JULY COVER STORY
A growing number of states are introducing and passing legislation requiring hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to use smoke evacuation systems to prevent human exposure to surgical smoke.
Those who attend the 2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo this October in Columbus, Ohio, will learn from some of the industry’s most renowned and respected experts in the field. Attendees will glean valuable information they can take back to their departments to drive better outcomes for their health care customers and patients who rely on clean, sterile and well-functioning instruments.
Before choosing a new anesthesia system for your practice, make sure you have a firm understanding of the features and specifications that will best suit your unique needs, making it a worthwhile investment for your facility.
As an infection preventionist (IP) working in the Standards Interpretation Group of the Joint Commission, an important function of my job is to answer infection prevention-related questions from health care organizations.
In an increasingly demanding hiring market those now entering nursing, or committing to a specialty such as perioperative nursing, will maximize their opportunities with certification.
The recent AAMI exchange REWIRED online event featured several expert discussions about techniques and technologies that could impact the future of the clinical setting.
As a young child growing up on a farm in Kansas, Amanda Heitman remembers visits to her grandfather, an osteopath who worked from his home, as influential in her eventual career in nursing.
As a nursing leader, Ramirez said she is motivated to make her institution a great place to work, making sure staff are motivated to care for their patients, themselves and to help the center thrive.
Spotlight On: Paula Axtell, RN, BSN, CNOR, Interim Senior Director of Perioperative Services with St. Mary Medical Center of Long Beach, California
Although motherhood awakened the feelings of caregiving that first led Paula Axtell to consider pursuing a career in nursing, it was confidence in her academic abilities that inspired her to believe she could be successful at the job.
During her first assignment out of nursing school in 1976, Ora Wood described feeling that she was struggling with “the discrepancy between knowing what I was taught was the right thing to do and what was being practiced.”
Spotlight On: Lamont R. Jones, MD, MBA, FACS, Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology HNS at Henry Ford Hospital, Director Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic
“We started getting our increased numbers, and it was obvious that we needed to make some adjustments to plan for our surge,” Jones said.
The global ultraviolet disinfection equipment market size was valued at $2.3 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.0% from 2020 to 2027, according to Grand View Research. The report also states that product manufacturing...
The Tru-D device, part of PDI’s infection prevention solutions, is a portable UVC disinfection robot that delivers one automated, measured dose of UVC to consistently disinfect a room, resulting in the ability to document disinfection results after each and every room...
Is your UV-C disinfection system reaching all the critical areas of your OR? Is it delivering enough energy to kill harmful pathogens? UVC Dosimeters provide visible evidence of successful germicidal irradiation so you can validate your UV-C equipment and verify your...
Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots quickly deactivate pathogens on surfaces without damaging expensive OR materials. They are the only UV disinfection technology proven effective by more than 40 published, peer-reviewed studies, including multiple studies focused...
Bolb Inc., a world leader in high-output, high-efficiency ultraviolet c-band (UVC) light emitting diodes (LEDs), has demonstrated 99.95% kill rate against aerosolized bacteria and viruses at up to 3,000 liters per minute flow rate by a third-party lab. UVC light has...
The UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer is proven to reduce healthcare-associated infections and high-risk pathogens in over 15 peer-reviewed, published clinical studies. It has proven 99.99% disinfection of over 35 pathogens, including C.difficile spores and MRSA in 5 minutes at...
R-Zero’s flagship product, Arc, is a touchless, hospital-grade UV-C disinfection device, designed to be operationally and financially accessible to organizations of all shapes and sizes. BLE and LTE-M connectivity shares usage data in real-time, providing...
The newest (air-free) HotDog Patient Warming System is so advanced it’s almost magic. The HotDog Temperature Management Controller smartly manages the system’s patented conductive fabric technology that warms above and below the patient to improve normothermia...
OUT OF THE OR
In a study of healthy volunteers, National Institutes of Health researchers have mapped out the brain activity that flows when we learn a new skill, such as playing a new song on the piano, and discovered why taking short breaks from practice is a key to learning.
Trust is a unique factor in relationships. It often takes a long time to create trust, but it can be lost in mere seconds.
The percentage of people with a fear of falling is fairly high, but I’ve come to understand that it is also about the ability to get up or move after doing so. It can also be difficult for people to find a safe place where they feel comfortable exercising or even practicing movements that would help someone get off the floor.