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IN THIS ISSUE... HEALTHCARE


PURCHASING EWS N 10


October 2018 • Volume 42, No. 10


SPECIAL FOCUS 6 Newswire/Fast Stats


10 FUTURE-READY SUPPLY CHAINS MAY NO LONGER BE MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE What concepts and ideas will help healthcare supply chain operations prepare for what may emerge environmentally, fi nancially, politically?


OPERATING ROOM


14 SURGICAL SUITE TALK From communication to collaboration to operation!


14 Patient Connection INFECTION PREVENTION 14


22 EASY DOES IT Improving hand-hygiene compliance with mild, effective products and enhanced accountability


22 Prevention Update CS CONNECTION


30 SAFE AND BATTLE-READY If instruments are the soldiers of surgery, containers, storage are the tanks and carriers


30 Instrumental News Photo courtesy: Getinge 22


38 Self-Study Series Sterilization of fl exible endoscopes by Janet Prust


42 CS Solutions Cavitation testing; shelf placement, protection by Ray Taurasi


44 IAHCSMM Viewpoint State legislation on occupational licensure and certifi cation by Josephine Colacci, Esq.


PRODUCTS & SERVICES


46 PROVIDERS EMPOWER, EQUIP PATIENTS Don’t worry, be happy, may not be enough to fl out frustrations, fi nancial fretting


30 46 New Technology


EXPERT EXCLUSIVES 50


4 SKU’d Personal CSCOs?


People & Opinions A problem in need of solutions Our fragile healthcare supply chain and how to fi x it by Les Grant


50 Worth Repeating 46


52 Having My Say When it’s time to make – or break – a new plan (Last of three parts) by Fred W. Crans


54 Standard Practices How UDI supports innovation and safety by Karen Conway


56 Periscope Strategic Value Analysis Planning must take root by Robert T. Yokl


55 Advertiser Index/Classifi ed Photo courtesy: PDi Communications 2 October 2018 • HEALTHCARE PURCHASING NEWS • hpnonline.com


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