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Medical Equipment Checklist for Free-Standing Emergency Rooms

By CME Corp Staff on Jul 9, 2024 8:00:00 AM

Free-standing emergency rooms (FSERs) are a relatively new concept in the healthcare landscape. Twenty years ago, they accounted for only 1% of emergency rooms.1 Offering a viable alternative to traditional hospital-based emergency rooms, these standalone facilities offer emergency medical care to patients who need immediate attention but may not require the extensive resources of a full-scale hospital.

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Construction & Medical Equipment Procurement: A Case Study

By CME Corp Staff on Jul 2, 2024 8:58:57 AM

Communication is the key to procuring equipment used in healthcare when it comes to medical construction projects, especially when Owner Furnished, Contractor Installed (OFCI) Group 1 equipment is involved.

This complex healthcare equipment procurement case study demonstrates how CME’s proactive communication and collaboration with customers and vendors streamlines the procurement process. It will also show how our logistics, delivery, installation, and biomedical teams ensure the seamless delivery of medical equipment.

 

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Benefits of Automated Blood Pressure Readings

By Welch Allyn on Jun 26, 2024 8:30:00 AM

Nearly every patient visiting or admitted to a medical facility will have their blood pressure taken as a very quick means of assessing their state of health. Although extraordinarily useful, blood pressure is a highly variable measurement and there is a good chance these critical readings are not being recorded accurately. Inaccurately read and/or recorded blood pressure measurements can have far reaching, almost always negative, ramifications for the patient.

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Specialized Medical Equipment Delivery Can Save Money

By CME Corp Staff on Jun 18, 2024 8:00:00 AM

With today’s interest rates and the financial pressures dogging healthcare, choosing the right provider to deliver equipment into healthcare facilities is especially important. Seeking out specialized delivery providers who offer benefits like need-by-date billing can yield big cost savings for many healthcare facilities.

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Navigating ADA Compliance Requirements for Medical Facilities

By CME Corp Staff on Jun 11, 2024 8:15:00 AM

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, is a pivotal piece of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public private places open to the public. For medical facilities, compliance with ADA standards is not just a legal obligation but a moral imperative to ensure that all patients, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities, have access to and can receive medical care without barriers. Compliance with ADA standards applies not only to the facility building but also to medical equipment used for patient care.

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Equipping Your Blood Bank: Essential Equipment

By CME Corp Staff on Jun 4, 2024 8:30:00 AM

In the world of healthcare, blood banks play a vital role in life saving by processing and storing essential blood products used for transfusions. To ensure the seamless operation of a blood bank, having the right equipment in place is imperative.

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Bariatric Medical Equipment Buyer's Guide

By CME Corp Staff on May 28, 2024 8:30:00 AM

According to the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), 41.9% of adults in the United States are considered obese1. And there is more, statistics from the CDC show that 22 of 50 states have an obesity prevalence at or above 35%2.

It is no surprise then that healthcare facilities are investing in bariatric medical equipment to accommodate the growing number of patients suffering from obesity.

This article will review how bariatric equipment is defined, the types of bariatric medical equipment available to healthcare facilities, and offer recommendations for evaluating bariatric equipment prior to purchase.

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Managing Complex Medical Equipment Procurement: A Case Study

By CME Corp Staff on May 21, 2024 8:30:00 AM

In the fast-paced and dynamic landscape of healthcare, efficient delivery and installation of medical equipment is critical for ensuring the uninterrupted operation of healthcare facilities and safeguarding their ability to deliver quality patient care. Managing all the moving parts of medical equipment procurement, from the moment an order is placed through to delivery requires the expertise of project managers, logistics teams, delivery experts, and biomedical technicians.

This complex medical equipment procurement case study demonstrates how proactive communication and collaboration with customers, vendors, logistics, delivery, installation, and biomedical teams streamlines the procurement process and ensures the seamless delivery of medical equipment.

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5 Benefits of Automated Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

By Nanosonics on May 14, 2024 8:30:00 AM

It’s a scene that clinicians and healthcare professionals know all too well: a busy floor experiencing staff shortages, training new team members, meeting the diverse needs of patients while trying to maintain consistent SOPs and accurate documentation… and then an auditor from The Joint Commission (TJC) walks in for a survey… In an environment in which the time and attention of each clinician is at a premium, while competing priorities pull them constantly in different directions, an automated disinfection workflow can help address some common pain points.

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