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December 2009 Blog Posts (6)

How Green Purchasing is Changing Medical Markets

How Green Purchasing is Changing Medical Markets

By Christopher Arends and Jim Cassidy



The green product revolution surging through the European markets has finally hit our shores.



And while we don’t have the same strict environmental regulations, customers in hospitals and clinics are increasingly sensitive to claims of environmental friendless. Talk is big and opportunities are plentiful. We are living and working in… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 15, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Safe Syringes For Injection Safety

Safe Syringes For Injection Safety

There are four types of syringes currently used around the globe. The first two categories are cheaper but less safe. The two newer and safer devices are more expensive. Simpler disposable syringes cost on average 12 to 15 cents less than devices that prevent reuse and needle stick injuries. In industrialized countries, the injection systems are firmly established and well resourced, with the most advanced… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Injury and Hazards in Home Healthcare Nursing are a Growing Concern

“Although professionally and personally rewarding for many, home care nursing can be both physically and emotionally demanding. Our study findings suggest that home healthcare work may be dangerous for nurses who work in this setting. These types of injuries are serious as they can result in infection with bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis and HIV.”



— Robyn Gershon, DrPH, professor of clinical Sociomedical… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

We had a needle stick. What do we do now?

Coping with OSHA



We had a needle stick.

What do we do now?




HARRISBIOMEDICAL can help.



When your employee has an exposure incident, you must respond immediately. Exposure incidents include injuries from contaminated sharps or any blood, saliva or other potentially infectious material contact with eye, mucous membrane or non-intact skin.



For any exposure incident, you… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act

History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act



Compliance: To reduce the health risk to individuals who may be involved in exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, OSHA promulgated the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) on December 6, 1991.



Congress was prompted to take action in response to growing concerns over bloodborne pathogen exposures from sharps injuries and in… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

Importance of Safety Syringes to Prevent Needle Sticks

Importance of Safety Syringes to Prevent Needle Sticks

Accidental needle sticks are a hazard in the health care industry, and it is important for the operators of medical facilities to use all the resources at their disposal to prevent these accidents from taking place. The fallout from even a single needle stick incident can be far reaching and quite serious for both the employee and the employer.



Why Use Safety… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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