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Tag: Vinyl

Vinyl Glove Production Impact Update

In late November, 2016, Sempermed became aware of an important manufacturing issue regarding the production and shipment of vinyl, which had a significant effect on many industries that utilize vinyl products. As we informed our team and customers, the Chinese government had imposed a production ban on vinyl factories in the northern region of China. […]

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November is Long Term Care Awareness Month

As the year progresses and November arrives, it is important to bring awareness and education on the importance of planning ahead and preparing for the future. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 70% of people over age 65 need some type of long-term care during their lifetime. The Family Caregiver Alliance notes […]

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Don’t Confuse “Sourcing” with “The Source”

The focus of today’s healthcare environment causes stakeholders to consider any option aiming to reduce costs, maximize efficiencies, and provide improved clinical outcomes.  As a result, most industry meetings and tradeshows provide the platform in which many speakers extoll the virtues of “sourcing” various commodity categories as a way to achieve these critical objectives. While […]

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Is Bundling Always Best?

In the world of overused catch phrases and key topics in the Acute Care industry, I’d say standardizing and/or bundling is going to be right up there with Healthcare Reform, primarily because the two are interrelated. Overused or not, I want to dive into this topic because I think the great majority of medical facilities are still trying to figure out the best way to keep revenues up and costs down

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Verify Specialty Labeling Claims

Medical examination gloves can possess labeling claims that call attention to certain attributes. Some of these claims cite basic characteristics, such as material, color and thickness, or that the gloves were manufactured using a powder-free process. Other claims declare special characteristics or qualities that increase the glove’s value in the marketplace.

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