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Supply Chain Resilience: Lessons Learned from Recent Healthcare Challenges

The field of healthcare has seen its fair share of challenges in recent years. The system faces staffing shortages, rising costs, and the pressing need for system modernization amid financial difficulties. Healthcare is also adversely affected by larger economic trends like rising inflation. To combat these challenges, a resilient supply chain is critical. In this …

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Affordable Excellence: Balancing Cost and Quality in Patient-Centric Devices

The priority of every good medical solution should be the patient. For a device to be truly patient-centric, it must prioritize a patient’s care and safety above all else. In a climate of ever-rising healthcare costs, balancing cost and quality becomes more challenging, and more critical, than ever. SourceMark Medical offers a unified solution to …

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Driving Clinician Engagement: How Intuitive Solutions Impact Job Satisfaction & Patient Care

Although highly technical, the field of medicine is also extremely personal. When we aren’t administering lifesaving care, clinicians spend most of our time interacting with our patients—underscoring the vital importance of strong clinician engagement. Healthcare technology plays an indispensable role, helping clinicians improve patient outcomes, enhance efficiency, and facilitate innovation in treatment and overall healthcare …

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Revolutionizing Patient Care with Conductive Warming Therapy

In the critical hours before, during, and after surgery, it is absolutely vital to maintain normothermia. Keeping a patient’s core body temperature within a normal range helps prevent hypothermia, fight infection, and ensure a smooth recovery.   In recent years, conductive warming therapy has emerged as one of the most effective solutions for maintaining normothermia in …

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The Role of Resistive Patient Warming in Hypothermia Prevention

Maintaining patient temperature during surgery is a top priority in every operating room. Ensuring that patients maintain a normal core body temperature between 36°C and 38°C not only makes patients more comfortable; it also contributes to smoother surgical recovery.  Patient warming devices play a vital role in hypothermia prevention, keeping surgical patients at normothermia throughout …

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NasaClip to the Rescue: How This Nosebleed Rescue Device Saves Providers Time and Resources

Epistaxis—commonly known as nosebleed—typically isn’t a life-threatening condition, yet it leads to over 500,000 visits to emergency rooms (ERs) each year in the U.S. This adds up to about $350,000,000 in healthcare costs annually, though only 6% of ER visits for nosebleed required hospitalization.   The Trouble with Standard Nosebleed Treatment  Although standard nosebleeds usually aren’t …

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From Intubation to Extubation: Enhancing Airway Management with Advanced Tools

Airway management is one of the most important tools that providers have in a surgical or critical care setting. Intubation is a powerful form of airway management and can be a lifesaving procedure—but it can also lead to complications.  In an ideal scenario, providers will have a range of advanced airway management technologies available to …

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Sticking Together: Topical Adhesives in Pediatric Wound Management

Sutures have long been the standard of care for pediatric wound closure, but it’s no secret that children and needles don’t always mix well. Injuries account for about 13.8% of children’s primary care visits alone, and most of those injuries involve open wounds that need to be properly closed.   Luckily for patients and providers, alternative …

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Breathing Easier: Patient Comfort and Safety with LMAs

For clinicians and the patients they care for, the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) has proven one of the most significant advances in airway management since the endotracheal (ET) tube. The LMA is an example of a supraglottic airway device (SAD). While this acronym may sound miserable, SADs are anything but—valued widely for their versatility, ease …

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A Breath of Fresh Air with Suction ET Tubes

Contributed article by Julie Moniz, Clinical Educator  Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs which causes localized or widespread inflammation. There are many different types of pneumonia, but the basic categories are caused by viruses, bacteria, or the accidental ingestion (aspiration) of stomach contents into the lungs. In an unfair plot twist, ventilators themselves can …

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