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Proper sanitation and infection control practices are essential in dental practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, influenza, hepatitis, and more. Many federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), have guidelines......

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have made convenient surgery possible in the United States. These centers are popular, with ASC healthcare staff members treating numerous patients per day. Efficiency is the name of the game in ASCs so that providers can better maximize case volume and......

At its foundation, ambulatory surgical procedures refer to the ability for a patient to leave the hospital or medical facility the same day of the surgery without being admitted. There are several other names for ambulatory surgeries, such as: Outpatient surgery Same-day procedure (surgery) Minimally......

The number of outpatient surgical procedures in the U.S. is expected to climb to 144 million per year by 2023. Additionally, more than 48 million inpatient surgical procedures are performed in hospitals annually.  The tremendous growth in surgical cases leaves room for infections if hospitals......

When undergoing a hospital renovation or construction project, it’s crucial to consider infection control when making design decisions. Poor design can lead to higher infection rates, accreditation survey citations, and decreased hospital efficiency. You’ll want to hire an infection control consultant who can offer expert......

Survey citations are issued for various reasons, and poor design factors in healthcare facilities could lead to citations. Everything from long-term care facilities to dental practices to dialysis clinics could be affected by poor design decisions. The risk of healthcare-associated infections is a real concern,......

Medicine and medical processes have come a long way throughout history. It has been 3,000 years since Egyptians began preserving their dead using antiseptic materials they had readily available. Since then, our medical processes have progressed from leeches and crude saws to anesthesia and antibiotics.......

Healthcare is an ever-changing industry. Diseases are discovered, cures are created, new ways of caring for patients and treating disease are developed. As healthcare evolves, it is essential that our facilities evolve, too. Updating healthcare facilities doesn’t mean continually constructing new buildings in place of......

The healthcare industry is constantly changing. New infectious diseases are discovered and, thanks to human ingenuity in terms of innovative research, new treatments and vaccines are created. Although infections are different from one to the next, the chain of infection explains how infectious diseases spread......