Supporting Caregivers and Preventing Infections

A Focused and Effective Approach for Promoting Eye Safety

Posted by TIDI Products on Jul 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Although medical professionals take care to protect themselves from exposure to unclean needles or open wounds and cuts, they frequently do not take the same care to protect their eyes.  Yet eye splatter protection and care can be vital to preventing contraction of serious illnesses such as HIV, Hepatitis A or B.

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Topics: eye safety

31 Real Life Eye Splash Stories: It Could Happen to You

Posted by TIDI Products on Jul 18, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Unfortunately, working in healthcare is not always pretty.  Sure, you are saving lives, however there is always the possibility of something unsavory being splashed, thrown or spit at you.  If you have never given eye splatter protection and care much thought, these real life stories from medical professionals are sure to change your mind.

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Topics: eye safety, eye splash

Hazards of Using Re-Usable Eyewear

Posted by TIDI Products on Jun 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

When you are in a clinic or operating room, exposure to infectious or contaminated body fluids is going to happen, it's inevitable.  As a responsible medical professional, your goal is not only to take precautions to avoid it from happening, but also to minimize the risk of contamination and infection.  This means protecting vulnerable areas where the potential for such infection is high. You take care to cover your hands with gloves and any cuts you may have with protective materials.  You do the same for your mouth and nose, so it only makes sense that you should be taking the same care to protect your eyes. Eye splatter protection and care should have a place in your pre-patient routine.

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Topics: eye safety, protective eyewear, TIDIShield EyeSplash Zero Program, Eyeshields

Post-Eyesplash Protocol: 5 Things to Do

Posted by TIDI Products on Jun 16, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Eye splatter protection and care is essential where exposure to potentially hazardous fluids is common, and pretty much any medical environment would fall under this category.  However, even the most prepared medical professionals sometimes face mistakes; when mistakes happen, familiarity with post-eyesplash protocol can keep you and those around you safe and prevent further hazards.  

Here are five things to do if your eyes have sustained exposure to blood or any other kind of body fluids.

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Topics: OSHA, eye safety, eye splash incidents, TIDI eyewear, eyesplash

Increased Eye Infection Risk Presented at AAOHN 2016

Posted by TIDI Products on May 4, 2016 2:39:52 PM

INCREASED EYE INFECTION RISKThis year at the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) 2016 National Conference, there was a focus on an often-overlooked issue that healthcare workers face daily: eye infection risk.  Discussions covered several issues related to the topic, but the consensus is that facilities everywhere need to take significant steps to reduce the increasing risk sooner rather than later.

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Topics: eye infection risk, PPE, eyewear protection, AAOHN 2016

TIDI Products Introduces Zero-Gravity™ Radiation Protection at AAOHN

Posted by TIDI Products on Apr 22, 2016 2:29:58 PM

Earlier this month, at the American Association of Occupational Healthcare Nurses (AAOHN) 2016 Annual Conference, we announced a new product to attendees from a wide array of healthcare expertise and disciplines. This product, the Zero-Gravity™ radiation protection system, is yet another step forward in our on-going efforts to promote a healthy and safe working environment for doctors, nurses, technicians, and other healthcare professionals.

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Topics: AAOHN 2016, Lead Aprons, Zero-Gravity™

Are EyeSplash Incidents Underreported?

Posted by TIDI Products on Mar 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Eye splash incidents are very common, putting healthcare workers at risk of being exposed to infections such as hepatitis B and C and HIV in the course of their daily tasks.  The exact number of eye splashes can be hard to quantify, however, because they’re underreported.

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Topics: TIDIShield, eye splash incidents, eye splash

Igniting Your Career at the 2016 AORN Conference

Posted by TIDI Products on Mar 24, 2016 10:23:19 AM

The 2016 AORN Conference is a great way to ignite your career with leadership and development opportunities for medical professionals and executives.  The conference and expo also provides opportunities to network and experience the latest products from medical equipment providers, keeping your practice at the cutting edge.  Learn more about the exciting events taking place April 3-6, 2016 in sunny Anaheim, CA.

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Topics: eye splash, AORN Conference

Learning and Leadership at the 2016 AAOHN Conference

Posted by TIDI Products on Mar 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Learning and leading is what the 2016 AAOHN (American Association of Occupational Health Nurses) Conference is all about!  This gathering will be held in Jacksonville, Florida from April 11-14.  If you’re a professional in this field, it offers the ideal opportunity to learn about the latest best practices, as well as technology and resources to improve the functioning of your Occ Health department or clinic.

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Topics: eye safety, PPE, eye infection prevention, AAOHN 2016

AORN Recommendations for Eye Safety in the OR

Posted by TIDI Products on Mar 17, 2016 3:28:00 PM

In the operating room, healthcare workers and patients are especially vulnerable to eye injuries during routinely performed procedures.  They must be protected by information, best practices and appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).  The costs of not providing proper PPE are not only penalties to health facility employers for regulatory violations but, more importantly, the well being of workers and patients.

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Topics: eye safety, PPE, AORN Recommendations

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