Providers, do your Part in Preventing the Spread of Influenza this Season

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Influenza sickens millions of Americans each year. During the 2017-2018 flu season, 49 million people caught the virus. Hundreds of thousands of them were hospitalized and, per the CDC, more than...

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Where Does Tube Testing Fit for Pretransfusion Testing?

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 by Ben Greenfield

Automation has increasingly been adopted in clinical laboratories and blood banks, providing alternatives to the traditional method of manual tube testing for pretransfusion testing. ...

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News Roundup - Helmer Scientific

Posted on Nov 09, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has recently been featured in Inside Indiana Business and Noblesville Magazine.  Check out an array of stories about Helmer’s innovations, products, and partnerships along with...

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Helmer Scientific to Exhibit at MEDICA 2018 International Trade Fair

Posted on Nov 01, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

At Helmer Scientific, we are looking forward to exhibiting at the world’s leading medical trade fair, MEDICA 2018. MEDICA takes place in mid-November each year in Dusseldorf, Germany. This year’s...

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Preventing Diversion in the Outpatient Setting

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Inpatient pharmacies go to great lengths to ensure that their high-risk medications are properly stored, managed and accounted for. Hospital pharmacies deploy technology such as video cameras,...

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Recent changes in Vaccine Recommendations and Immunization Practices

Posted on Oct 26, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Pharmacists and other healthcare providers have a responsibility to follow guidelines and best practices for vaccine administration and general immunization practices. New vaccine approvals,...

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Researchers Discover How to Convert Types A & B Blood into Type O

Posted on Oct 24, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood transfusions must be compatible with the recipient’s blood type. If the blood is not compatible, the patient’s immune system attacks the transfused red blood cells, causing a potentially...

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Experts Shocked at the Number of Influenza Related Deaths in 2017-2018 Season

Posted on Oct 18, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Last year, the United States experienced the highest influenza death toll in at least four decades. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu or flu complications last winter. ‘“That’s huge,”...

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Options for Pre-transfusion Testing - Where Does Tube Testing Fit?

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

Pre-transfusion testing refers to the laboratory tests required to ensure compatibility between a patient’s blood and a transfusion of donated blood. This process includes patient identification,...

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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Implement BloodTrack® System

Posted on Oct 05, 2018 by Ben Greenfield

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) has implemented the Haemonetics® BloodTrack® Software System! The Haemonetics BloodTrack System is designed to improve efficiency and safety...

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