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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.

Arcadia Solutions and Boston Children’s Hospital Unveil New Version of Flagship ICU Analytics Product: T3

Arcadia Solutions, a leading provider of data-driven quality improvement solutions, along with the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) at Boston Children's Hospital, has announced the next version of its T3 platform.

First Databank Releases Dosing Customization Capability in FDB AlertSpace®


First Databank (FDB), the leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that improves medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, has announced that medication dosing content is now available for customization in its alert management solution, FDB AlertSpace.

Ekahau Location-Based Safety and Temperature Alerting Improves Staff and Patient Safety


Ekahau Inc., the leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) has announced that Memorial Healthcare in Shiawassee County, Michigan, deployed its Wi-Fi-based RFID staff safety alert and wireless temperature monitoring solution to improve staff and patient safety.

ACPE: Disruptive Behavior Among Health Care Employees Must Be Curbed

Despite the best efforts of many, disruptive behavior is still a common and pervasive problem throughout the health care industry. To counteract this, the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) released a new book to help physician leaders identify and eliminate disruptive behavior.

Medi-Dose, Inc./EPS, Inc. Partners with Emily Jerry Foundation for Pediatric Safety Initiative

Because of their small size, pediatric patients are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. An error that might have minimal effect to an adult could be catastrophic to a child. To help promote awareness of this issue, Medi-Dose/EPS is working with the Emily Jerry Foundation to incorporate their Blue Angel warning logo into MILT 3.0 software.

PDI Launches Advanced Skin Antisepsis Platform

PDI, leader in infection prevention education, support and products has launched its new Advanced Skin Antisepsis platform, PDI Prevantics. Under this platform, the company is investing in innovations that provide the most efficient and advanced evidence-based solutions for preventing healthcare associated infections.

Just Culture for Critical Access Hospitals Program Announced

Outcome Engenuity has announced the Just Culture Critical Access Hospital Program. This program will give smaller Critical Access Hospitals better and more ready access to Just Culture materials and training.

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