NURSE MINUTE LAUNCHES ITS 5TH PODCAST EPISODE TO ENGAGE EXPERTS ON IMPORTANCE OF SURFACE INTEGRITY IN HEALTHCARE

Surface Medical Inc. (“SMI”) announced today that it has launched its fifth episode of an exciting new awareness initiative called ‘Nurse Minute’. This Podcast series is hosted by SMI Clinical Educator and features informative interviews with Key Opinion Leaders on the importance of surface integrity for infection prevention in healthcare.

“The surfaces found in healthcare settings are a significant source of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI),” comments Brenda Marks, Clinical Educator at SMI. “Even though guidelines speak to the importance of intact surfaces, we have found that many facilities have mattress damage rates of 25-50%; furthermore, damaged mattresses are not always addressed in a safe and validated manner. It is our hope that Nurse Minute raises awareness of this important infection control issue because we believe every patient deserves an intact and cleanable surface."

The latest episode of the Nurse Minute Podcast featuring Darrel Hicks can be accessed here:

The first four episodes of the Nurse Minute Podcast are:

Nurse Minute Podcast #1The Occurrence and Risks of Damaged Medical Surfaces in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. An interview with Cathy Montgomery RN, President of Excellentia Group (Missouri)

Nurse Minute Podcast #2See Something, Say Something – Guidance from a Former Joint Commission Surveyor. An interview with Mary McGoldrick, Founder of Home Health Systems Inc. (Georgia)

Nurse Minute Podcast #3 - Damaged Soft Surfaces: Observations of an Equipment Service Provider. An interview with Carl Runge, President of Equipsystems (New York)

 Nurse Minute Podcast #4 - The Critical Role of Surfaces in Healthcare. An interview with Linda Lybert, President of Healthcare Surface Consulting (Washington)

The Nurse Minute Podcast series is released regularly; if you would like to be interviewed for an upcoming episode, please contact Brenda Marks at brenda@surfacemedical.ca