Fight to End Drug Shortages One Step Closer with 100 Million Additional Units of Essential Medication

11/15/21

Just like a “journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” the path for the Novaplus® Enhanced Supply Program to protect against shortages for essential medications should a supply chain disruption occur, started where everything begins…by securing the first unit.

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Vizient Agreement with Thailand Glove Manufacturer Sri Trang Provides Supply Assurance for Member Hospitals

11/15/21

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Sri Trang Gloves shipped gloves from their U.S. warehouses to member hospitals in need. Since then, Vizient and Sri Trang have announced an agreement to provide chemo-tested nitrile exam gloves as a part of the Novaplus Enhanced Supply program. The company also plans to build a nitrile glove manufacturing facility, distribution center and warehouse, and administrative complex in the U.S. helping to support supply assurance for members.

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Vizient Develops First-of-its-Kind ‘Ethnic Hair and Skin Care Products’ Category

11/15/21

Non-clinical, personal care items play an important role in supporting a satisfying patient experience. And up until now, culturally appropriate products may have been difficult to source in the quantity and sizes needed for hospitals’ diverse patient populations. Vizient’s new Ethnic Hair and Skin Care Products category helps hospitals provide culturally appropriate products for diverse patients while supporting supplier diversity goals.

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Ultrasound Infection Prevention: Balancing Essential Safety Measures and Cost Effectiveness

09/14/21

Due to expansion in applications and smaller point of care options, the use of ultrasound technology continues to grow. Though many clinicians may be familiar with what ultrasound equipment is, they may not be as familiar with the gel products used to properly operate these systems as well as important infection control practices related to them. Here are three essential considerations to ensure proper infection control practices related to ultrasound gel products.

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