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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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 Partners With Mercy Ships to Help Developing Nations

GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) is embarking on a new journey with Mercy Ships to help provide critical care to those most in need. As part of this Community Giving effort, we will be donating medical equipment to help support Mercy Ships’ surgical care efforts in Africa and other medically underserved locations. Created in 1978 by Don Stephens, Mercy Ships is an international charity that delivers free, world-class

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Improving the Efficiency of Your Ambulatory Surgical Center with Hausted

As of December 2012 there were approximately 5,357* Medicare-certified ASCs and about 3,360 HOPD, according to ASC Utilization data. In 2006, there were almost 35 million ambulatory surgical visits; approximately 20 million surgeries and procedures were performed in HOPDs, and approximately 15 million were performed in ASCs. And the trend of moving outpatient services to ASCs is continuing with no

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