Sklar Research, Reports & Articles

Free CE Course Designed for Physicians, Nurses, Sterile Processing Technicians & Central Supply Specialists

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Dec 8, 2016 9:35:10 AM


Sklar believes that education is the most important tool anyone can have, and educating healthcare professionals has always been a top priority for us. Many hours and collective effort have gone in the development of our free CE course, and it makes us proud to have you take advantage of it.

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Topics: Sklar, Sterile Disposables, Research, Healthcare, Single-use Instruments

An Interview with Neurosurgeon Dr. Tavanaiepour; His Views on the Medical Industry

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Nov 1, 2016 10:42:36 AM

Dr. Daryoush Tavanaiepour Interim Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Director, Skull Based Surgery, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Florida

Dr. Tavanaiepour works at UF Health College of Medicine in Downtown, Jacksonville, and he was so kind as to set aside some time out of his busy schedule, to receive us for a casual interview.

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Topics: Sterile Disposables, Healthcare, Single-use Instruments, Neurosurgery

Studies show results on Single-Use instruments that everyone should know

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Sep 20, 2016 8:47:33 AM

Patients should be aware of a medical practice that has become dangerously common during the last few years. Disposable medical instruments are being reused by hospitals even though manufacturers insist that these devices should be used once and then thrown away. So, why do some hospitals reprocess single-use instruments? Their answer is simple. They claim it saves them money. Why use a disposable pair of scissors to cut the umbilical cord on only one newborn child, when it’s better to reprocess them and use them on two newborns? The full price they paid for a single pair of scissors gets cut by 50% when utilizing this practice.

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Topics: Sklar, Sterile Disposables, Healthcare, Single-use Instruments

4 Sterile Processing Problems to Reevaluate in 2016

Posted by Craig Heineman on Feb 22, 2016 9:24:06 AM

The prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a top priority in hospitals, surgery centers, and physician’s offices today. Increased vigilance toward instrument reprocessing procedures and improved personnel efficiency enhances both patient outcomes and lowers costs.

This calls to attention the “human factors” involved in cleaning and sterilizing of surgical instruments. It has also created the necessity for well trained and competent staff in the reprocessing areas, to reassess and improve upon current best practices.

Sterile processing procedures that need to be reevaluated immediately include:

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Topics: Sterile Processing, Care & Cleaning, Sterile Disposables