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How Much do Patient Falls Cost in Your Medical Facility?

How Much do Patient Falls Cost in Your Medical Facility

Fall prevention is key to patient health and the achievement of better patient outcomes. However, beyond that, fall prevention is critical for avoiding non-reimbursable costs to your facility. Because falls are deemed “preventable” events or “Never Events” by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), there is no clear path to reimbursement. Even in the case…

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Reduce Staff Injuries with Lighter Weight Patient Positioners

In a given day, nurses have been estimated to lift a total of 1.8 tons in a single shift—yes, nearly 2 tons!—making it no wonder they consistently rank as having one of the highest incidence rates of back, neck, and shoulder injuries. Consequently, more than one-third of all U.S. nurses miss work due to some…

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Tips to Reduce Injuries in Your Healthcare Practice

Though the focus of medical care is often the patients themselves, personnel helping to provide that care are at an increased risk for back and other musculoskeletal injury. Workload and patient handling have resulted in nurses and surgeons exhibiting one of the highest rates of these conditions among all occupations. However, through safer and evolving…

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Supporting Aphasia Patients Through Attention to Psychosocial Needs

Lost in the purely physiological treatment of patients with aphasia, typically the adverse effect of a head injury or stroke, are the condition’s psychosocial implications. Inattention to a patient’s psychosocial well-being can lead to depression and a prolonged recovery. However, a more in-depth look at both aphasia treatment and communication can help patients feel fulfilled…

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Should Medical Professionals Wear Eye Protection to Prevent Radiation Exposure?

Your eyes are two of your body’s most valuable and sensitive organs, yet, when working with radiation, it’s still not standard practice to protect the eyes as well as current technology allows. While attention to eye safety and the use of leaded eyewear are starting to come to the forefront of medical thinking, improvements can…

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Tips to Improve Patient Payment Compliance in Orthopedic Practices

Though quality of care is the highest priority for your orthopedic practice, you need timely and adequate patient payment compliance to continue to provide that care. As deductibles rise, unexpected bills crop up after traumatic events and out-of-pocket costs hinder patients’ ability to pay, financial instability can result. Fortunately, patient education and up-front costs can…

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Dispelling the Myths of What Makes a Quality Shoe Insert

The latest AliTalks podcast discussion examined the important factors that go into a quality shoe insert. Host Daniel Litwin was joined by Michelle Rocha, national retail marketing manager and product specialist at Bauerfeind. Rocha talked about the importance of the right insert to provide foot relief and alleviate knee and back pain. Rocha then…

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Fostering a Culture of Engagement is Key to Combating Employee Disengagement and Quiet Quitting
June 12, 2024

Employee engagement in the U.S. workforce has reached an alarming 11-year low, with only 30% of employees actively engaged at work, according to Gallup. This significant drop in engagement and rise in disengagement highlights a pressing challenge for leaders across various industries on how to foster a culture where employees feel motivated and valued. What…

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How a Futurist Sees Healthcare Being Delivered!
June 12, 2024

In a recent episode of the “Healthcare Rethink” podcast by FinThrive, host Brian Urban explored the future of healthcare with Trond Arne Undheim, a leading Futurist and Research scholar in Global Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Policy. Undheim, author of “Health Tech: Rebooting Society Software, Hardware, and Mindset,” shared his vision of a healthcare system…

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Industry-Wide Collaboration and Historical Aerodynamic Insights Ensure eVTOL Safety
June 11, 2024

The electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) sector is on the cusp of revolutionizing urban mobility, yet it faces significant aerodynamic challenges. With the rise of urban air mobility, the industry must navigate complex issues like vortex ring state and outwash effects. As the technology progresses, the stakes are high for ensuring safety and…

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Seamless eVTOL Urban Air Mobility Requires Smart Vertiport Design and Regulatory Support
June 11, 2024

The electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) industry is on the brink of transforming urban air mobility, with significant investments fueling rapid advancements. Projections indicate a substantial growth in the sector, underscoring its potential to reshape transportation. However, these developments bring forth considerable challenges, particularly concerning infrastructure and safety. What are the main infrastructural…

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AliTalks: Nurses Shouldn’t Have to DIY Patient Positioners
September 12, 2019

When patients are undergoing surgery, nurses work to ensure their patients are in the safest, proper position whether they’re lying on their back supine, face down prone, or even inverted in Trendelenburg position. To do this, healthcare providers use foam, gel, or bean bag positioners to properly support their patients, but some hospitals are…

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The Unspoken Need for Speech Pathologists in Healthcare with Sandy Grafton
July 8, 2019

Speech Pathologists, once thought of as merely consultants for those with a stutter, are essential medical professionals that treat much more than a stammer. Today, speech pathologists are in high demand as conditions like dementia and brain injury are on the rise. The world is awakening to the indispensable need for speech pathologists as…

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Operating Room Turnover Kits are Saving Time, Money, and Preventing Infections
May 23, 2019

It seems healthcare professionals at care facilities are trying to do more with less time and resources: more patients, fewer nurses, less reimbursement from Medicare, and rising demands from health insurance companies. But at a time when some patients — an estimated 650,000 annually — are coming out of hospitals sicker than they were before…

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