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Lateral Transfers: Know The Risks

The Risks of Repositioning a Patient Caregivers and medical professionals perform countless lateral transfers per day. This procedure is best described as repositioning a patient from one surface to another. With the uncertainty of lateral transfers, both nurses and patients become vulnerable to handling injuries. Whether a patient’s in the ICU or being taken to surgery, several departments are responsible for conducting lateral transfers. With that said, the potential for a...

Epidural Safety for Patients and Staff

What is Epidural Safety? Epidural Analgesia's are used to reduce or completely eliminate pain. It is when the doctor inserts opioids or local anesthesia in their patient's epidural space, which blocks the nerve roots. Staff and patients can be protected from injury when exercising epidural safety during this procedure. Local anesthesia can include opioids such as morphine, hydromorphone, and fentanyl or drugs of a different class such as mepivacaine, lidocaine, bupivacaine, and...

NIOSH N95 Mask The Gold Standard for Protection

It has been a year since COVID-19 first changed the world. Today, masks are a common sight around the world. However, while most people have accepted a mask as a part of daily life, supply is still a pressing issue for the worldwide market. The future for masks is still up for discussion. The future starts by building up the supply. The global supply of N95 masks is still not...

Epidurals and Spinal Blocks

Most Common Use of Epidurals There are many times when a patient wants to be or needs to be awake during surgery. The classic case is the Caesarean section when a mother cannot have her child vaginally. She wants to see and hold her baby the moment it's born. This procedure is possible with the use of an epidural block. By injecting numbing medication into the epidural space just above the...

NIOSH N95 Masks for Public Use

The Growing Prevalence Of NIOSH N95 Masks Before the coronavirus reared its fatal, viral, and contagious head, masks were predominantly worn by medical professionals. However, the world has been gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly a year, resulting in an increased demand for personal protective equipment. NIOSH N95 masks, in particular, are sought-after for their filtration efficiency, high surgical rating, and FDA approval. As these public demands remain on an...

Finding a Trusted Supplier for N95 Facemasks

CDC Recommended N95 Facemasks The pandemic has brought a lot of changes to the healthcare industry. From increased patient loads to shortages of medical supplies, there are many uncertainties are going into the future. One very specific medical supply that has got a lot of press lately is the N95 Facemasks. The CDC has recommended this particular facemask as the most effective protective measure against the novel coronavirus. For this reason, the...

Epidural Chair for Epidural Safety

Epidural Analgesia for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery Epidural injections or epidural anesthesia is defined as regional anesthesia that blocks pain in a specific area of the body. To perform an epidural injection, the anesthesiologist utilizes a hollow needle to place an epidural catheter, which is a small and flexible plastic tube, into the space between the spinal column and outer membrane of the spinal cord (epidural space). This is in...

Epidural Chair for Thoracentesis

Why use the Epidural Chair for Thoracentesis Thoracentesis is an invasive procedure used to diagnose and medicate pleural effusions, during the treatment of a condition whereby excess fluid accumulates in the pleural space. Thoracentesis is used to manage symptoms like pain and shortness of breath. It relieves pressure in your lungs and provides epidural pain relief. The procedure also establishes the cause of the excess fluid found in the pleural space....

EPD for Thoracentesis

What is Thoracentesis and what are the risks to patients and staff? Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove the excess fluid that is found in the space between the lungs known as the pleural cavity. This is also sometimes called a Pleural Tap. The accumulation of fluid in the plural cavity is called pleural effusion. According to hospital staff patients with many different conditions or diagnosis experience this issue. Thoracentesis is performed for both diagnostic...

N95 Masks for Maximum Protection

N95 Masks for Maximum Protection When dealing with a respiratory virus like COVID-19, hospitals rely on PPE such as N95 masks and gowns to keep staff members safe. Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, there were critical shortages of this essential gear. In hard-hit places like New York and California, doctors and nurses were crafting PPE out of supplies they had on hand. Even after several months, there are still concerns...