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‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

FEBRUARY COVER STORY

The OR of the Future

Recent advances in medical technology make it easier to envision the OR of the future. Advances in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and robotic assisted surgery devices (RASDs) are all expected to shape the future of surgery.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight On: Lori Wood

Spotlight On: Lori Wood

Among the various responsibilities she’s enjoyed in a 35-year nursing career, Lori Wood has held direct-care, education and management positions. But no matter what assignment she’s undertaken, “My heart is with the critical care patients,” she said.

Spotlight on Danielle Glover, CST

Spotlight on Danielle Glover, CST

After 22 years in the operating room, Danielle Glover can remember the moment she knew she was destined for the surgical suite. At age nine, while flipping through the channels, she saw an open knee surgery on her local public television station.

Spotlight On Laura Cornelis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Spotlight On Laura Cornelis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

By Matt Skoufalos When Laura Cornelis decided to pursue a career in health care, her life was at a crossroads. Newly divorced with two young children, she balanced parenting, work and her education. Very few of those pulls on her attention relented; all-nighters were...

PRODUCT SHOWROOM

Getinge 86-Series Washer-Disinfectors

Getinge 86-Series Washer-Disinfectors

The Getinge 86-series Washer-Disinfectors are premium resources for your CSSD. Each model is easy to load, operate and maintain, improving employee workflows for increased efficiency. Getinge S-8668T offers a smarter process: using the multitasking capability with our...

Skytron Flex

Skytron Flex

The Skytron Flex was designed with versatility and throughput in mind. This ultrasonic washer-disinfector has the ability to process large loads with non-proprietary trays. The Flex has the ability to irrigate orthopedic, robotic, cannulated and non-cannulated...

Belimed WD 290 IQ

Belimed WD 290 IQ

The WD 290 IQ is Belimed’s solution for medium and large SPDs, where consistent performance, high throughput, efficiency and tailored automation enables busy departments to meet the increasing processing and growing productivity demands of today and the future. As...

Steelco DS 610

Steelco DS 610

The Steelco DS 610 instrument washer is a large front loading or pass through unit that can accommodate multiple loads with different level racks. The powerful built-in HEPA filtered forced hot air drying system with adjustable time and temperature settings helps to...

STERIS AMSCO 7053 HP Washer/Disinfector

STERIS AMSCO 7053 HP Washer/Disinfector

The AMSCO 7053 HP Washer/Disinfector takes productivity to elevated heights, offering the industry’s highest throughput and providing a complete and thorough clean to meet the demands of the busiest sterile processing departments. This washer/disinfector powers away...

OUT OF THE OR

How Often Do You Recover From Exercise?

How Often Do You Recover From Exercise?

By Miguel J. Ortiz What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of exercise recovery? This is an important question to ask yourself as your first answer usually leads to what you may need most. If not, it can help you understand what your body may need....

Can Eye Exam Reveal Alzheimer’s Risk?

Can Eye Exam Reveal Alzheimer’s Risk?

Looking for clues about the health of your brain? You might want to pay a visit to your eye doctor. Research increasingly links common eye conditions – glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy – to risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Let’s Talk About Cancer, Food and Exercise

Let’s Talk About Cancer, Food and Exercise

I often have clients come in asking what they should eat to prevent cancer. What’s important to prevent nearly any disease is a healthy diet. That translates to lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and low-fat dairy. I’m not a proponent of eliminating any food group from your meals.

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The Value of Self-Awareness

The Value of Self-Awareness

For several millennia, people have realized the value of self-awareness. And, for the last 25 years, self-awareness has been the starting point for learning emotional intelligence.

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