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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

It may be Movember, but there is a reason behind every mustache this November. The Movember campaign seeks to raise funds, which are responsible for the sprouting of millions of mustaches around the world, during the month previously known as November. Guys take action by signing up , shaving down their face on Movember 1, and growing a mustache for the month. They grow and groom their new mustache , asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. Here are some quick facts on prostate canc...

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11/24/2014 8:53:00 AM

10 Tips for Surgeon Cell Phone Use in the OR

1 . Surgeons can't ask staff to help them make or receive calls. 2 . To avoid signal interference, cell phones should not be within 3 feet of surgical, anesthesia and monitoring equipment. 3 . Engage only in urgent or emergent outside communication, minimize personal and routine calls, and keep calls as brief as possible. 4 . To minimize use of cell phones, forward incoming calls to desks in the pre-op or PACU areas or to hardwired phones in the OR. 5 . Silence ringtones and employ an inaudible ...

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10/27/2014 3:31:00 PM

Safety in the Operating Room: Preventing Surgical Fires

Safety in the Operating Room: Preventing Surgical Fires If you are a healthcare professional, then you already know safety is the main goal for any procedure done in an operating room. That is why it is important to understand what a surgical fire is, what causes it, and how to reduce the risk and/or contain it. Medical products used in surgical procedures such as: medical gases, alcohol-base skin preparation agents, ESU’s, lasers, and fiber optic light sources all have one thing in co...

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7/23/2014 3:49:00 PM

3-D Printing Could Revolutionize The Medical Industry

With 3-D printing developing immensely over the past few years, more and more medical facilities have been open to the idea of applying these technological advancements into various medical procedures. Since the first 3-D printer in 1984, there have been thousands of 3-D objects utilized in the medical field; from a transplantable kidney , to a new nose , and even to blood vessels . The development of 3-D printed objects has not only decreased the cost of buying these objects, but has also made ...

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6/24/2014 10:38:00 AM

Plastic: The New Medical Material

As more and more medical products are introduced into today’s world, the restrictions and requirements for those products also increase. These constraints control everything from what can be produced, to where the materials are allowed to be made. Along with those requirements, come cost pressures brought on by international competition, safety and sustainability concerns, and, finally, manufacturability issues. This is not a field for the timid. At the same time, those pressures are an in...

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6/9/2014 4:15:00 PM

Is your Hospital Equipment a Security Risk?

  With the latest breach of the Heart Bleed Virus, many people are concerned their personal information may be at risk. Most people are making sure they are changing their passwords and checking websites for a possible information infringement. However, has anyone ever considered the possibility of hospital equipment being at risk? According to a recent article by Kim Zetter, It’s Insanely Easy To Hack Hospital Equipment, computers aren’t the only risk when checking for a securi...

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4/28/2014 11:49:00 AM

What is the Difference Between FHC Refurbished Equipment and Other Refurbishers?

There are many words in the English language that have more than one meaning, depending upon who is saying it. At FHC, refurbished has a different meaning to us than some other industry refurbishers or used dealers. Buyers need to be aware of what those differences are when they are looking to buy refurbished equipment and saving their facility with quality, good as new medical equipment. FHC Refurbished – if something is refurbished at FHC, it had more than just a new coat of paint and so...

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