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JointMedica’s Polymotion Hip Resurfacing System Granted Breakthrough Device Designation

Exactech has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a Breakthrough Device Designation for JointMedica’s Polymotion Hip Resurfacing System. Exactech, a minority shareholder of JointMedica Limited, is collaborating with the United...

Paragon 28 Expands Soft Tissue Portfolio

Paragon 28 Inc., a medical device company exclusively focused on the foot and ankle orthopedic market, has announced an expansion of its soft-tissue portfolio with the launch of its Grappler Suture Anchor System. The Grappler Suture Anchor System provides surgeons an...

National Medical Billing Services Acquires Medi-Corp Inc.

National Medical Billing Services, a health care revenue cycle management (RCM) company serving the surgical market, has acquired Medi-Corp Inc., a nationwide RCM services provider specializing in anesthesia, ASCs and pain management. “This partnership will further...

Ga. Governor Signs Surgical Smoke Legislation

Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp recently signed several bills designed to benefit health care providers and patients in Georgia. The new laws will also strengthen the state's health care system, according to a news release. One piece of legislation signed into law by...

MAY COVER STORY

Retained Surgical Items

Nursing Shortage

The U.S. health care system is facing an acute nursing shortage that was only made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. This shortage is affecting every aspect of health care delivery, including perioperative services.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Paragon 28 Expands Soft Tissue Portfolio

Paragon 28 Expands Soft Tissue Portfolio

Paragon 28 Inc., a medical device company exclusively focused on the foot and ankle orthopedic market, has announced an expansion of its soft-tissue portfolio with the launch of its Grappler Suture Anchor System. The Grappler Suture Anchor System provides surgeons an...

National Medical Billing Services Acquires Medi-Corp Inc.

National Medical Billing Services Acquires Medi-Corp Inc.

National Medical Billing Services, a health care revenue cycle management (RCM) company serving the surgical market, has acquired Medi-Corp Inc., a nationwide RCM services provider specializing in anesthesia, ASCs and pain management. “This partnership will further...

Ga. Governor Signs Surgical Smoke Legislation

Ga. Governor Signs Surgical Smoke Legislation

Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp recently signed several bills designed to benefit health care providers and patients in Georgia. The new laws will also strengthen the state's health care system, according to a news release. One piece of legislation signed into law by...

Cardinal Health Celebrates Nurses

Cardinal Health Celebrates Nurses

Nurses: the backbone of the health care industry Consistently ranked the most trusted professionals in the U.S., nurses serve on the front lines of health care. Today, there are about three million nurses working in the U.S., and more than 29 million around the globe:...

SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight On: Marisa Streelman

Spotlight On: Marisa Streelman

Marisa Streelman had considered a career in medicine long before a health careers program at her Flint, Michigan high school offered her the opportunity to preview a handful of hospital jobs prior to college. Although Streelman initially had planned to become a physician, after having been exposed to the work of nursing teams at the hospital, she noticed how much more patient interaction nurses experienced than physicians did — and that was the work with which she felt most connected. It was then that Streelman realized she’d be better off studying nursing.

Spotlight On: Kathleen Singleton, MSN, APRN-CNS, CMSRN

Spotlight On: Kathleen Singleton, MSN, APRN-CNS, CMSRN

At the end of a 50-year nursing career, it would have been easy for Kathleen Singleton, MSN, APRN-CNS, CMSRN, to reflect upon the circumstances that brought her into health care as the culmination of a lifelong interest. But at the beginning, Singleton describes her...

Spotlight On: Samantha Pillay

Spotlight On: Samantha Pillay

Her 20-year surgical career has brought Dr. Samantha Pillay of Adelaide, Australia no shortage of milestones.

Spotlight On: Laura Nelson, RN, BSN, CNOR, and MBA Candidate

Spotlight On: Laura Nelson, RN, BSN, CNOR, and MBA Candidate

Twenty years ago, when she started out at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a young, single mom, Laura Nelson had planned on preparing for a career as an X-ray technician. But by the time she’d gotten to anatomy class, her instructor recognized...

PRODUCT SHOWROOM

KARL STORZ  No-Wrap Sterilization Containers

KARL STORZ No-Wrap Sterilization Containers

KARL STORZ No-Wrap Sterilization Containers help realize cost savings while protecting equipment investment and reducing the environmental impact of reprocessing.

Ruhof Elementum AW & Surgistain

Ruhof Elementum AW & Surgistain

Elementum AW, featuring four new molecules of enzymes created for the medical device cleaning market, is a multi-tiered enzymatic detergent that has been optimized* for the automatic, ultrasonic and manual cleaning of surgical instruments. Surgistain is a safe, efficient and quick revitalizing solution for stainless steel surgical instruments, trays, basins and case carts.

Healthmark TOSI

Healthmark TOSI

TOSI is the first device to provide a consistent, repeatable and reliable method for evaluating the cleaning effectiveness of the automated instrument washer.

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OUT OF THE OR

Eggs Are In Season

Eggs Are In Season

When you envision seasonal eating in spring, produce like asparagus and strawberries may leap to mind. In fact, most proteins have a season when they are at their best as well and that is certainly the case for eggs. They are nutrition powerhouses that peak in quality in spring and summer if you know what to look for. 

Are You Prioritizing Your Schedule or Scheduling Priorities?

Are You Prioritizing Your Schedule or Scheduling Priorities?

Have you ever heard the phrase, “All things are created twice?” That phase sits at the heart of habit two from Stephen Covey’s bestselling book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Habit two is called, “Begin with the end in mind,” and it correlates to what Covey calls the first creation. It’s called first creation because begin with the end in mind is something that occurs in our heads. The second creation occurs when we create the functional finished product. 

Recipe to Boost Iron Levels

Recipe to Boost Iron Levels

Chef Nate Appleman knows how important it is to serve healthy meals to your family – ones they actually want to eat. Before having his first child, he transformed his eating and exercise habits and lost 85 pounds to get on a healthier path. Now, he’s cooking meals for...

An Abundance of Riches

An Abundance of Riches

The key to better nutrition when dining out is to look for whole foods and avoid the highly processed ones, that means finding restaurants that are really cooking.

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