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3 Interesting Ways to Increase Blood Donation

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

 

Maintaining an adequate blood supply is critical to ensuring that all patients can receive life-saving treatment when needed. But there are constant challenges as blood suppliers endeavor to...

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CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit 2019: Refrigerator and Freezer Recommendations

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 by Miranda Allen

The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit reflects best practices for vaccine storage and handling from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, product information from...

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Measles Outbreaks Leading to Teens Taking their Vaccinations into their Own Hands

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Measles was declared eliminated (absence of continuous disease transmission for greater than 12 months) from the United States in 2000. This was thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in...

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GX Solutions: Why You Need Professional, Medical-grade Cold Storage

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 by Donna Holpuch

Proper cold storage of medications, vaccines, blood products and patient samples is critical in the healthcare environment, and often can be the difference between viable, effective products and...

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Helmer Scientific’s New GX Undercounter Refrigerator is Helping Reduce Hospital Noise Levels Thanks to OptiCool™ Technology

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Hospital noise levels have been known to negatively affect the health and healing of patients. Noise levels are also ranked as one of the most common patient complaints. There are many ways that...

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GX Solutions: Undercounter Refrigerators for Point-of-Use Blood Storage

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Remote storage of blood products at the point-of-use can be an efficient means of providing life-saving therapy when and where it is needed. For example, a hospital might store uncrossmatched Type...

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Vaccine Refusal Leading to Measles Outbreak

Posted on Feb 08, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Over the last few years, there has been a trend of parents hesitating to vaccinate their children, delaying their child’s routine immunizations or seeking pure exemption from state vaccine...

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Military Blood Practices Contribute to the Civilian Sector

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Photo courtesy of health.mil, the official website of the Military Health System

Research into blood transfusion began back in the 17th century, with experimentation continuing into the 19th...

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How the Revised USP Chapters <795> and <797> are Impacting Pharmacy

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Early last year, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) announced their plan to revise general chapters <795> and <797> in order to better align them with general chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs –...

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As National Blood Donor Month Comes to a Close, Donations are Still Needed

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

National Blood Donor Month has taken place during the month of January since 1970. During this time, the generosity of volunteer donors is celebrated, and efforts are made to raise awareness of...

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