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Implementing the CDC’s Core Practices for Infection Prevention and Control

Implementing the CDC’s Core Practices for Infection Prevention and Control In response to the ever-changing threats associated with HAI transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the new Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Safe Healthcare Delivery in All Settings. Using a targeted approach to prevention, it is possible to reduce the incidence of these preventable infections so that every single patient is protected from the risks of HAIs, but it does require an ongoing and comprehensive approach.

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Three Ways to Avoid Over-Ordering Surgical Supplies

Three Ways to Avoid Over-Ordering Surgical Supplies How can hospitals and other providers avoid over-ordering surgical supplies during COVID-19 and as elective surgical procedures continue to ramp up? In our latest article, we examine that question and present three best practices that hospitals can follow to order the have the right level of supplies.

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Inventory Management and COVID-19: How a Stockpile Audit Can Help

Inventory Management and COVID-19: How a Stockpile Audit Can Help In the early days of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals quickly stockpiled as much inventory as possible. With global supply chain constraints and uncertainty about what the future held in the fight against COVID-19, they might have sourced products that were not part of their typical inventory. As healthcare systems continue to navigate COVID-19, their inventory levels might be out of alignment.

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Elective Surgeries and Procedures during COVID

Elective Surgeries and Procedures during COVID As the COVID-19 virus flared up, many states prohibited elective surgeries. Now, many of those same states are lifting some restrictions and elective surgeries are starting to return to hospitals. As a supply chain professional, you may be contemplating the return of elective surgeries at your hospital or have even started them back up again on a limited basis. But are you ready for when elective surgeries get fully ramped up? Here are four steps you can take now to get your supply chain ready for when elective procedures and surgeries fully return.

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Leadership Development is Key to Success

Leadership Development is Key to Success Owens & Minor is rapidly growing into a global healthcare services company. We know that the contributions of our teammates and our leaders, who helped us to arrive at this phase in our journey, are key to our future success. As the Vice President of Global Staffing & Organizational Effectiveness, I understand as an organization we need to ensure that we are able to identify, develop, and empower leaders at all levels. Leadership does not automatically come with a title or a position. Leadership comes from who you are and how you engage and inspire your team and those around you. It is all about demonstrating leadership skills in tangible ways every single day.

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