JANUARY COVER STORY
Patient falls are dangerous for patients and can lead to extended hospital stays. The financial impact of patient falls is also significant – the cost of these falls averages $30,000 per hospital stay or $50 billion total per year. Experts share tips on how to prevent patient falls.
Rush Oak Park Hospital Adopts Surgical Workflow Technology, ExplORer Surgical, Increasing Team Confidence and Reducing OR Challenges
ExplORer Surgical, the only comprehensive intraoperative case support and workflow platform, has reinvented the way surgical support teams prepare and complete effective surgeries with two-way video for case support and remote proctoring to create a digitized playbook.
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has published the 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice with six revised guidelines.
Masimo has announced the global launch of iSirona, a compact, versatile connectivity hub designed to maximize interoperability across the continuum of care.
DJO LLC, a global provider of medical technologies to get and keep people moving, has announced the acquisition of Trilliant Surgical, a national provider of foot and ankle orthopedic implants.
DePuy Synthes Receives 510(k) FDA Clearance for VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution Designed for Use with the ATTUNE Total Knee System
The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced that DePuy Synthes has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution designed for use with the ATTUNE® Total Knee System and its cleared indications for use.
Spotlight On: Nechami Brilliant, BSN, RN, Nurse III/Perioperative Instructor, Neuro/Spine OR, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
A registered nurse and perioperative instructor, in the neuro/spine operating room at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland, Brilliant began her health care career as a doula.
Anyone who’s ever understood the wisdom of “home is where the heart is” would be hard-pressed to find someone who’s lived the truth of that expression as fully as Lisa VanDeer, RN, CNOR.
Spotlight On: Deborah Dunn, Graduate School Dean and Center for Research Director, Madonna University
When Deborah Dunn first began to consider a career in nursing, the path many young professionals pursued involved getting an LPN certificate or job-specific associate degree.
Spotlight On: Rebecca Votino, BSN, RN, ONC, Director of Perioperative Services at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, Ohio
By Matt Skoufalos Situated at the mouth of the Portage River on Lake Erie, Port Clinton, Ohio is a community defined by “the lake life,” said Rebecca Votino. Its population fluctuates seasonally, boosted by fivefold in the summer months, when vacationers flood the...
At the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (UPMC) in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, OR Clinician Manager Shelia Holleran and the crew in her surgical unit found their normal routines put on the shelf for a month-and-a-half.
The PREVENA RESTOR AXIO•FORM Incision Management System delivers negative pressure wound therapy designed to manage post-operative incisions, as well as the surrounding soft tissue envelope.
Exufiber Ag+ with Hydrolock technology is a sterile non-woven gelling fiber dressing that can be used to manage a wide range of exuding wounds
The MolecuLight Inc. i:X Sterile Surgical Sleeve Convenience Kit includes a unique disposable surgical sleeve that is fitted to neatly shroud the i:X device via an adaptor to align the optics of the i:X to the sleeve.
PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is a negative pressure wound therapy system that raises the level of care
The BD Medi-Aire Biological Odor Eliminator is a concentrated unique formula which chemically eliminates odors associated with urine, feces, emesis and necrotic tissue. Available in three scents – Fresh Air (A), Lemon (L) and Unscented (U).
OUT OF THE OR
Learning about behavioral styles is extremely helpful for creating better teamwork and increased productivity. As a bonus, behavioral styles are easy to learn with only four main styles.
When most people think of balance exercises, they tend to imagine a yoga class with people standing on one foot. It isn’t necessarily a motivating image.
A new study by led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine finds that exercising your brain with “neurobics” before surgery can help prevent post-surgery delirium.