Category: "HAIs"

19 Posts Tagged "HAIs"

What is Cleaning?

What is Cleaning?

Cleaning a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) ultrasound probe is vital to achieving high-level disinfection.

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TJCs Top 7 National Patient Safety Goals for 2021

TJCs Top 7 National Patient Safety Goals for 2021

Each of the goals addresses an area in which TJC has noted some deficiencies in need of correction or attention. Review these goals for your own facility and see what you can do to improve patient outcomes.

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CS Medical LLC Announces Strategic Partnership with APIC

CS Medical LLC Announces Strategic Partnership with APIC

CS Medical LLC has decided to continue as an APIC Strategic Partner in 2021 in order to keep fighting towards healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention.

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Reducing HAIs in 2021

Reducing HAIs in 2021

This year is coming to a close. Finally. With 2020 in the rearview, many are looking expectantly to 2021, wondering what the new year will bring. While we can’t know what lies ahead for us in the coming year, we can prepare for it.

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The Best Way to Prevent Spreading Infection

The Best Way to Prevent Spreading Infection

Not only are HAIs unbelievably expensive and damaging to a healthcare facility, but they diminish and sometimes reverse the hard work put in by healthcare professionals to get patients healthy. In some cases, they even lead to death.

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How HAIs Affect Your Bottom Line and How You Can Stop Them

How HAIs Affect Your Bottom Line and How You Can Stop Them

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that, “The total direct, indirect and nonmedical social costs of HAIs are estimated at around $96 billion to $147 billion annually, including loss of work, legal costs and other patient factors.” How can infections cost so much?

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Missing APIC? Join Us Virtually!

Missing APIC? Join Us Virtually!

Fortunately for those who were looking forward to visiting CS Medical’s booth this year, we have some wonderful news: you don’t have to miss out. Because of CS Medical’s dedication to stopping the spread of HAIs, we will be hosting a virtual event in lieu of attending APIC’s Annual Conference.

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FAQ: Are TD-5 and TD-8 Effective Against COVID-19?

FAQ: Are TD-5 and TD-8 Effective Against COVID-19?

At the forefront of every healthcare worker’s mind these days are all the new risks posed by COVID-19. It is easy to feel like COVID-19 is an insurmountable disease which requires a major shift in how we think about high-level disinfection.

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Proper Cleaning: How It Affects the Outcome of High Level Disinfection

Proper Cleaning: How It Affects the Outcome of High Level Disinfection

Evidence has been presented that semi-critical devices, devices that come in contact with mucous membranes or non-intact skin, such as endoscopes and endocavity probes, cause more healthcare associated infections than non-critical or critical medical devices...

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How Water Quality Affects Healthcare

How Water Quality Affects Healthcare

Do we have any reason to believe our water is always safe for consumption? More importantly, do we know that our municipal water is safe for rinsing semi-critical devices, like TEE probes and endoscopes, so as to retain high-level disinfection status?

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Is Your Facility Still Compliant?

Is Your Facility Still Compliant?

Organizing and implementing self-assessments may feel like an added pressure, but as everyone in the healthcare industry knows: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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3 Reasons You Should Automate

3 Reasons You Should Automate

There are at least three solid reasons for making the change to automation and propelling your healthcare facility into the future.

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Do TEE Probe Handles Need to be Cleaned?

Do TEE Probe Handles Need to be Cleaned?

When reprocessing TEE probes, the focus is on ensuring that the probe shaft is properly bedside cleaned, cleaned, and high-level disinfected. But what about the TEE probe handle and the cables?

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Top 5 National Patient Safety Goals for 2020

Top 5 National Patient Safety Goals for 2020

The Joint Commission (TJC) has released its National Patient Safety Goals for 2020. According to TJC, these goals are developed in an effort to improve patient safety in hospitals in the coming year.

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Are Standard Operating Procedures Necessary?

Are Standard Operating Procedures Necessary?

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) can save the day at your healthcare facility and even save lives.

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Reducing the Risk of Biofilm

Reducing the Risk of Biofilm

When biofilm forms on a device, like a transesophageal echocardiogram ultrasound (TEE) probe, it is nearly impossible to remove and can endanger patient safety.

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The Cost of HAIs

The Cost of HAIs

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) place a huge financial burden on facilities, can have enormous impacts on a provider’s reputation, and put financial and emotional strain on patients.

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Creating Adequate Reprocessing Instructions

Creating Adequate Reprocessing Instructions

by Accuratus Lab Services
Why TEE Complete Care® is so important: An insightful white paper that discusses the need for an evidence based scientific approach to HAI reduction.

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White Paper: Why Infections Happen

White Paper: Why Infections Happen

TEE Probe Overview & Challenges

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