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RF Technologies Releases Wireless Fall Management Alarm

RF Technologies, a leading provider of RFID healthcare safety and security solutions, has released a resident safety solution that combines fall management and wireless nurse call for added safety and simplified care.

D3O®-based Hip Protectors Offer New Standard of Care for Preventing Hip Fractures

Medical Protection Technologies will demonstrate its next-generation Fall-Safe® Hip Protectors at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) Convention & Expo Oct. 6–9, 2013, in Phoenix (booth #1031). The advanced design and materials of Fall-Safe Hip Protectors reflect an important trend in the care of older adults—an emphasis on preventing the fracture, not just the fall.

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.

GOJO Announces Launch of SMARTLINK™ Hand Hygiene Solutions

GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is assisting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in measuring and improving hand hygiene compliance through its SMARTLINK Activity Monitoring System.

SimSuite Sepsis Quality Initiative Program Complies with International Guidelines

Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) has releases an updated version of the SimSuite Sepsis Quality Initiative Program that aligns with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock 2012 Guidelines released earlier this year at the 2013 Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress.

KBCore “Purple Button” Evaluation System Helps Meet ACA Reporting Requirements

As states continue to build health insurance exchanges (HIXs) for use by the Jan. 1, 2014, deadline set forth in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is another aspect of the ACA that has received little attention – the requirement that by Jan. 1, 2015, HIXs cannot contract with a hospital of 50 beds or more unless that hospital has a patient safety evaluation system and reports data to a patient safety organization (PSO).

Welch Allyn EcoCuff Helps Hospitals Control Cross-Contamination, Costs and Environmental Impact

Welch Allyn has launched its new FlexiPort® EcoCuff™ single-patient-use blood pressure cuff. As hospitals continue to fight the never-ending battles against both cross-contamination and rising costs, EcoCuff provides a solution for both issues while also having less environmental impact than other disposable blood pressure cuffs.

PDC-St. John Expands its Securline Bar Code Blood Band

PDC-St. John announced the extension of its Securline® Hybrid Style Bar Code Blood Band. The blood recipient ID wristband system provides automated patient identification for blood transfusion, specimen collection, and tracking to improve patient safety and workflow efficiencies in hospitals and blood banks. With the addition of six new Blood Band product lines, PDC-St. John now offers the widest selection of blood bank ID solutions in the healthcare marketplace.

PIG® Grippy® Surgical Absorbent Mat Hugs Floors Without Sliding, Bunching

PIG® Grippy® Surgical Absorbent Mat is a revolutionary absorbent mat with a one-of-a-kind adhesive bottom that stays put, no matter what. It absorbs and retains up to three liters of liquid to help keep your O.R. floor clean and safe. No bunched up blankets to trip over.

Texas Hospital Adopts Tracking Software to Prevent Infections and Improve Care

Building on its ongoing effort to improve clinical quality and patient safety, Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital has fully deployed ICNet’s automated surveillance software, which monitors an array of clinical data streams to alert hospital staff of potential infections and stop the spread of disease.

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