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Getinge Announces Medical Device Recall

Getinge has announced a global medical device recall related to specific Sevoflurane vaporizers for Flow Family Anesthesia systems. To date, no patient or operator adverse events have been reported. Getinge has reported to relevant authorities according to applicable...

Research: Medical Instrument Processing Personnel May Be Exposed to Tissue, Blood and Patient Fluids Despite PPE

“This pilot documented substantial splashing and droplet dispersal during manual cleaning of medical instruments, and personnel got wet even though they were wearing all the recommended PPE,”

New Scrubs Made of Bacteria-Killing Textile

Livinguard, a Swiss-based leader in self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has launched an apparel line of permanent self-disinfecting scrubs, underscrubs and lab coats utilizing its EPA-registered bacteria-killing textile. Livinguard scrubs, that continuously...

Finnish Startup Surgify Shares New Bone Cutting Technology

Finnish startup Surgify – that recently launched an all-new and innovative surgical technology that allows surgeons to perform surgical operations on bones faster and safer – has seen its first use cases on patients, according to a news release. The first surgeries...

DECEMBER COVER STORY

OR Wish List

OR Wish List

What items are on your OR or ASC wish list this year? We decided to ask a number of different perioperative professionals this question. Following is a summary of their responses.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Getinge Announces Medical Device Recall

Getinge Announces Medical Device Recall

Getinge has announced a global medical device recall related to specific Sevoflurane vaporizers for Flow Family Anesthesia systems. To date, no patient or operator adverse events have been reported. Getinge has reported to relevant authorities according to applicable...

New Scrubs Made of Bacteria-Killing Textile

New Scrubs Made of Bacteria-Killing Textile

Livinguard, a Swiss-based leader in self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has launched an apparel line of permanent self-disinfecting scrubs, underscrubs and lab coats utilizing its EPA-registered bacteria-killing textile. Livinguard scrubs, that continuously...

Finnish Startup Surgify Shares New Bone Cutting Technology

Finnish Startup Surgify Shares New Bone Cutting Technology

Finnish startup Surgify – that recently launched an all-new and innovative surgical technology that allows surgeons to perform surgical operations on bones faster and safer – has seen its first use cases on patients, according to a news release. The first surgeries...

The Four Assumptions of Nursing Competency

The Four Assumptions of Nursing Competency

Certificates have long been used to signify accomplishments such as earning a credential like CNOR or CNAMB. But significant changes in documentation and verification processes are on the horizon.

SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight On: Jana Mazzo, RN, RDMS

Spotlight On: Jana Mazzo, RN, RDMS

Ask registered nurse Jana Mazzo why she’s in the health care field, and the answer is a simple one: she wanted to make helping people her life’s work. From that basic principle, however, she’s developed a career that’s as varied and interesting as the nursing field itself.

Spotlight On: Darlene Murdock

Spotlight On: Darlene Murdock

Growing up the youngest of three sisters in Laurel, Mississippi, Darlene Murdock remembers well the values her mother instilled in her from childhood: always do your best, don’t worry about what other people say about you, and work hard.

Spotlight On: David Walz

Spotlight On: David Walz

Growing up on a hog farm in Minnesota, David Walz remembers getting a hands-on education caring for living things early in life. Although it’s not a straight line from there to the human health care field, the execution of such duties “aligns with many of the things we have to do as nurses,” Walz said.

PRODUCT SHOWROOM

BK Workstations

BK Workstations

BK Workstations are built with all enclosed aluminum. The aluminum framing is reinforced to be sturdy, durable and made to last for 20 years or more. With four pull-out drawers that are deep and self-locking, it allows for easy filling, storage and cleaning. It is...

MAC Medical Closed Case Carts

MAC Medical Closed Case Carts

MAC Medical Inc. manufactures a full line of stainless steel Closed Case Carts that feature fully welded construction with inner skeletal system for strength and easy service bolt-on features. Closed Case Carts are utilized to securely and sterilely transport...

Total Scope Deluxe EndoCart

Total Scope Deluxe EndoCart

The Total Scope selection of Endocarts were developed by GI nurses as the safest and most efficient travel system. The Deluxe EndoCart is one of three fully customizable models that Total Scope offers and is an industry-preferred endoscopy cart. The lightweight carts...

Case Medical SteriTite Case Cart System

Case Medical SteriTite Case Cart System

The Case Medical SteriTite Case Cart system provides safe and convenient transport and storage of surgical devices and supplies. Features include durable stainless-steel construction, efficient use of space, adjustable perforated shelves to avoid tears in blue wrap,...

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OUT OF THE OR

The Power of Showing Gratitude

The Power of Showing Gratitude

Oftentimes people are thankful, but they don’t express that gratitude in words. If that’s you, allow me to suggest expressing your appreciation out loud, because a little positivity goes a long way these days.

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