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Abstracts Invited for ASTM International Virtual Workshop on Fast-Tracking PPE Standards Development

Abstracts for presentation are invited for the ASTM International virtual workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sept. 9-10, 2020. ASTM International’s committees on...

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UAB). A type of nylon, the material’s shape memory properties enable it to be stretched and moulded but...

JULY COVER STORY

Understaffing and Infections

A substantial body of research over the years has pointed to invasive devices and clinical practice as primary causes of these HAIs. However, some studies indicate another contributing factor to HAIs that can’t be overlooked: nurse understaffing and burnout.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UAB). A type of nylon, the material’s shape memory properties enable it to be stretched and moulded but...

Get Precise, Predictable Laparoscopic Wound Closure –  Fast

Get Precise, Predictable Laparoscopic Wound Closure – Fast

By Kirby Tran, MD, MMM Even widely used methods for laparoscopic port site closure can be frustrating and time-consuming. Many surgical specialties rely on abdominal laparoscopic procedures to speed healing while reducing downtime and pain compared to open surgery....

Insulation Testing Key to Reducing Electrosurgery Risks in the OR

Insulation Testing Key to Reducing Electrosurgery Risks in the OR

By Peter Daigle, CBSPD Surgeons rely on Sterile Processing (SP) technicians to provide clean, well-functioning instruments that will help result in good surgical outcomes. SP technicians must have knowledge, skills and understanding of how instruments are used and the...

SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight On: Hannah Miller, RN, BSN

Spotlight On: Hannah Miller, RN, BSN

By Matt Skoufalos When Hannah Miller began studying for a career in health care at the University of California-Santa Cruz, she didn’t anticipate that career would be nursing. Miller, who’s about two years into her professional life as a staff and charge nurse at Good...

Spotlight On: Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO

Spotlight On: Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO

By Matt Skoufalos After more than 40 years in the field of nursing, Vangie Dennis has earned an armful of educational achievements: she’s a registered, master’s degreed nurse, a certified perioperative nurse, and a certified medical laser safety officer. Dennis puts...

Spotlight On: Lindsey Jones, RN, BSN, CPN, CHPPN

Spotlight On: Lindsey Jones, RN, BSN, CPN, CHPPN

By Matt Skoufalos At six, Lindsey Jones’ son, Tyler, started coming home from school with bruises. Jones, a preschool teacher, decided to follow up with her family pediatrician. Not long after, they were referred to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St....

Spotlight On: Tom Catena

Spotlight On: Tom Catena

Tom Catena has dedicated the last 20 years of his life working as a medical missionary in Africa. Nine of them he spent amid almost ceaseless civil conflict in war-torn Sudan, and for almost all 20, he’s lacked the resources and infrastructure that most Western...

PRODUCT SHOWROOM

Temperature Management Market Growth Expected

Temperature Management Market Growth Expected

The “Patient Temperature Management Market Outlook & Projections, 2019-2027” report from ResearchAndMarkets.com predicts growth through 2027. Patient temperature management systems are used to control and manage the body temperature of patients. These systems...

Encompass Group Thermoflect Transport Cocoon

Encompass Group Thermoflect Transport Cocoon

Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology helps maintain normothermia and prevent hypothermia by reflecting and containing the patient’s infrared heat. It creates a warm cocoon of air and prevents convective heat loss (wind chill). Maintaining normothermia and preventing...

Attune Medical ensoETM

Attune Medical ensoETM

Attune Medical’s ensoETM modulates and controls patient temperature through a single-use silicone tube inserted into the esophagus, similar to a standard gastric tube, and connected to an external heat exchange unit. Positioned at the core, next to the heart and great...

Augustine Surgical Inc. HotDog Patient Warming System

Augustine Surgical Inc. HotDog Patient Warming System

You have never been more concerned about aerosolizing pathogens, but you still need to warm your patients. Even though air-based warming is out, we’ve got you covered. HotDog’s patented technology is a safe air-free patient warming alternative. It’s the only system...

C Change Surgical SurgiSLUSH

C Change Surgical SurgiSLUSH

SurgiSLUSH 2-liter and 4-liter automated slush freezer systems slash equipment costs and deliver protected sterile slush when and where it is needed. Press one button and walk away. While your team attends to other priorities, SurgiSLUSH freezers automatically produce...

MAC Medical Blanket & Fluid Warming Cabinets

MAC Medical Blanket & Fluid Warming Cabinets

The D-Series (Data Logging) Warming Cabinets provide independent, digitally controlled heating chambers that offer actual temperature and set point displays. The Ethernet/Wi-Fi capable TS-Series (Touch Screen) Warming Cabinets offer unparalleled technology by allowing...

OUT OF THE OR

The Power Behind HIIT

The Power Behind HIIT

By Miguel J. Ortiz High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been used worldwide by professional athletes and coaches to help clients achieve anything from their general athletic aspirations to improving speed and agility. The types of circuits and different...

Diet May Help Preserve Cognitive Function

Diet May Help Preserve Cognitive Function

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function. Dietary factors also seem to play a role in slowing...

Another Win for the Mediterranean Diet

Another Win for the Mediterranean Diet

By Charlyn Fargo Here’s yet another reason to try the Mediterranean diet, which is actually not a strict diet at all but a pattern of eating that focuses on fresh, whole foods and avoids highly processed foods. New research finds it may support healthy aging. And who...

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The Impact of Harmony vs. Practicality

The Impact of Harmony vs. Practicality

By Daniel Bobinski Did you know that people can be motivated – or demotivated – simply by their surroundings? This article is the third in a series about the six learned (extrinsic) motivators. In the first installment, I examined the different ways people are...

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