culture in hospitals

Gloves and safety culture in hospitals Esah Yip Dear Editor, I read with interest your article entitled “Culture of safety keeps hospital workers from becoming patients” in the above-mentioned publication. You have correctly pointed out the concerns healthcare workers have about safety, such as contracting diseases like HIV or hepatitis from needlestick injuries. However, some […]

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Some have bought into ergonomics plans already

Some have bought into ergonomics plans already Todd Shields Above the raucous congressional din of funding or striking down an ergonomics standard, hospital occupational safety directors are urging material managers to prepare for the rule, which was scheduled to go into effect Jan. 16. Above all, hospital occupational safety spokesmen said healthcare providers should not […]

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A/V & specialty furniture

A/V & specialty furniture ALCO Sales & Service introduces its new “Luxor Healthcare Solutions” 32-page full-color catalog (#55L). The catalog features versatile products used in healthcare facilities including multi purpose carts, computer workstations, audio/visual tables and storage systems.Call 1-800-323-4282 or visit www.alcosales.com ALCO Sales & Service Company Circle 129 or visit www.ksrleads.com/?409hp-129 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COPYRIGHT […]

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NIBP Monitor

NIBP Monitor Critikon LLC announces FDA clearance for its DINAMAP [R] PRO 1000 noninvasive blood pressure monitor. The monitor features 3-lead ECG capabilities, Nellcor [TM] pulse oximetry, predictive thermometry from ALARIS Medical and DINAMAP ASP by Critikon. According to the manufacturer, the monitor automatically adjusts for lower inflation pressures on blood pressure readings. For more […]

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Cimtek renews with HIDA

Cimtek renews with HIDA The Health Industry Distributors Association, Washington, has renewed its Internet ties with Cimtek Commerce, Johnson City, TN. Cimtek is the exclusive publisher of the Association’s Healthcare Electronic Library of Products, HIDAHELP.com The enterprise is a complete Web-enabled listing of information from hundreds of manufacturers, according to Cimtek. COPYRIGHT 2000 Nelson Publishing […]

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Alcohol foam skin cleanser

Alcohol foam skin cleanser – New Products PMI says this emollient-rich, anti-microbial foam cleanser kills germs in seconds without the use of water. Its formula is designed to help keep the skin softer and smoother with each application. This product meets the new CDC Guidelines for Hand Hygiene using alcohol-based rinses. A 62% Ethyl Alcohol […]

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reprocessing flexible GI endoscopes successfully

Beyond cleaning: reprocessing flexible GI endoscopes successfully Bradley Catalone Today, it is hard to imagine that anyone remotely associated with the gastrointestinal (GI) department has not heard of the risks and problems associated with improper or inadequate reprocessing of flexible endoscopy equipment. A flexible endoscope, as with any medical instrumentation, cannot be high-level disinfected or […]

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Nursing shortage gets some TLC; taking a shot at smallpox laws

Nursing shortage gets some TLC; taking a shot at smallpox laws – Washington Report War in Iraq may be over, North Korea may be rattling swords again and lawmakers may be distracted by thoughts of re-election campaigns, but for the trade groups that represent materials managers, nurses, infection control practitioners and others, lobbying efforts spin […]