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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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Attracting and Retaining ASC Staff with Medical Equipment

By CME Corp Staff on May 7, 2024 9:15:00 AM

Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) play a pivotal role in delivering efficient and specialized care within the larger healthcare landscape. With this in mind, ASCs are looking to increase the number of high acuity, high reimbursement procedures - like cardiac and orthopedic - to their centers. Adding to the growth potential, Center’s for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has unexpectedly started expanding the ASC-covered  procedures list. Today more than ever attracting and retaining skilled ASC staff is essential to growth strategies.

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Hospital Bed Buying Guide for Healthcare Facilities

By CME Corp Staff on Apr 30, 2024 9:15:00 AM

Choosing the right hospital bed is essential for ensuring patient comfort, safety, and well-being. With the wide range of options available, including manual, semi-electric, and fully electric beds, as well as various features and accessories, navigating through the choices can be time consuming.

This guide will discuss important considerations such as safety features, ease of maintenance, and compatibility with other medical equipment as well as explore the different types hospital beds, their features, and benefits.

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Why Healthcare Should Switch to Integrated Medical Scales

By CME Corp Staff on Apr 24, 2024 8:15:00 AM

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the need for accurate physical examinations does not change. Physical examinations often include a variety of measurements essential for medical treatment decisions and protocols. Of these, weight measurement is one of the most critical. However, traditional weighing methods are manual processes that can lead to inaccuracies.

In response to this problem, hospitals and other medical facilities need to consider switching to integrated medical scales. These scales are a practical solution to a fundamental problem, promising not only consistent accuracy but, by extension, streamlined workflows and improved patient outcomes

 

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Benefits of Stainless Steel Cabinets in Operating Rooms

By MAC Medical on Apr 16, 2024 8:15:00 AM

When you think of operating rooms stainless steel is most likely the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, it is hard to imagine an operating room equipped with anything other than stainless steel. And that includes built in banks of covered or enclosed stainless steel cabinets to safely store sterile equipment and supplies.

Stainless steel cabinets are an indispensable component in healthcare environments, particularly in operating rooms. Renowned for its exceptional hygienic properties, stainless steel also offers several other benefits favored by staff working in the surgical environment.

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