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Important Risk and Safety Information for Gebauer’s Pain Ease® and Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride®:

Do not spray in eyes. Over spraying may cause frostbite. Freezing may alter skin pigmentation. Use caution when using product on persons with poor circulation. The thawing process may be painful and freezing may lower resistance to infection and delay healing. If skin irritation develops, discontinue use. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.

Gebauer’s Pain Ease Only:

Apply only to intact oral mucous membranes. Do not use on genital mucous membranes. Consult your pediatrician when using on children 4 years old and younger.

Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride Only:

Published clinical trial results support the use in children 3 years of age and older. Ethyl chloride is FLAMMABLE and should never be used in the presence of an open flame or electrical cautery equipment. Use in a well-ventilated area. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating or inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Do not spray in eyes. Over application of the product may lead to frostbite and/or altered skin pigmentation. Cutaneous sensitization may occur, but appears to be extremely rare. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.

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How Private Practice Physicians Can Combat Rising Costs

By: Bethany Nock | On: December 7, 2016


Cost containment is one of the most important issues facing private practice physicians today. The price of supplies, increasing staffing costs and declining reimbursements all affect your bottom line, as does the constant need to update computer equipment and software. In fact, a 2016 Medical Group Management Association survey revealed that physicians spend $32,500 per year on healthcare technology alone.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to tackle rising costs. These tips just may help you keep your costs down this year.

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Patient Communication: A Guide for Orthopedic Surgeons

By: Bethany Nock | On: November 8, 2016


After four years in undergrad, orthopedic surgeons dedicate almost another decade of their lives to medical school and residency. When they’ve completed their residency, they’ve amassed a wealth of clinical knowledge to help them provide the highest quality care to their patients. However, in some instances there may not have been enough emphasis placed on an important aspect of care: patient communication.

Orthopedic surgeons are certainly skilled in the technical aspects of care, but some struggle seeing the patient experience as a whole, instead concentrating on the treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss some helpful tips orthopedic surgeons can use to improve their patient communication skills.

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Patient Comfort: 3 Small Things That Make a Big Impact

By: Jennifer Clark | On: November 1, 2016


Improving patient comfort is an important aspect of increasing patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores, yet healthcare providers sometimes ignore the little things that affect comfort to focus on bigger issues. The soreness of a needle stick or an IV start may seem negligible to healthcare veterans, but the pain—even if it’s momentary—is a real concern for many patients.

While implementing patient comfort measures may only take a few minutes, the benefits tend to be long-term. For example, introducing small changes can pay big dividends when it comes to patient satisfaction survey results. Reducing patient discomfort and providing a better patient experience can be as easy as using one of these three techniques.

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9 Reasons Providers Should Take Part in Clinical Research

By: Bethany Nock | On: October 27, 2016


Here’s an interesting fact: In 2015 alone, the FDA approved nearly 70 new medications and over 40 new medical devices. Just five years ago, the number of medication and device approvals was 56, about half the 2015 total.

Because the sum of FDA approvals (and, in turn, the amount of clinical research trials) has surged in the last several years, there has been a dramatic increase in the need for qualified physicians to be a part of these trials.

While participating in clinical trials represents a significant time commitment, the benefits to medical institutions, patients and the physicians themselves are numerous. Here are nine reasons providers should consider participating in clinical research.

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5 Money-Saving Supply Tips for Private Practices

By: Bethany Nock | On: August 18, 2016


If you peer into the back of the supply closet of most private practices, you’ll find a stash of rarely used medical supplies. Maybe your staff ordered more tongue dispensers than you could need in a lifetime, or an “amazing new product” didn’t turn out to be so amazing after all.

Making poor supply choices not only hurts your bottom line, but it can also affect patient satisfaction—for example, if you run out of an important patient comfort product, it can negatively impact the patient experience. Keep the tips below in mind when you decide which products to keep or remove from your practice.

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