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Study Confirms Surfacide UV-C Kills SARS-CoV-2

A recent peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia* found the Surfacide Helios® System UV-C technology is nearly 95% effective in preventing SARS CoV-2 in patient environments. This is the first clinical study that evaluates the use of UV-C in...

AORN Recommends Nasal Decolonization with PVP-I

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has announced its annual updated recommendations on the "Guideline for Preoperative Skin Antisepsis," to assist health care professionals in navigating risk-based decisions for developing preoperative...

New AAAHC Quality Roadmap Probes Data, Highlights Surveyor Insights

On June 16, AAAHC released its 2021 Quality Roadmap, a comprehensive analysis of data from more than 1,120 accreditation surveys conducted in 2020.

RSIP Vision Reveals New Module

RSIP Vision has announced its new surgical workflow analysis technology, which can intelligently identify each separate stage of a surgical procedure and label them accordingly throughout the duration of the procedure.

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COMPANY SHOWCASE

Corporate Profile: Cygnus Medical

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

AORN Recommends Nasal Decolonization with PVP-I

AORN Recommends Nasal Decolonization with PVP-I

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has announced its annual updated recommendations on the "Guideline for Preoperative Skin Antisepsis," to assist health care professionals in navigating risk-based decisions for developing preoperative...

RSIP Vision Reveals New Module

RSIP Vision Reveals New Module

RSIP Vision has announced its new surgical workflow analysis technology, which can intelligently identify each separate stage of a surgical procedure and label them accordingly throughout the duration of the procedure.

SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight On: Ora Wood, ADN, BSN, MSHA

Spotlight On: Ora Wood, ADN, BSN, MSHA

During her first assignment out of nursing school in 1976, Ora Wood described feeling that she was struggling with “the discrepancy between knowing what I was taught was the right thing to do and what was being practiced.”

PRODUCT SHOWROOM

CIVCO TEE Transport Tray and Probe Storage Cabinet

CIVCO TEE Transport Tray and Probe Storage Cabinet

CIVCO offers a full range of products that protect, clean, transport, disinfect and store transesophageal (TEE) and endovaginal/endorectal ultrasound probes to help you maintain compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC). Protect your TEE ultrasound transducers with...

Cygnus Medical Oasis Flexible Scope Transport Trays

Cygnus Medical Oasis Flexible Scope Transport Trays

Reusable containers used for soiled and clean scopes have the potential of transferring contamination from one container to another, and bags and transport pads don’t offer rigid protection. Cygnus Medical solves this problem with the Oasis Flexible Scope Transport...

gSource SQC Twist Drill gRack

gSource SQC Twist Drill gRack

The SQC Twist Drill gRack (gS 98.8187) stores 7 gSource SQC twist drills, 1 each (sold separately) 1.1mm to 3.5mm [.045” to .138”]. The drill rack folds to close for convenient sterilization and storage. When opened, it converts to a tabletop stand for use in the...

Hänel Storage Systems Rotomat Automated Sterile Storage Carousel

Hänel Storage Systems Rotomat Automated Sterile Storage Carousel

The Rotomat stores, tracks and manages sterile instruments and PPE in the OR, SPD and central supply. This sterile storage solution makes use of a room’s full height to save floor space, allowing hospitals to store more in less space. The Rotomat improves inventory...

Healthmark SST-2136

Healthmark SST-2136

The SST-2136 is sized for complete surgical sets. The SST-2136 is ideal for retrieval of OR and OB instruments. Also, it is the right size for high volume ERs. It is available in three material configurations with a maxium temperature of 285°F for all Steristrainers....

KARL STORZ No-Wrap Sterilization Containers

KARL STORZ No-Wrap Sterilization Containers

KARL STORZ No-Wrap Sterilization Containers help providers realize cost savings while protecting their equipment investment and reducing the environmental impact of reprocessing. These custom designed containers are a trusted system for protection of endoscopic...

Key Surgical Smart Tags

Key Surgical Smart Tags

The need for proper identification and documentation of surgical instrument sets during storage and transportation has always been a vital part of the process. The increased frequency of loaned instruments means that sets should be managed with a well-planned loaned...

Owens & Minor SurgiTrack

Owens & Minor SurgiTrack

Owens & Minor’s SurgiTrack is an end-to-end case management solution that delivers the full list of disposable products needed to perform each procedure combined with powerful reporting capabilities that transforms a perioperative supply chain. Through this...

Turbett Surgical Inc. Instrument Pod

Turbett Surgical Inc. Instrument Pod

Dramatically improve throughput in the OR and SPD by eliminating non-value-added tasks of wrapping trays, inspecting blue wrap and emergency re-processing of sets. Hospitals and surgery centers using the patented Turbett Surgical Instrument Pod increase revenue by...

OUT OF THE OR

Food Starts with Soil

Food Starts with Soil

The closer the food is to soil, the better it is for you. Instead of “good” and “bad” foods, start by eating real food. The good and the bad then sort themselves out.

Have You Ever Been Mismanaged?

Have You Ever Been Mismanaged?

Sometimes when I do a workshop, I’ll ask attendees if they’ve ever been mismanaged. If I ask that question, almost all the hands in the room go up. Tragically, this phenomenon is not rare, and it’s often a factor in someone deciding to find work elsewhere.

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