This is a new and exciting development. Pressalit Care (http://us.pressalit.com/flexible-solutions-for-kitchens-and-bathrooms) A/S of Denmark, has added CaviCide™ to the web specifications for cleaning of their products. CaviCide™ -cleaning products, produced by Metrex™, effectively disinfect against tuberculosis, HIV-1, HBV, HCV, and even MRSA. This low-alcohol product line is recommended for use in a broad range of healthcare environments, from the ICU and neonatal areas, to long-term healthcare settings, nursing homes and group homes. CaviCide™ is used daily in many US healthcare facilities in their infection control programs. And now we know it can ..

Active Engagement, Optimal Care: The Electronic Medical Record Studies released this month by researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and OpenNotes shed new light on the nature of the electronic medical record, or “EHR.” Today, most healthcare organizations in the United States have adopted some form of EHR, which includes notes and observations inputted by doctors, nurses, therapists, and receptionists. Electronic records are dynamic, updated with each patient interaction – but they’ve also proven volatile, their convenience marred by some of the growing pains inherent to any new technology. EHRs, for example, are commonly cited as the number one  ..

The NYS Zero Lift Task Force: SPH in Action Learning Bound: The Ninth Annual Safe Patient Handling Conference NYS Zero Lift Task Force: Ensuring the Safety of Healthcare Workers NYS Zero Lift Task Force: Putting the Healthcare Worker First This month, we’ve got our eye on the New York State Zero Lift Task Force, an organization comprised of healthcare workers, administrators, patient advocates, union representatives, and health and safety professionals committed to ensuring the well-being of all patients and healthcare workers in the state of New York. We especially admire the NYS Zero Lift Task Force for their humble, ever-critical mission statement: “To create  ..

Taking the leap to upgrade your healthcare facility with handicapped accessible products can be daunting, leading some to wonder, is it worth it? Here are just a few of the many benefits of installing handicapped patient appliances. Boost Patient Confidence For handicapped patients who require daily assistance, reliance on caregivers can be taxing on morale. As we age, we are constantly seeking ways to maintain our independence. Having the option to use shower chairs, height adjustable countertops, and wheelchair accessible sinks means patients will be able to do more with less help. In shared spaced such as communal kitchens, height adjustable countertops and wheelchair accessible ..