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[Blog Post]: A Decade of Surgery Problems Plague Rhode Island Hospital

“RI Hospital has been hit repeatedly now by State regulators for conducting wrong side and wrong person surgeries. In addition, Rhode Island Hospital has been embroiled in multiple lawsuits including a number of cases of major litigation. Just in the past three years, juries hit the hospita...
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Viscot Medical – Now on Vimeo!

Viscot Medical has recently joined Similar to the YouTube Channel, videos will be posted displaying demonstrations of products, podcasts, etc. There are 6 videos currently uploaded to the page, head over and check it out! Let us know what you think of the videos in the comments section...
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New Marker Continues To Mark Even When Wet

For over 40 years Viscot Medical has been a global innovator of surgical markers. We are proud to introduce our newest innovation: The Visflow Ultra Intraoperative Surgical Skin Marker is a groundbreaking marker that eliminates the issue with a marker getting clogged due to blood, fat, and other ...
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Improve Communication, Reduce Errors

The Joint Commission identifies that the failure to communicate is the reason why 61% of sentinel events occur. Viscot SafeT Communication Boards were designed to help improve team communication and reduce the amount of errors that occur. We offer absolutely free customization and can tai...
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[Blog Post] – From MassLive: Medical errors in Massachusetts hospitals jumped 60 percent last year

“SPRINGFIELD -- The number of reported medical errors in Massachusetts hospitals increased by 60 percent last year, in part due to unsanitary conditions in a Western Massachusetts dialysis unit. In 2015, the number of serious preventable medical errors reported to state medical officials wa...
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[Blog Post] – From THESE medical events should NEVER happen but hospital trust records SEVEN in a year.

“The trust which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, in Mid Sussex, reported seven ‘never events’ in 2015, including four incidents where surgeons operated on the wrong part of a patient’s body. Professor Sir...
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[Blog Post] – From Fox 31 Denver: Surgeon accused of removing kidney from the wrong patient

“Massachusetts health authorities are investigating an allegation that a surgeon removed a kidney from the wrong patient.”… “Surgery performed on the wrong patient is described as a “never event” by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: an error that...
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Viscot Medical - Updated Product Descriptions

Viscot has made a recent update to their website to try to accommodate you, the customer. Viscot Medical has edited the descriptions of their markers and urinals to make them easier for the consumer to read and understand. Knowing that your time is important, the new bullet point style allows for...
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[Blog Post] – From Thanh Nien News: Man has wrong let cut open at leading Vietnam public hospital

“Hanoi’s Viet Duc Hospital, one of Vietnam’s leading medical facilities, has suspended a surgeon and his team for mistakenly operating on a patient’s right leg instead of his left Tuesday. The family of the 37-year-old patient, Tran Van Thao, said he had been diagnosed wit...
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[Blog Post] – From Medical news Today: Hospitals on alert for global emergence of deadly, drug-resistant yeast infection

“Health authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom are alerting hospitals to be on the lookout for an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast in patients that is causing potentially lethal, invasive infections in healthcare settings. First brought to the attention of medical authori...
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[BLOG POST] - From Medical Dialogues: New Delhi: Wrong Leg operated at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh

“In a shocking case of medical blunder reported from the capital, Doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh have operated on the wrong leg of the patient. The patient who after a fall had an injury on his left leg, found out that his right leg had been mistakenly operated upon, when he woke...
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[BLOG POST] – From Journal Standard: Letter: A reminder to health providers to give each patient a timeout

“For a surgical patient, their family members and friends, a wrong patient, wrong site or wrong surgical procedure is devastating. As a perioperative nurse, I am committed to helping reduce surgical errors and improve patient outcomes by taking a timeout for every patient, every time. B...
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[BLOG POST] – From Health News Media: CAUTI Rates Drop 14% Under Two-Pronged Approach

“Newly published results from a recent national effort to reduce CAUTI show it is possible to decrease urinary catheter use and UTIs by targeting the technical, behavioral, and cultural components of CAUTI prevention." "The push to decrease rates of catheter-associated urinary...
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Viscot Medical – Save 10% when you bundle

Viscot Medical is offering a limited time promotion: Buy any non-sterile and sterile Traditional Ink Mini surgical marker (part #1451) and save 10% on your entire order. Terms and details can be found here. For more information contact us here or call us 1.800.221.0658. ...
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Viscot Medical – AllSkin™ Surgical Marker

Traditional (Gentian Violet) Surgical Ink has been the standard in surgical marking for decades, most clinicians are familiar with the purple colored ink. However, the ink can get washed on darker skin tones and violates the Joint Commission’s Universal Protocol for correct site markin...
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[BLOG POST] – Stop, You Forgot to Mark the Site

Things can go wrong very easily if you don’t marker your surgical site. We’ve heard all the issues: the mark won’t come off; the mark comes off to easily; purple ink doesn’t show up on the patient; etc. Luckily Viscot Medical has the most complete line of surgica...
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[BLOG POST] – FROM OUTPATIENT SURGERY NEWS: Do You Have a Culture of Safety?

"[A]t a Minnesota hospital, everything seemed to be going smoothly. The surgeon initialed the site, the patient gave consent and the physician's notes said a biopsy was to be done on the right lung. But there was a problem. The notes were wrong. In fact, the biopsy was to be done on the ...
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Viscot Medical – Give 5 minutes of your time, get a $5 Starbucks Gift Card

Have you made a purchase in the past 30 days? Leave a review using your account information and get a $5 Starbucks Gift Card! Click here to view terms. ...
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VISCOT MEDICAL – Happy Holidays from Viscot Medical

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VISCOT MEDICAL – Get your order in soon: Shipping black out dates

VISCOT MEDICAL – Get your order in soon: Shipping black out dates
Need something before the new year? Be sure to get your order in soon! Do to UPS, FedEx, and other shipping service closures Viscot Medical is unable to ship product out on the following dates: 12/24/15 12/25/15 12/31/15 1/1/16 Thank you all for another wonderf...
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[BLOG POST] – FROM OUTPATIENT SURGERY NEWS: Is Blue Wrap Better Against Bacteria?

"Blue wrap may be substantially better than rigid instrument containers at protecting sterilized instruments against bacterial contamination... Most of the rigid containers (87%) allowed the entry of airborne bacteria. The researchers found that older containers were especially vulnerab...
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VISCOT MEDICAL – Help our 4 legged veterans #GivingTuesday

VISCOT MEDICAL – Help our 4 legged veterans #GivingTuesday
Viscot Medical, a proud Veteran Owned Small Business, is celebrating Giving Tuesday by supporting our 4 legged veterans. Mission K9 Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to retired and retiring Military Working Dogs, Combat Dogs, and other dogs who may serve. They...
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[BLOG POST] – From Surgical Products: Talking Sharps Safety And Needlestick Prevention

Soffzone® Neutral Zone has been found the most unobtrusive method to implement the Hands Free Technique* Top 3 sharps injuries caused by suture needles (43.4%), scalpel blades (17%) and syringes with needles (12%)** Soffzone® Syringe Tray allows you to re-cap ne...
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[BLOG POST] – FROM ASPS Journal: Need for Increased Awareness, Reporting and Prevention...

  Soffzone® Neutral Zone - enforces Hands Free Technique which is proven to reduce sharps injuries* Soffzone®'s bright red color means it can be spotted even using peripheral vision - ideal for cases where microscopes or loops are used Soffzone...
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