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CenTrak Offers Consulting, Training Services

CenTrak has announced the launch of CenTrak Engage. A new release describes CenTrak Engage as “ new expert-led consulting and training services providing a tailored, multi-tiered assessment and transformation program to health care systems. Through practical guidance,...

Countertop Medication Dispensing Cabinet Announced

As part of a line extension, TouchPoint Medical has released a new countertop model of its F series automated medication dispensing cabinet. Any facility that is short on space or budget will benefit from the countertop model, according to a news release. Medication...

Encompass Group Brings eMax Replacement Surfaces to Acute Care

Encompass Group LLC is bringing its line of eMax Replacement Support Surfaces to the acute care market. “With the overwhelmingly positive reception acute care has given our Airisana Therapeutic Support Surface we’re expanding our product offerings in this important...

Getinge clarifies FDA Medical Device recall communication

Following the FDA communication to healthcare providers on June 2, Getinge reinforces guidance that no devices mentioned in the Field Safety Notice need to be returned. On June 8, 2022, FDA revised their published press release, FDA Medical Device Recalls: Atrium...

JUNE COVER STORY

Retained Surgical Items

Compliance Responsibilities

Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) must comply with myriad rules, regulations and laws from an alphabet soup of regulatory entities. These include CMS, OSHA, HHS, the CDC and HIPPA, to name just a few.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Countertop Medication Dispensing Cabinet Announced

Countertop Medication Dispensing Cabinet Announced

As part of a line extension, TouchPoint Medical has released a new countertop model of its F series automated medication dispensing cabinet. Any facility that is short on space or budget will benefit from the countertop model, according to a news release. Medication...

Encompass Group Brings eMax Replacement Surfaces to Acute Care

Encompass Group Brings eMax Replacement Surfaces to Acute Care

Encompass Group LLC is bringing its line of eMax Replacement Support Surfaces to the acute care market. “With the overwhelmingly positive reception acute care has given our Airisana Therapeutic Support Surface we’re expanding our product offerings in this important...

Getinge clarifies FDA Medical Device recall communication

Getinge clarifies FDA Medical Device recall communication

Following the FDA communication to healthcare providers on June 2, Getinge reinforces guidance that no devices mentioned in the Field Safety Notice need to be returned. On June 8, 2022, FDA revised their published press release, FDA Medical Device Recalls: Atrium...

SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight On: Justin Fontenot

Spotlight On: Justin Fontenot

In the 21 years he’s given to the nursing profession, Justin Fontenot, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, knows that the patients with whom he’s interacted have changed his life. The intimate connections the profession has afforded him to the people in his care, and the ways in which that work affirms their mutual humanity, have underscored his desire to leave the profession a more inclusive field than when he entered it.

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.

PRODUCT SHOWROOM

Henry Schein Miltex Instrument Cassettes

Henry Schein Miltex Instrument Cassettes

Miltex Instrument Cassettes, distributed by Henry Schein Medical, are manufactured with passivated stainless steel and are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to meet all storage needs.

Pegasus Hygieia Rack System

Pegasus Hygieia Rack System

The Pegasus Hygieia Rack System is an 100% aluminum sealed structure with no open holes, movable shelves without tools and standard rails and heavyweight telescopic slides.

Medline Biohazard Transport Container

Medline Biohazard Transport Container

Medline’s new biohazard transport container safely holds and transports contaminated instruments and devices from the point of use to reprocessing while meeting OSHA blood-borne pathogen standards.

AESCULAP  Aicon Sterile Container System

AESCULAP  Aicon Sterile Container System

Introducing – the AESCULAP Aicon Sterile Container System. With features that help streamline processes and reduce the possibility of wet sets, Aesculap’s next generation rigid container is everything you’d expect from the market leader. The new AESCULAP Aicon Container delivers greater sterility confidence, 100% container and basket synchronization, up to a 47 percent less dry time with the Enhanced Drying System1 and up to a 200 percent increase in sterile aseptic area.2

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OUT OF THE OR

Quick and  Easy Dishes for Dining Al Fresco

Quick and Easy Dishes for Dining Al Fresco

Warmer weather is often welcome for a variety of reasons and dining outdoors can help take that appreciation to the next level. Keeping ingredients lists short and prep time minimal also allows you to spend more time enjoying the sunshine and blue skies al fresco with the ones you love.

9 Ways to Crank Up the Nutrients

9 Ways to Crank Up the Nutrients

If you want to subscribe to a particular way of eating, let it be nutritvorism. Nutrivores follow the nutrients, not the fads. When you are cooking for yourself or others, take the nutrivore challenge and crank up the nutrients, not the dogma.

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Time Management is a Misnomer

Time Management is a Misnomer

Time and again we hear about the need for good time management, but if we examine that phrase, we realize it’s not accurate. Every person on the planet gets the same amount of time every day: 24 hours. Nobody gets more, nobody gets less, and no matter how much we try, we cannot speed up nor slow down time.

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. 

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