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How hospitals can prevent their establishment from Norovirus?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), norovirus is an extremely infectious virus which directly affects the stomach and intestines. Some of the primary reasons for someone getting affected by norovirus are as follows: Coming in direct connection with an afflicted person. Having contaminated food and water. Touching infected surfaces and using the unwashed hands for consumption. Symptoms of norovirus start showing 12 to 48 hours after a person has been...

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Safety Guidelines for Medical Products

Healthcare institutions make use of medical equipment on a regular basis. Which is why it is essential for medical staff to adhere to safety guidelines when using various medical devices. Such medical products are used for diagnosing and treating patients. Hence, healthcare members should be given appropriate training for handling medical devices with care to ensure the utmost safety of patients. Inappropriate use of medical devices can lead to dire consequences. While patients’ lives...

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How to choose the right Medical Supplies for any healthcare set up

Today, the healthcare sector is no more perceived as a basic service but has become a massive industry by itself. In India, the healthcare industry is burgeoning and is expected to reach a worth of $280 billion by 2020. This has certainly escalated the growth and manufacture of medical consumables within the country. Alternatively, increased public awareness, increased literacy rate, and higher income levels have further led to a substantial increase in the demand...

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Cataract – Its Significance & Cataract Awareness Month (June)

Cataract the utmost symbolic root-cause of bilateral blindness in India where vision <20/200 or <6/60 in the better eye on presentation is defined as Blindness. In India, Cataract has been proclaimed to be pledged for 50-80% of the bilateral blindness in the country. India is dedicated to the goal of expulsion of avoidable blindness by 2020 in line with the Global Vision 2020: the Right To Sight drive. Vision 2020: The Right to sight...

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Surgical Smoke Plume is a Health Hazard

WHAT IS SURGICAL SMOKE? Medical surgeries have proven to be a boon for mankind; however, they too come with a lot of consequences. Did you know that many OR professionals are exposed to potentially dangerous smoke plumes emanating from electrosurgical units? Inhaling this smoke for hours can prove to be dangerous and causes several health complications.  Surgical smoke is a lethal by-product of surgical devices. This smoke includes roughly 150 chemicals, including 16 EPA priority...