Tag Archives: February 2012

New Technologies help prevent RSIs

The risk posed by retained surgical items (or RSIs) has been present since the modern era of surgery first began. Although the frequency of RSI incidences is declining, an estimated one in every 1,500 intra-abdominal surgeries in the U.S. today …

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Product Showroom

ASP Sterrad NX System The ASP STERRAD NX System is an instrument reprocessor for use in any OR environment, from substerile rooms to ambulatory centers. Its chief feature is a 28-minute cycle time (or optional 38-minute cycle time for single-channel …

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APIC’s Infection Prevention Tools and Resources

In a world of constant change, new regulations, and advancing technologies, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) strives to consistently bring the healthcare community credible, up-to-date, information and training in infection prevention. One such resource is …

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Spotlight On: Janice Casper – Road Warrior

For the past 28 years, Janice Casper has been running. It started in Korea, where she and her older brother were Army brats. To engage the 10-year-old girl, a running coach challenged Janice to beat her brother’s mile time. When …

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Fun and Games

Boggle: NEON ARGON RADON HELIUM HYDROGEN Crossword: Jumble: Scrabble: Sudoku:

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Is Accreditation Worth the Aggravation?

Some physicians (and their staff) view accreditation with about as much enthusiasm as… well, as their patients view undergoing surgery. Not something they really want to do. let’s face it, they argue, going through accreditation means we’ve got to review …

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Is it possible to become addicted to chocolate?

Q: A friend jokes she is a “chocoholic.” Can you really become addicted to chocolate or other foods? A: With so many Americans overweight or obese, public health experts are also asking this question. Since it is so difficult to …

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ORNation Speak

To sign up for the listserv, please visit http://www.theornation.com/listserv-registration/. Call Incentive Q: I have been asked to check what other institutions are doing as added incentive for taking and/or coming in on call. This would be above and beyond call pay …

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Cumin Seed Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted vegetables are my go-to dish during the colder months. For many years, steaming, braising, sautéing or boiling were the way I would prepare most vegetables. When I discovered the delicious advantages of roasting vegetables, I experimented with many types. …

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Getting to Know exotic Rambutan

Q: Is rambutan fruit as good for you as the Internet claims it is? A: You might have heard that rambutan is one of the hottest “superfruits” of the year, as some popular magazines and websites have proclaimed. And this …

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