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A Letter to Our Customers from Brian Shoenfeld

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We are facing a truly unprecedented time that reminds us daily how dramatically the situation affects all of us within our respective businesses, communities, and families. For those of you in the frontlines, we are inspired by your selfless ongoing efforts. You are the heroes moving us all forward. Here at Talon, we are doing everything possible to support the healthcare facilities and workers that are leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. While taking necessary precautions and establishing protocols to protect our valued employees, we are 100% committed to remaining operational in order to support you. Our Sales, Customer Success,...

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NOTES FROM THE EPICENTER

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NOTES FROM THE EPICENTER

As shared by Arash Dabestani on his LinkedIn page: Arash Dabestani Senior Director of Pharmacy, NYU Langone Health I am sharing lessons learned and some of the issues we have faced in these past weeks. I really hope this is helpful for those not yet impacted or minimally impacted by the coronavirus. Staff Protection Arguably, the most challenging issues we have encountered during this crisis. Ensure your staff that they are receiving the same level of protection as any other hospital employee depending on the exposure level. Encourage them to use their own masks as some N95 masks are still...

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Isolation Carts: How They Prevent The Spread of Infectious Disease

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Isolation Carts: How They Prevent The Spread of Infectious Disease

The Need for Isolation Precautions National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS) published an interesting article about the need for nurses to understand the prevalence and characteristics of common infections as they are often on the front lines in protecting their spread. According to the World Health Organization, up to 7 percent of patients may contract a healthcare-associated infection that could have been prevented with the proper use of isolation protocols. The fact that so many in the hospital environment are already ill and have weakened immune systems necessitates the use of isolation rooms and isolation carts. Influenza and C. diff may be the...

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The Crash Cart Checklist: Is It Enough to Reduce Patient Risk?

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The Crash Cart Checklist: Is It Enough to Reduce Patient Risk?

The Essential Crash Cart The purpose of a crash cart is to store and transport emergency medication and equipment, providing physicians and nurses immediate access to life-saving items. One report by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey found approximately six million patients were triaged into the “immediate category” in emergency departments across the United States in a single year. This means the patient’s condition was so dire, they required a doctor within 60 seconds of arrival. The World Journal of Emergency Medicine believes crash carts are, therefore, an “essential tool for resuscitation.” Their report entitled, “The Emergency Department Crash Cart: A Systematic Review and...

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The ACLS Crash Cart Requirements: What You Need to Know

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The ACLS Crash Cart Requirements: What You Need to Know

What Is ACLS? For many people in healthcare, a Basic Life Support (BLS) training is all they need. The course is led by an instructor who teaches basic life support skills. For others, a more advanced course is required. The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course enables healthcare professionals to treat patients with life-threatening cardiovascular conditions, stroke symptoms, and other emergencies that require immediate intervention. Once the healthcare professional completes the training, they receive ACLS certification that indicates they are trained to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) standards. Typically, doctors, registered nurses, and paramedics will complete the course. These professionals...

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