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The “Dos and Don’ts” for Safe Needle and Sharps Disposal

2021-09-14T14:18:14

The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 3 billion needles and other sharps are used in homes across the United States every year.  Sharps include needles, scalpels, lancets, razor blades, scissors, metal wire, retractors, clamps, pins, staples, cutters and glass items. Essentially, any object that can cut the skin can be considered a “sharp.” Out of that… Continue reading The “Dos and Don’ts” for Safe Needle and Sharps Disposal

5 Hurricane Safety Tips

2021-09-12T13:50:00

Sometimes Mother Nature likes to show us who’s boss. The Atlantic hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 1 with September being the most active hurricane month. While it’s “cute” to see which names they pick for each hurricane, we must consider the threat that each hurricane poses. Before each hurricane season, we hope… Continue reading 5 Hurricane Safety Tips

The Value of Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare

2021-09-08T10:48:12

There is no shortage of emotions when it comes to caring for patients. At times, you get to celebrate health and recovery. At other times, you are at the bedside of patients in their final moments. COVID-19 has heightened emotions even more with overcrowded facilities, differing viewpoints and other added stressors.  The ability to manage… Continue reading The Value of Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare

The Value of Teamwork

2021-09-07T07:01:00

Flashback to February 2020. The EMP team started their day with weekend-catchups by the coffee station, they had brainstorm meetings in the “Trauma” conference room and they ate lunch together outside on the picnic tables.   Cue March 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic flipped the corporate world on its head. As EMP settled in to remote work and video calls, the team had to adjust.… Continue reading The Value of Teamwork

Stop the Bleed® Kits: What You Need to Know

2021-08-13T12:11:44

Imagine you’re at the state fair, and you hear a scream, and it’s not an excited roller coaster scream. To avoid the crowds, someone took a shortcut behind a ride, and cut himself badly on a misplaced piece of equipment. He’s losing blood by the second, and the medics are on the other side of… Continue reading Stop the Bleed® Kits: What You Need to Know

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