Since 1970, January has been National Blood Donor Month. The goal: to encourage blood donation during the winter months, when need often outpaces supply. At STANLEY Healthcare, we’re proud to support blood banks—and drive innovation in Environmental Monitoring across healthcare settings—all year long. In conjunction with National Blood Donor Month, here’s a quick look back at 2016’s innovations.
For providers of Vaccines for Children (VFC), January 1, 2017 marks an important deadline. Starting in the New Year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer permit household combination refrigerator/freezers to be used to store vaccines for children.
No, this isn’t a post that got lost on its way to Pinterest. It’s a reminder to healthcare facilities management teams about the importance of defrosting the freezers used throughout your facility.
Each year, Pharmacy Purchasing & Products magazine publishes a Pharmacy Automation issue highlighting the latest innovations and trends.
In the previous installment, I outlined four key questions that any lab or blood bank should address prior to a wireless monitoring deployment. For this installment, I'd like to share the concerns and considerations unique to blood banks:
From staff workflow optimization and trend discovery and analysis to enhanced audit readiness and reporting, the potential advantages of continual wireless monitoring are hard to dispute.
But before any lab, blood bank, or blood center implements wireless network-based monitoring, it’s important to work closely with Facilities, IT, and/or Biomedical partners within the organization.
January was National Blood Donor Month—making it an ideal time to explore the use of environmental monitoring in blood banks and centers.
During the winter months, blood is often in short supply. Chalk it up to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. January is an especially challenging time for blood centers—and a drop in donor turnout can put our country’s blood inventory at critically low levels.
That’s why January has been designated National Blood Donor Month.
As regulatory requirements increase in complexity and scope, healthcare providers are responding with strategic investments in technology to improve their performance on measures for human safety, security and privacy.