Biomedical technicians provide invaluable services to healthcare facilities. Since healthcare facilities see high volumes of patients daily, access to safe, operational equipment is a top priority. Biomedical technicians help ensure facilities have reliable access to medical equipment by providing services such as preventative maintenance, equipment repair and calibration, and more.
Healthcare facilities see many patients daily, so treatment surfaces such as hospital mattresses and stretchers are in high demand. Frequently touched treatment surfaces are known to play a significant role in the transmission of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)1 so, to minimize the risk of HAIs, these surfaces must be thoroughly disinfected.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous stress on the healthcare system and every profession within it. Not surprisingly, healthcare facilities have prioritized infection prevention and control (IPC) duties, requiring extra responsibilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other healthcare-associated infections. At the recent Association for Professionals in Infection Control and
Healthcare hygiene is key to preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). It has been well documented that inadequate hygiene practices can increase the risk of HAIs among patients and healthcare staff. HAIs pose a serious threat to patient safety and are a burden on the healthcare system, so they must be managed
May 28th is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health (IDAWH). This day was commemorated in 1987 by the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) and is characterized by ‘Call for Action’ campaigns that address unmet needs in women’s health. The first IDAWH campaign successfully addressed maternal