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Sterilization and Disinfection

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sterilization and Disinfection

To prevent the spread of infection and disease, medical equipment must be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized before it can be used again. Sterilization will cause the equipment to be free from all sorts of bacteria and viruses. Equipment such as gloves and needles are disposable but it is not financially feasible to dispose of more expensive medical equipment between uses. This is where sterilization comes in. In this article, we will walk you through a step by step procedure of sterilizing medical equipment.

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Skincare in Hot Summer Months

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Skincare in Hot Summer Months

The majority of today’s skin problems occur due to sun exposure. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke can often occur when sweat glands fail to function properly. Excessive exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, dry and peeling skin. By using proper skincare products and ideas, you can enjoy the summer while having youthful looking skin for years to come.

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Selecting Exam Gloves that Fit Your Needs

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Selecting Exam Gloves that Fit Your Needs

Over the years, newer formulations and technology have allowed for the production of a nitrile glove that fits and feels more like latex (stretchier and with a better fit than previous nitrile exam gloves, which were much stiffer and thicker). For clinicians, this is a great latex-free option from a feel, fit and glove strength perspective. In addition to nitrile, many facilities throughout the United States are using vinyl exam gloves (made from PVC). While historically viewed as inadequate for use clinically, newer technologies in the past few years have also enabled the production of stronger and stretchier vinyl gloves.

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Reducing Pressure Ulcers

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Reducing Pressure Ulcers

Nursing home residents who are unable to re-position themselves while in bed often develop Pressure Ulcers or bed sores. This is an injury to the skin which is caused by constant pressure over a bony area which reduces the blood supply to the area. These residents require special care because pressure ulcers can be painful and the broken skin can also allow infection into the body. If untreated, pressure ulcers can deepen and even expose the bone.

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