New eShield™ Stay-Clean™ Smartphone and Tablet Covers Reduce Risk of Cross Contamination

    [ Jun 17, 2020 4:10:34 PM / by Christina Czeszewski posted in Disinfecting Medical Equipment, germ free digital, tablet disinfection, reduce HAI, Infection Control, News

    Whitney Medical Solutions, the Experts in Germ-Free Digital™, is proud to introduce the newest product in the eShield™ line of electronic device covers, non-sterile eShield™ Stay-Clean™ covers. Currently available in 4 sizes for smartphones and tablets.


    eShield™ Stay-Clean™ covers are designed to quickly and easily cover and seal the high touch surfaces of handheld devices to reduce the risk to yourself and others with whom you come in contact with from cross contamination in non-sterile environments. Surface barriers are an essential part of proper infection control protocol.

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    Prevent the Spread of Germs on Mobile High Touch Surfaces: Cell Phones, Tablets and Keyboards

    [ May 11, 2020 4:31:10 PM / by Christina Czeszewski posted in reduce cross contamination, germ free digital, mobile device disinfection, tablet disinfection, germ spread prevention, germ prevention, plastic covers tablet, plastic cover cell phone, protective barrier HAI, disinfecting high touch surfaces, cell phone disinfection, reduce HAI

    Preventing the spread of germs helps keep you and others from getting sick. While many first think of washing hands or wearing latex gloves and face masks as preventative actions, these are not the only ways to fight germs. In fact, a vast number of germs are found in the most overlooked places. In order to avoid cross contamination, it is important to be aware of solutions that keep these unsuspecting germ-spreading culprits in mind.

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    Appreciation for Laboratory Professionals, Lab Week 2020

    [ Apr 25, 2020 6:09:31 PM / by Christina Czeszewski

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    Whitney Medical Solutions, Essential Business & Operations Continue

    [ Apr 9, 2020 4:26:59 PM / by Christina Czeszewski



    Whitney Medical Solutions is classified as an essential business as defined in Illinois Executive Order 20-10, as a Manufacturer / supply chain for critical products for essential healthcare and manufacturing industries.

    With health and safety first, we are prepared and operational.
     
    As the impact of the coronavirus continues to develop, we have modified operations to continue to safely fulfill our commitment to our customers. We are here to support you and are working hard to ensure we continue to provide you with uninterrupted, dependable service, timely order placement, and delivery of the medical and laboratory supplies you need.

    During this time, we encourage you to email at: sales@whitneyms.com for fastest order placement, or call us at 1-800-338-4237. We will continue to closely monitor the situation, stay focused on keeping our employees and communities healthy, and providing you the support our medical and laboratory customers need.

    Sincerely,

    Steven Whitney, President, Whitney Medical Solution

     

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    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 25, 2020

    [ Feb 14, 2020 12:59:48 PM / by Christina Czeszewski

    The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place on April 25, 2020.

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    Top 2019 & 2020 Nursing & Healthcare Conferences to Attend

    [ Nov 1, 2019 3:01:24 PM / by Christina Czeszewski

    One of the best ways to learn about the latest trends in your industry, develop current and new skills, and network with other professionals is to attend healthcare conferences. While it may be hard to choose the right conference for you based on the knowledge and experience you want to gain, here is a list of upcoming healthcare and nursing conferences in 2019 and 2020.

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    Validation of Autoclavability of Biohazardous Waste Containers

    [ Oct 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Christina Czeszewski posted in Biohazard Waste Containers, Disinfecting Medical Equipment

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Disinfection Guidelines, “of all the methods available for sterilization, moist heat in the form of saturated steam under pressure is the most widely used and the most dependable… Like all sterilization processes, steam sterilization has some deleterious effects on some materials...”. 

    Since autoclaving is the most common form of sterilization, a good alternative to the environmentally damaging practice of waste incineration, and likely the method many of our customers are using, we tested the autoclavability of Whitney’s BIOHAZARD Bench-Top Keeper and BIOHAZARD Safe-Keeper.

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    Keeping the TubeCaddy® Disinfected: Best Practices for Cleaning and Disinfecting Velcro® in Patient Care Devices

    [ Jun 10, 2019 6:33:33 PM / by Christina Czeszewski posted in Tube Organizer, IV Clip, Tube Caddy, Patient Care, Cleaning Medical Equipment, Bedrail Clip, Disinfecting Medical Equipment

     

    The TubeCaddy is not a medical device, but is most closely similar to items classified as noncritical reusable medical equipment. According to the CDC, “virtually no risk has been documented for transmission of infectious agents to patients through noncritical items when they are used as noncritical items and do not contact non-intact skin and/or mucous membranes”.  Other examples of noncritical reusable medical equipment / noncritical patient-care items are bedpans, blood pressure cuffs, crutches and computers.

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    Biohazard Waste Disposal Guide

    [ Jul 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Barbara Mott posted in Biohazard Waste Containers

    To maintain compliance and safety for staff and patients in a variety of environments, it’s necessary to properly dispose of biohazard waste. This comprehensive guide will cover the different types of biohazard waste, along with the containers you should utilize for safe disposal.

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    Bone Cement Removal Made Easy with Disposable Curettes

    [ Feb 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Barbara Mott posted in Bone Cement Removal

    Prior to the development of single use disposable bone cement removal curettes, orthopedic surgeons’ most common options for removing excess soft cement during primary TJR were using a metal tool that was close at hand…a freer, a metal bone curette or other instrument made of steel...or even a gloved finger. With a metal tool, there is increased chance of scratching the prosthesis, possibly resulting in long-term complications. With the cement covered gloved finger a time-consuming re-gloving is required.

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