Sklar Research, Reports & Articles

5 Most Popular Catalogs (Infographic)

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Apr 19, 2018 9:13:00 AM

Sklar’s Surgical Instrument and medical supply catalogs are excellent sources for specifications on our surgical instruments and supplies. They provide supplementary information on care, cleaning, and new innovations. Because the healthcare industry evolves frequently, we update our catalogs to reflect changes in surgical instruments in order to provide facilities with the best and most effective instruments.

Discover which catalog is perfect for your facility by reading our infographic on the top five most popular Sklar catalogs!
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Topics: Sklar, Sterile Disposables, Surgical Instruments

Rise of Biopsy Punches

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Apr 5, 2018 8:43:00 AM

Biopsy punches serve many purposes in the global healthcare industry – including utility in diagnostic, therapeutic, and cosmetic procedures. Their simplicity as a surgical tool belies their tremendous impact as one of the first instruments to perform skin biopsy procedures successfully with minimal healing time. 

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Topics: Research, Biopsy Punch, Surgical Instruments

Brushes: Everything You Need to Know for Care & Cleaning (Infographic)

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Feb 9, 2018 1:43:09 PM

Cleaning instruments is an important investment. A thorough care and cleaning regimen is essential in maintaining all of your surgical instruments. Keep up to date on care and cleaning guidelines for instrument brushes by reviewing this brief and fun infographic:

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Topics: Care & Cleaning, Surgical Instruments

5 Steps for Purchasing Surgical Instruments

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Jan 30, 2018 8:47:00 AM


Purchasing surgical instruments for your healthcare facility? Here are the five steps that reveal how purchasing high quality instruments will drive productivity, quality patient care, cost savings, and surgeon satisfaction.

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Topics: Insider, Research, Surgical Instruments

10 Best Practices Against Cyber Security Threats, Part II

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Sep 14, 2017 11:23:19 AM

As we discussed in Part I of this series, the protection of sensitive data and patient files is a daily challenge for healthcare facilities in a technologically advanced world. If ignored, these threats can seriously impact the safety of patients and staff, and increase healthcare costs. Herewith, in Part II, we continue with the remaining five targeted areas. Click to review Part I in this series, where we cover Ransomware, Phishing, Malware, mobile devices, and data protection in Class III medical devices.

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Topics: Insider, Research, Healthcare, Technology

10 Best Practices Against Cyber Security Threats, Part 1

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Jun 28, 2017 9:15:00 AM

A major challenge healthcare facilities face daily is protecting sensitive data and patient files in a technologically advanced world. More than ever, hackers and identity theft thieves are targeting healthcare facilities and their sensitive data.

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Topics: Insider, Research, Healthcare, Technology

Top 5 Emerging Healthcare Innovations

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on May 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As technological advances in healthcare evolve, innovations abound – in the form of digital heath tools, new programs, analytic platforms, and database systems. Those in the industry willing to embrace these new developments are able to grow and prosper.

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Topics: Insider, Research, Healthcare, Technology

Bridging The Gap in Patient Safety

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Apr 19, 2017 10:30:00 AM

While most healthcare providers and hospitals do their best to ensure the safety of their patients, safety concerns continue to be an ongoing challenge worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, “one in ten patients are harmed whilst receiving health care.”¹ Facilities aiming to produce better outcomes and patient satisfaction must have patient safety as their top priority—for both the organization and the patients.

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Topics: Sklar, Care & Cleaning, Research, Healthcare, Surgical Instruments, Patient Safety

Sklar's 2017 Bahama Luxury Cruise Winner

Posted by Jessica Chiappelli on Apr 13, 2017 2:32:49 PM

Sklar Instruments is excited to announce the winner of the seven day private luxury yacht cruise with three guests in the Bahamas! Congratulations to the lucky grand prize winner, McKesson Sales Rep Michael Baines. Mr. Baines read about the “Win a 7 Day Cruise Contest” in Repertoire Magazine, along with an article about the benefits of sterile single-use instruments. Mr. Baines, pictured left, will travel the beautiful Bahama seas during a week long charter on a Seaclusion Yacht, pictured below, and experience some of the most captivating islands.

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Topics: Sklar, Press Release

The Epigenome and its Role in Cancer Treatment

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Mar 10, 2017 11:25:50 AM

What is the epigenome?

The epigenome is a mixture of chemical compounds and proteins that attach to DNA and tell the genome what to do. It turns genes on or off, controlling the production of proteins in a particular cell.1 These chemical compounds modify cell division, and may be inherited. Recent studies, however, show that environmental influences, such as diet and exposure to pollutants, can alter the epigenome.2 The epigenome is what makes each individual unique. It is what makes some of us have darker or lighter skin, controls the color and texture of our hair, and explains why some people are more introverted while others are extroverts.3

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Topics: Sklar, Research, Healthcare, Surgical Instruments, World Cancer Day