Facilities

Rpharmy Announces Rhazdrugs, Digital Reference of Hazardous Drug Handling, Disposal Requirements for Healthcare Facilities

By Integrating Critical Information at Point of Care, Rhazdrugs Improves Frontline Healthcare Staff Safety, Raises Bar for USP 800 Compliance

Rpharmy, a leading provider of medical formulary management and hazardous drug safety information software solutions, raises the bar in USP 800 compliance with Rhazdrugs, a searchable hazardous drugs database accessible at the point of care improving visibility, frontline healthcare staff safety, and compliance with regulations including USP 800.

“Typically, nurses, doctors and healthcare staff access USP 800 hazardous drugs handling and disposal requirements through hard and digital copies of the drug information provided by their pharmacy director, risk compliance department, and other stakeholders. These copies are kept on an intranet, multiple spreadsheets and documents as well as binders with printed information and require extra effort on the part of healthcare providers to ensure their own safety. While this method meets baseline USP 800 compliance, it is a tedious practice that

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Insights on Laboratory Information Management System Market Within the Health Care Facilities Sector | Growing Demand for Bio-banking to Emerge as a Key Driver | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global laboratory information management system market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 9% during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. The report provides a detailed analysis on the impact and new opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also helps clients keep up with new product launches in direct & indirect COVID-19 related markets.

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The growing need for effective management and tracking of data quality, bio-species location, security, compliances, end-user billing, and patient demographics have increased the demand for bio-banking. This has increased the adoption of LIMS software as it improves the sampling of data that involves different laboratories, FDA, and partner organizations. It integrates the research information and enables easy access to the laboratory information management software database.

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WHO publishes guidance on climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities

As our climate changes, health systems and health care facilities come under mounting pressure, making it harder for health professionals to keep people healthy from increasingly severe climate impacts.

New WHO guidance for Climate Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities provides health professionals and health care facility managers with key tools and interventions to strengthen health care facilities in the context of climate change. The aim is to enable health care facilities to anticipate, respond to, recover from and adapt to climate-related shocks and stresses, while minimizing negative impacts on the environment and leveraging opportunities to restore and improve it.

Healthcare facilities are the frontline in protecting lives – but too often they are vulnerable to extreme weather events and long-term climate change. This guidance equips health planners, facility managers and financial investors to understand how to make them resilient to climate risks, and to reduce their environmental

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Improved decision-making skills vital to avoid spread of COVID-19 in health care facilities

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New research from Halmstad University, Sweden, investigates the prevention of health care associated infections and gives a clue on how to avoid the spread of for instance COVID-19 in hospital settings. Ph.D.-student Luís Fernando Irgang dos Santos points out health care-professionals’ decision-making skills as key to limiting infection outbreaks.

Health care associated infections—infections that patients acquire while receiving health care for other conditions—affect millions of patients world-wide and cause hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.

“Health care associated infections, for instance hospital spread of COVID-19, are a big issue, especially in developing countries such as my home country Brazil. When comparing developing countries with developed ones, such as Sweden, I have found several differences in how infections are detected and handled in health care environments. There are discrepancies in management and implementation of procedures and guidelines as well as in practice” says Luís Fernando Irgang

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Ransomware hack cripples Universal Health Services hospitals, facilities across the US

Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of this story misidentified Universal Health Services, the health care provider hit by the cyberattack.  

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A nationwide cyberattack has crippled operations at Universal Health Services, one of the nation’s largest health care providers.

As a result, health care personnel reportedly began keeping records on paper as computer systems began failing over the weekend and some hospitals have sent incoming ambulances to other neighboring hospitals.

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Universal Health Services posted an update on the situation Monday morning on its website stating the IT network across its facilities was offline due to “an IT security issue.”

The King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-headquartered health care giant’s operations include 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities and 42 outpatient facilities across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.K.

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Cyberattack hobbles Universal Health Services’ US facilities

Computer systems across a major hospital chain with facilities across the nation were down Monday due to what the company termed an unspecified technology “security issue.” Doctors and nurses had to rely on paper.

Universal Health Services Inc., which operates more than 250 hospitals and other clinical facilities in the U.S., said in a short statement posted to its website Monday that its network was offline and doctors and nurses were resorting to “back-up processes” including paper records.

The Fortune 500 company, with 90,000 employees, said “patient care continues to be delivered safely and effectively” and no patient or employee data appeared to have been “accessed, copied or misused.”

The company also has hospitals in the United Kingdom, but its operations in that country were not affected, a spokeswoman said Monday night.

UHS provided no details about the incident, but people posting to an online Reddit forum who identified themselves

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More Fort Leavenworth facilities support functional fitness | Article

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (Sept. 24, 2020) — Harney Sports Complex has a new area dedicated to functional fitness and training for the new Army Combat Fitness Test that will be opening soon.“(The ACFT) is functional movements that Army soldiers do in combat situations, so that’s why we have the functional fitness equipment here to help with those functional movements because everything that they do in that ACFT test … goes to what they’re going to be doing on a daily basis,” said Matt Price, sports director. “The test is functional to what their MOS is, so functional fitness is important for the soldiers to be doing.”The equipment, a functional fitness package provided by the Army, includes eight squat racks with platforms, seven rowers, two treadmills, an elliptical, two glute-hamstring development machines, medicine balls ranging in weight from eight to 20 pounds, kettle bells and dumbbells ranging in weight from five

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WPI Adds Health Services Facilities, Beefs Up Staff | News

Continuing to focus on the health and safety of the WPI community, the university has opened a specialized respiratory clinic, relocated the Student Health Center, and added a facility for COVID-19 testing. It also has made more additions to the Health Services staff.

“We are excited to continue to expand our facilities and our staff,” says Lisa Pearlman, the new director of the Health Services department. “We are focused on the health of our students, adding new facilities and extra staff members to help us manage all the health needs of our campus.” 

The respiratory clinic is located at 32 Hackfeld Road, formerly the site of the school’s Student Health Center. The new clinic was created to focus solely on students presenting any symptoms of illness, particularly symptoms suggestive of Covid-19.  The idea is to separate symptomatic students from all those who have other health concerns or injuries.

The respiratory

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The Use of Air Purifiers in Health Care Facilities

Effective disinfection and environmental sterility is of paramount importance in any healthcare setting. This is important to maintain patient health and protect those who have weak immune systems. Therefore, the point is that healthcare facilities should be free of harmful contaminants. In this article, we are going to talk about the importance of air purifiers for healthcare facilities. Read on to find out more.

With an effective air purifier, it is possible to remove airborne particles from the following sources:

  • Endogenous sources: These contaminants become Airborne through different sources such as packaging, supplies, flowers, fresh fruit, clothing, and visitors.
  • Airborne sources: These inorganic and biological contaminants enter Healthcare facilities through ventilation systems, windows and doors.

So what is the solution to this problem? First of all, it is important to keep in mind that these airborne particles are not good for your health. If you have a compromised immune system, … Read More

Tips On Choosing Family Dentistry Facilities

All dentists work on teeth, but not all dentists, or dental clinics are created equal. You have dental clinics that specialize in family dentistry and you have dental clinics that specialize in pediatrics, orthodontics, geriatrics, and cosmetic corrections.

Most family dentistry clinics fall into the category of general dentistry. In general dentistry the clinic takes care of the most commonly occurring dental problems. The following procedures can be gotten when you see a dentist practicing in general dentistry.

• Tooth extractions

• Tooth fillings

• Tooth cleaning

• Dental check ups

• Oral hygiene instruction for children

• Root canals

• Caps on teeth

Having a dental clinic that specializes in family dentistry will allow you to have a first line of defense against dental complications. You will have someone that knows what preventative measures you need to take, and someone that can recommend the experts that can fix any … Read More