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Three Ways to Augment Your Hand Hygiene Program

By CME Corp Staff on May 5, 2021 10:27:45 AM

This week celebrates World Hand Hygiene! After the horror of dealing with coronavirus this past year, hand hygiene has been magnified worldwide. Everyone learned how to wash their hands efficiently and to wash OFTEN.

Along with good hand hygiene, healthcare systems are looking to enhance their infection prevention programs. They realize good hand hygiene is not enough when it comes to airborne transmissible viruses. Healthcare facilities had already begun to add UV-C technology and other innovative ways to augment the fight against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), but COVID-19 accelerated these efforts.

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A Complete List of Medical Equipment Must-Haves for Your New Exam Room

By CME Corp Staff on May 4, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Your equipment planning will have a huge impact on the efficiency and efficacy of your medical examination rooms.  You want to ensure you have everything you need at your fingertips to make seeing patients easier, and to also allow for quicker assessments in order to see as many patients as possible, while still providing optimal care.

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Designing a Positive Point-of-Care Experience

By Kurt Forsthoefel on Apr 26, 2021 10:17:12 AM

COVID-19 has profoundly changed the point of care, challenging healthcare systems, practices, and providers to think differently about the healthcare experience and the delivery of care.

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PVC Alternatives for Eco-Friendly Furnishings

By CME Corp Staff on Apr 22, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has become a conventional material in the healthcare industry.  From flexible tubing to device components, PVC has found its way into various applications. While some view the material as beneficial to the industry, it does not come without controversy. One major pain point rests with the fact there is no known safe way to produce or dispose of PVC products. Even worse, when PVC is broken down, hydrogen chloride gas and dioxin are released, both of which are hazardous chemicals.

Being aware of non-PVC options should be a priority for planners and purchasers as they design and gather equipment and supplies for projects. Building a sustainable and eco-friendly institution starts with setting a solid foundation, and companies are now offering PVC-free versions of popular products, including upholstery and furnishing elements.

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Three Ways CME Can Assist with Your New Vaccination Clinic

By CME Corp Staff on Apr 21, 2021 11:58:20 AM

As COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered, health care systems and other entities are scrambling to build new vaccination sites. Whether repurposing existing space or building from the ground up, equipment needed for these sites must be specified, approved, ordered, assembled, and delivered quickly and efficiently. Associates at CME Corp, a national healthcare equipment distributor, are experts in capital equipment, logistics and technical services.

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7 Differences Between Pharmaceutical-Grade and Household Refrigerators

By CME Corp Staff on Apr 1, 2021 7:15:00 AM

What’s the difference between a purpose-built pharmaceutical-grade refrigerator and a common dorm or household refrigerator picked up at the local big box store? The CDC gives very clear guidance in their Vaccine Storage and Handling Tool Kit about why these style units are never acceptable.

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Post-Pandemic Tips for New Hospital Construction and Renovation

By CME Corp Staff on Mar 24, 2021 9:09:23 AM

As the nation continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, economies are beginning to re-open, and it may be time to start planning your new hospital construction or renovation projects. Where do you begin? How can you even source and procure your equipment when it may or not be backordered?

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PAPR vs. N95 Respirator: Why One Healthcare System Chose PAPRs

By CME Corp Staff on Mar 17, 2021 11:20:13 AM

Ensuring the safety and protection of their frontline healthcare workers has been a real fear as lack of PPE resources, in particular the N95, meant they have been unable to adequately protect their staff and patients. Like so many other healthcare providers throughout the United States, ProHealth Care based in Waukesha County, WI, has felt the pain of PPE supply shortages that has been caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Four Ways CME Can Make Your Next Veterans Home Project a Success!

By Cindy Juhas on Mar 11, 2021 11:02:10 AM

Veterans Homes are facilities that provide nursing home, assisted living, and adult day care services for American Veterans. They are owned, operated, and managed by state governments and further funded by the federal government. In 2018, approximately 7% of our population were veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Even though the Veteran population has been shrinking, the percentage of Veterans with disabilities is growing, which makes Veterans Homes even more essential. CME Corp is proud to work with many states in providing products and services for new or renovated Veterans Homes. Recently, CME partnered with Rhode Island on their new, 208-bed Bristol Veterans Home to source, procure, assemble, and install the requested medical equipment, furniture, and physical therapy apparatus. 

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