INFECTION PREVENTION. Innovative medical devices improve patient safety

Cantrell, Susan
March 2012
Healthcare Purchasing News;Mar2012, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p22
Trade Publication
The article presents an overview of he challenges that health care facilities face when choosing new products and medical devices to be used in patient care. A discussion of products from several companies, including Medline Industries, H+H System Inc. and Tronex International, that can improve patient safety, prevent infection, reduce medical errors and prevent medication errors, is presented.


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