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Are Your Hospital Cubicle Curtains Contaminated with Bacteria?

Posted by Whitney L. Wagner on Nov 13, 2018 5:06:34 PM

Study results indicate alarming statistics

In September 2018, the American Journal of Infection Control released study results indicating that patient privacy curtains (also known as hospital cubicle curtains) often harbor harmful bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)—a form of bacteria resistant to many antibiotics that can cause health issues such as skin infections and pneumonia. Authors of the study recommend cleaning or replacing curtains frequently to stave off the transmission of harmful bacteria. 

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Medical Device Marketing Strategy for the Digital Age

Posted by Leslie Haddad on May 2, 2018 8:09:43 PM

Medical device manufacturers have unique sales structures
and target a very niche market. For this reason, many manufacturers don’t pursue traditional marketing strategies. However, digital marketing enables businesses of all kinds to reach exactly the individuals who are most likely to become customers.

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5 Medical Device Publications Manufacturers Should Consider Reading

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Apr 26, 2018 6:18:15 PM

With all the new technology changing medical devices today, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on evolving industry news. Add in new federal regulations and compliance issues, and you have a lot of information to process on a daily basis. For these reasons, it is important to find reliable outlets for industry updates.

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Medical Device Sales Tips to Help You Stand Out from the Pack

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Apr 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

As healthcare continues to evolve as a result of policy changes over the past decade, the most effective medical device manufacturers understand the ramifications of these developments, the priorities of
their physicians, and how their product fits into the ecosystem. Although the political climate has lead to some uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act, elements like increased insurance coverage rates and
a focus on patient outcomes seems here to stay.

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New Trends Nursing Home Interior Designers Can Use as Inspiration

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Apr 13, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The big story for nursing home interior designers is how their work will help the largest and wealthiest generation 
in history to transition into eldercare.

Boomers value experiences above all else, and will be happy to pay more for the comforts they enjoy. That means interior designers today are driven to create an environment for new residents that suits their tastes and needs.

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Why the Bed and Bathroom are Key to Innovative Nursing Home Design

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Apr 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you’re planning to make changes into your nursing home or assisted living facility’s resident rooms, it’s important to understand that innovation begins with the bedroom and bathroom. These two locations are where residents will spend the most amount of time. Making improvements to these two areas of the home can make a significant improvement in quality of life. This fact is even more true in the cases of elderly and mobility-impaired residents.

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3 Ways Hospital Room Designers Can Make Patients Comfortable

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Apr 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There was a time which single- or two-patient rooms were considered a luxury, something for healthcare facilities to use as a marketing tool. Today, these sorts
of rooms are becoming the industry standard with many hospitals and healthcare organizations changing to meet the expectation. It’s important to make the right decisions for your organization and patients when undertaking major changes at your facility.

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How To Tell If My Dorm Mattress Is Clean?

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Oct 25, 2017 11:42:00 AM

As a freshman headed off to college you may be apprehensive about living independently for the first time. While there are few experiences as rewarding as dorm life, it can bring a host of challenges. If your living space becomes uncomfortable or unpleasant it can have a negative effect on your entire college experience.

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Why Are So Many Dorm Mattresses Bad?

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Oct 20, 2017 2:23:00 PM

Dorm mattresses are notoriously uncomfortable. The big question we’re asking ourselves is: why are they so exceptionally bad? A big part of it boils down to cost. Schools want to get the least expensive mattress they can, which means some manufacturers are inclined to cut costs on materials.

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8 Good Questions To Ask College Admissions About Dorms

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Oct 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Your first year at college is an exciting time. It can also be pretty stressful as you adjust to a new, more independent life away from home. What many freshmen don’t know yet is how dorm-life can contribute to that stress.

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