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Why Regular Wheelchairs Just Won’t Do!

By Staxi® on Oct 18, 2021 9:45:04 AM

The challenges faced by today’s healthcare providers are demanding and vast. Within this mix are the problems faced when using regular, outdated wheelchairs.

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4 Ways CME Can Help You Cope with Healthcare Equipment Delays

By Cindy Juhas on Oct 7, 2021 9:55:28 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to cripple the healthcare equipment supply chain. Raw materials such as steel, chrome, aluminum, plastic, and electronic parts are scarce, demand is high, and global transportation is bottlenecked all along the supply chain. Add a shortage of workers in the factories, at the docks, at rail yards, trucking companies, within healthcare systems, and you’ve encountered the perfect storm.

We are seeing lead times on some items increase to five and six months. These longer lead times delay the opening of crucial new medical facilities, and they also hamper healthcare systems’ financial recoveries from the pandemic.

Here are four ways CME Corp can assist you in getting your equipment on-time:

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3 Ways to Prevent Falls While Maintaining Safety in a Medical Facility

By Cindy Juhas on Sep 16, 2021 12:53:27 PM

As we observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week, now is a better time than ever to review the different ways your healthcare facility can minimize and prevent patient falls. Using the appropriate equipment to lift, move, or transport patients not only minimizes falls, but it also mitigates staff injuries and provides a safe environment for all. Reducing caregivers’ injuries is especially important right now since the COVID-19 pandemic has left many healthcare facilities short-staffed. No one wants to lose a caregiver to a work-related injury.

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Minimize Vaccine Waste by Adhering to the New NSF Vaccine Standard

By Binta Paye on Sep 15, 2021 8:15:00 AM

With COVID-19 cases rising and vaccine rollout strategies growing across the country, it's critical for medical facilities to remain up to date with the latest vaccine storage requirements that will help to reduce vaccine waste. From the moment a vaccine is produced to the moment it is administered, it's important to keep the cold chain consistent within each vaccine's designated temperature ranges.  

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4 Equipment Delivery and Setup Keys For Your Healthcare Facility

By CME Corp Staff on Aug 9, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Healthcare facilities need the right equipment – delivered on time – to operate at peak efficiency and effectiveness.

Throughout the process, facilities need to be able to function seamlessly, without disrupting employees’ duties or patient care. This can become even more difficult if your facility is having multiple large pieces of equipment from many different manufacturers received and delivered to a new or remodeled location.

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Checklist of Emergency Medical Equipment Must-Haves

By Binta Paye on Jul 23, 2021 8:15:00 AM

The summer season is upon us, and as temperatures continue to rise across the nation, it's becoming more and more crucial to uphold an emergency preparedness plan for your medical facility. Extreme weather events are a strain on resources and pose significant challenges for hospitals.

From the early heatwaves and droughts exacerbated by the fire season on the West Coast, to the torrential downpours and heavy winds brought on by the Atlantic hurricane season, remaining informed so you can be equipped and protected is of the utmost importance. 

Establishing emergency protocols not only ensures you have the proper equipment to take care of your patients during times of disaster, but it also allows you and your staff to save time when it matters the most. Whether you're sourcing your emergency preparedness equipment for the first time, or if you're hoping to build upon or validate your existing procurement plan, we at CME Corp are here to help.

Below, you will find the most pertinent categories of equipment that best meet your needs in times of emergency. 

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Getting the Most From Your GPO Contract: The Value of Distributor Contracts

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

Working with a GPO allows hospitals to benefit from the buying power of combining hundreds of healthcare facilities.  This is a well-known fact among buyers and purchasing managers as it relates to purchasing products from manufacturers.  

However, knowledge of the role that a medical distributor can play in the procurement and delivery services provided through a GPO is far less common.  A medical distributor can save you time and money by providing value added services focused on ordering efficiency and streamlining the delivery process.

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5 Characteristics of Capital Medical Equipment

By CME Corp Staff on Jun 8, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Capital equipment can be thought of as costly equipment that can help generate income.  What is most important is that the equipment should help the hospital deliver exceptional quality of patient care over an extended period of time.

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A Medical Equipment List for Your Primary Care Practice

By CME Corp Staff on May 25, 2021 9:58:00 AM

It does not take much strength to do things,
but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.
- Elbert Hubbard

When you’re about to begin planning a project to develop a primary care facility, you may divide that project into phases.  One of those phases will likely be supplies and equipment provision/acquisition.  

If you’re in charge of medical equipment procurement, you already know what the basic minimum equipment should include, so here’s a short – and by no means complete – basic list:

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