Medline Industries, Inc.

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Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  December 16, 2015

Medline was recently awarded a three-year, multi-source group purchasing agreement with Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company that unites an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 other providers to transform healthcare.Through this agreement, Premier members are able to receive negotiated pricing on a...

Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  December 15, 2015

It seems like every time we turn around, there’s a new buzzword or hot topic in healthcare. We’ve just about figured one out when the next comes along, and keeping up almost becomes a full-time job. But one word seems to resurface more than others, no matter what the hot topic du jour seems to be.Outcomes.We hear that we need to “improve outcomes”...

Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  December 1, 2015

We had the pleasure of welcoming Marla Weston, CEO of the American Nurses Association, recently at our headquarters. We were thankful to have the opportunity to learn from Marla about what the future holds for America’s 3.4 million nurses—the largest workforce in healthcare.At the end of our visit, I had a chance to briefly sit down with Marla to...

Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  November 13, 2015

This year’s ANCC National Magnet Conference (Oct. 7-9, 2015) had over 9,300 nurses from around the world who came together to learn, share and advance healthcare for the betterment of the lives they touch. I have been a Magnet Chief Nursing Officer, blessed to have worked with incredible nurses as we strived for our third and then our fourth...

Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  October 28, 2015

CAUTI probably has some of the most highly visible efforts surrounding its prevention initiatives. And yet, a group of researchers in Boston found that at least in their facility, catheter practices were still falling short of national goals. Some of the most interesting results were that only a small majority of their respondents reported...

Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  October 23, 2015

A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control and highlighted in this Beckers story, found that while healthcare workers may follow all of the World Health Organization’s recommended hand hygiene steps for using alcohol-based hand rub, they still make mistakes and miss some areas of their hands. According to the study, below...

Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  October 20, 2015

I talk a lot about infection prevention. My world is filled with guidelines, products and ideas on how to prevent and control the spread of infection. But sometimes talk is not enough. Today, I took a stand. I made a commitment by taking the “pledge” during this year’s International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) (Oct. 18-24, 2015). The...

Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  October 19, 2015

International Infection Prevention Week is a perfect time to reflect on the multi-society sponsoredInfectious Disease Week conference held this past Oct. 7-11 in San Diego, Calif. The most brilliant minds in the field of infectious disease gathered to share up-to-date research, guidelines and ideas to keep our patients and the public safe. Here...

Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  August 3, 2015

Hospital Compare released the most recent standardized infection ratios—observed to expected infection rates—for catheter-associated urinary tract infections across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. These standardized infection ratios, or SIRS, allow states to see where on the spectrum they fall against the predicted number of CAUTI infections at ...

Medline Industries, Inc.

 •  July 28, 2015

Do you remember the old adage … “Well, Doc, it hurts when I do that.” And Doc says, “Then don’t do that!” Prevention seems so easy, especially in hindsight. There are many health-related rituals we do to help prevent conditions. We visit the dentist twice a year to prevent cavities. Mammograms (after a certain age) can help detect breast cancer. ...