Infection Control

Decreasing the Patient Length of Stay

March 14, 2018

How Decreasing Patient Wait Times and Length of Stay Can Lower Risk of Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Impact the Bottom Line. Patient length of stay (LOS) is one of the biggest issues facing hospitals today. The longer a patient stays in the hospital, the greater the risk they will develop a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) that they […]

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Joint Commission: Citing of Hand Hygiene Noncompliance

December 19, 2017

You may have seen a recent update from The Joint Commission regarding citations for noncompliance with hand hygiene standards. The update reads: Effective January 1, 2018, for all accreditation programs, any observation by surveyors of individual failure to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care will be cited as a deficiency resulting […]

Medical Scope Management: 3 dirty scopes, 16 infected patients

June 21, 2016

Lisa Castore, Marketing Intern The LA Times recently released an article about 11 hospital patient deaths at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. The killer? Medical scope mismanagement. The outbreak began in January 2013 and continued until August 2015, resulting in 16 infected patients, including 11 who have since died. While only one of the 11 death […]

The Possibility of Eliminating HAIs Using Real-Time Tracking Technology

September 30, 2015

As today marks the last day of Sepsis Awareness month, we wanted to take this opportunity to discuss how real-time location systems (RTLS) can reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). HAIs are a major, yet often preventable, concern for our nation’s healthcare system. Due to factors such as insufficient application of hygienic practices and […]

Contact Tracing & Effective Infection Prevention

November 3, 2014

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing   As a result of the recent Ebola outbreak, healthcare execs across the country and around the globe have been reevaluating the recording of their hospitals’ staff, patient and visitor interactions. Supporting and improving infection prevention best practices, as per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is imperative to both […]

Top 7 Benefits of Automating Contact Tracing

November 3, 2014

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing As we mentioned in our previous post, Contact Tracing & Effective Infection Prevention, Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) provide immediate or real-time tracking and management of medical equipment, staff and patients. RTLS and similar solutions are critical to taking proactive measures against the spread of infectious diseases. Accurate data means smarter, […]

Location-Based Tech Solutions Increase Patient Safety and Prevention of HAIs

September 13, 2013

Stephanie Toronidis, Marketing Coordinator Adam Peck, Director of Marketing Every day, millions of Americans put their physical wellbeing in the hands of the US healthcare system. With this in mind, it can be alarming that 1 out of every 20 hospitalized patients will acquire a healthcare-associated infections (HAI). According to a recent article published by […]

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Slowing Down Superbugs in Healthcare

December 5, 2012

Adam Peck, Director of Marketing Video from USA Today A recent news story from USA Today indicated that the healthcare industry faces a daunting challenge in the fight against CRE bacteria. “CRE bacteria are showing up in hospitals and other health care facilities across the country and there is virtually nothing to stop these ‘superbugs’ […]