Healthcare News & Insights

A different way to stop C. diff in your hospital

Does your facility dispose of its sharps with a reusable container? If so, this practice could actually be increasing your patients’ risk of contracting C. diff. According to new research, single-use containers may be the way to go. 

10 medical devices are potential time bombs

As much as technology has helped advance medicine, it can have a harmful side, too. When broken or used improperly, devices meant to heal can harm — or even cause death.

Ouch! Surgical sharps injuries on the rise

This hurts in more ways than one: Since passage of a new safety law, surgical sharps injuries have increased more than 6% — while injuries in nonsurgical settings dropped more than 30%. The question is: Why?