Top 5 Takeaways on Infection Preventionist Collaboration with the Surgical Team

Surgical site infection (SSI) is a significant postoperative complication that increases morbidity, mortality, and length of stay for surgical patients[1]. On average, 300,000 to 500,000 people develop SSI annually in the United States[1], with 3% of SSIs being fatal and an overall national cost of $10 billion per year[2]. Reducing the risk of SSI begins…

Reducing CLABSI and MARSI Risk Through Improved Vascular Access Dressing Integrity

Vascular Access Dressing Adherence and Hospital-acquired Infections Central venous access device (CVAD) related infections have a 12‐25% mortality in ICU populations. [1] Due to dressing disruption, central line‐associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) may occur. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) agree that vascular access device (VAD) dressing…

3 Questions with Jack LeDonne, MD, FACS, VA-BC

Our newest edition of 3 Questions With… 3 Questions With… features some of the finest thought leaders in healthcare specialties such as Infection Prevention, Vascular Access, Surgical Care and more. These experts answer questions on the latest insights, evidence and current practices. For our newest 3 Questions With… Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature Jack…

Partnering for Patient Safety: Eloquest Healthcare and the Patient Safety Movement

Preventable deaths in the US A 2016 study at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that preventable deaths in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in the US behind heart disease and cancer.[1] The study suggests that medical error leads to more than 250,000 deaths each year in the US, though other…

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3 Questions with Michelle Devries MPH, CIC, VA-BC

We are excited to launch a new production, a video series entitled, “3 Questions With…” 3 Questions With… features some of the finest thought leaders in healthcare specialties such as Infection Prevention, Vascular Access, Surgical Care and more. These experts answer questions on the latest insights, evidence and current practices. For our premier 3 Questions…

Make a Difference & Minimize Risk of Infection at #AVASM19

The 33rd Annual Association for Vascular Access (AVA) Scientific Meeting will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas—and Eloquest Healthcare will be there in the Exhibit Hall at Booth #318!  AVA 2019 will occur from October 4th – 7th (pre-conference workshops are on October 3rd).  The four-day meeting has a packed schedule with general…

Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureous contamination of surgical wounds: Are there effective interventions?

Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureous contamination of surgical wounds: Are there effective interventions?

Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) in the US SSIs are the most common and most costly type of hospital‐acquired infection, occurring in an estimated 160,000 to 300,000 patients in the US each year.[1] SSIs increase morbidity and mortality, result in longer hospital stays and substantially increased cost of care. In fact, it has been demonstrated that…

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CGI for HCP Product Education: The New ReliaTect Instructional Video

Instructional videos are a very important tool often used to educate healthcare providers on safe use of medical devices.  They provide a great platform to deliver detailed and easy-to-digest instructions whether the device is of a more complicated nature or not.  Video can be a great complement to printed tools, but when is the last…

Surgical Scars: Prevalence and Importance of Prevention

Each year in the US more than 50 million surgeries are performed.1 Treatment of resulting surgical scars has driven decades of research, and it is estimated that in the US $20 billion per year is spent on scar treatment and management.2 Patients have made it clear that they are highly concerned about scarring after surgery…