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EXTENSION® to Showcase Clinical Alarm Safety System at ANCC National Magnet Conference

EXTENSION, Inc. will showcase its advanced alarm safety and event response platform for nurses and other caregivers at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference. EXTENSION will demonstrate its comprehensive clinical notification, HIPAA-compliant texting, and location-awareness solution that helps facilitate collaborative communication between members of the care team. Extension smart alarms also help reduce noise and clinical alarm fatigue that results from a steady stream of clinical events.

Clorox Healthcare Products Now EPA-Registered to Kill Infection-Causing Pathogens on Soft Surfaces

In the fight against healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), hard surface disinfection is not enough. Dangerous pathogens can lurk on all types of surfaces in healthcare environments, including soft surfaces such as privacy curtains. Recent findings show that 92 percent of hospital privacy curtains are contaminated one week after laundering,[3] yet 37 percent of facilities report that they only launder privacy curtains when they are visibly soiled.[4] If left unattended, contaminated soft surfaces can undermine a healthcare facility’s infection control protocols and pose infection risks for patients, staff, and visitors.

Schreiner MediPharm’s Needle-Trap Named “Product of the Year”

Needle-Trap – a labeling solution featuring a safety mechanism integrated as a component of the self-adhesive syringe label – was recognized by the Scottish Business Awards as “Product of the Year” at an event featuring former President Bill Clinton as keynote speaker.

CRG Medical Releases KBCore Purple Button Application on MioCARE Android Tablet for Healthcare

CRG Medical, Inc., developers of web-based healthcare applications, has released its KBCore™ Common Formats “Purple Button” Patient Safety interoperability application on the MioCARE A105 Android Tablet for Healthcare.

Report: Real Risk of Errors in Patient Tissue Biopsy Processing

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announced a groundbreaking study in the Journal of Histotechnology that indicates there is a real risk that errors can be made in the processing of patient biopsy tissue in anatomic pathology labs around the world. The Journal reports on the startling outcome of the Stainer Bath Cross Contamination Challenge (SBCCC), developed by Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., that involved 70 pathology labs from six countries across three continents.

High Risk Medication Module Helps Ensure Patient and Medication Safety

First Databank (FDB), a leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that improves medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, has released the FDB High Risk Medication Module.

Hospital Now Uses Stanley Healthcare’s Wi-Fi RTLS to Track Trauma Surgeons

Stanley Healthcare, a market leading provider of safety, security and operational efficiency solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced innovative ways by which Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is leveraging its Stanley Healthcare AeroScout® Real-Time Location System (RTLS) to solve business and clinical needs. The hospital has now further extended its Stanley Healthcare RTLS solution to automate staff tracking.

Bar Code Laser ID System Provides Positive Identification for Patients of All Age Demographics

PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, has extended its DuraSoft® Laser Patient ID System to encompass the entire patient population including infants, pediatrics, and adults. Through bar code technology, the DuraSoft® Laser Patient ID System benefits both patients and caregivers by preventing misidentification caused by human error while improving workflow efficiencies.

Wolters Kluwer Health Adds Core Measures Compliance Feature to Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, has developed a new feature for Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor that can help nurses and hospitals better meet Core Measures. Developed by The Joint Commission in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Core Measures are evidence-based quality indicators designed to improve patient care by focusing on improving outcomes.

AHA Endorses Simulation Based Training from Medical Simulation Corporation and Raytheon

The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that it has exclusively endorsed Simulation Based Training from Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) and Raytheon Professional Services (RPS).

Stanley Healthcare Launches the Hugs Infant Protection Solution on Wi-Fi

Stanley Healthcare, a market leading provider of safety, security and operational efficiency solutions for the healthcare industry, launched the new generation of the Hugs® solution, now available on the AeroScout® Wi-Fi-based RTLS Platform, the KLAS Category Leader for RTLS.

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