Celebrate World Health Day! Check your Blood Pressure

Hypertension is the most important preventable cause of heart disease and stroke worldwide. – World Health Organization April 7th is World Health Day. Celebrate by staying on top of your blood pressure. Blood pressure management is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your health. High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, is a condition in which

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Needlestick Damage Control 101: Tips for Transitioning to Safety Scalpels

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act was established in 2000 to address the exposure to bloodborne pathogens resulting from accidental sharps injuries in healthcare and other occupational settings. This act introduced an expansion of OSHA’s requirements for employers to establish programs to identify, evaluate, and implement safer devices and practices. The CDC estimates that approximately 62%-88% of these

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The Eyes Have It!

“You’ll put your eye out!” “Don’t look at the sun!” “Wear eye protection!” I think we can all agree, our eyesight is one of our most precious senses. The ability to see allows us to enjoy art, keep our balance, recognize a loved one, or simply read a book. The health of our eyes is of critical importance to our overall

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Streamline Patient Flow with Hausted® Surgical & Procedural Chairs

When we consider all the resources that must come together to treat patients efficiently in a busy emergency department or freestanding surgery center, small adjustments to patient-handling processes can revolutionize patient care. That’s why Graham-Field focuses on improving patient flow through the specialized engineering built into our Hausted® Surgical & Procedural Chairs. In an emergency department, shorter wait times are key. In an

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Graham-Field Celebrates the Mighty Pediatric Nurse

It takes a special kind of person to be a pediatric nurse! Specializing in pediatrics requires patience, devotion, and passion, all of which play a vital role in caring for children from infancy through the late teen years. Nurses with a calling to this field go through advanced training to able to understand the needs of a child and communicate effectively

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Graham-Field’s Commitment: Taking Care of Our Nation’s Veterans

Political debates, government reform conversations. With everything going on during the past several months, America has been forced to take a long, hard look at how we care for our veterans — and it looks ugly. As a country, we have struggled for years to address the injuries and challenges that face our veterans. And while we have read that Democrats and

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8 Steps to Wrangling In Wheelchair Theft

Theft happens! It cannot be completely avoided; unfortunately, it WILL occur. Theft is a fact of life for healthcare institutions, from gloves … to ultrasound machines … to wheelchairs. It’s almost like the wild, wild west out there when it comes to inventory control. Hospitals must manage wheelchair and mobility device theft more often with protocol than technology. Use some of the

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Selecting a Suitable Dialysis Recliner for Soothing Patient Care

Undergoing dialysis is often a painful, time-consuming, and uncomfortable procedure for the patient. For the caregiver, the challenges come in preparing a patient, cleaning a dialysis station, and caring for the patient while they are undergoing the procedure. Using a comfortable, adjustable recliner especially made for dialysis procedures can go a long way in helping both the patient’s and the care provider’s

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Vinyl or Nylon: Choosing the Best Upholstery for Your Wheelchair

You’ve finally decided which wheelchair you want, but what about the upholstery? Should that even be a concern? Customers often debate between vinyl & nylon in choosing their wheelchair upholstery. Which is better? The answer is, “it depends!” Since comfort — or the lack of it — will be a significant factor in an individual’s overall experience with a wheelchair, take time to choose the right wheelchair with the appropriate upholstery for

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Do Your Eye Test Charts Go the Distance?

Your eyesight is literally a window to your surrounding world.  We depend on our eyes for so much of the life experiences we take in each day, thanks to our vision and distance-gauging abilities. In fact, we identify up to 80% of all impressions by means of our sight. Adults, especially over 65, and children alike should maintain their eye health – and

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