APRIL COVER STORY
Communication and teamwork are keys to winning a Super Bowl. They are also vital when it comes to providing excellent care in an OR or ASC setting.
Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Olympus has announced its support of The Joint Commission’s recommended safety actions for managing the hazards of exposure to surgical smoke for health care staff in operating rooms.
Chemence Medical, a leader in medical cyanoacrylate devices and products, announced the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval of the company’s redesigned exofin fusion skin closure system.
Olympus has announced the completion of its Westborough, Mass. facility, a nearly $45-million state-of-the-art facility that will be home to many of its Massachusetts-based employees.
Spotlight On: Lamont R. Jones, MD, MBA, FACS, Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology HNS at Henry Ford Hospital, Director Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic
“We started getting our increased numbers, and it was obvious that we needed to make some adjustments to plan for our surge,” Jones said.
Before she embarked on a 36-year career in nursing, Kathy Beydler was a teacher.
Spotlight On: Brian Dawson, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM System VP, Perioperative Services, CommonSpirit Health
“I’ve said it a number of times throughout my career: physicians cure and nurses care,” Dawson said. “I was the one who tucked them in, who would dress their burns, who held them, who took care of them and, to me, that was what I was there to do.”
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.
There are different types of surgery including open, minimally invasive and robotic to name a few. There are also many reports on the various different surgery markets, including the different types of surgical instruments. One thing that all have in common is that...
The SST-2136 is sized for complete surgical sets. It is ideal for retrieval of O.R. and O.B. instruments. It is also the right size for high volume emergency rooms. It is available in three material configurations. The maximum temperature for all Steristrainers is...
IMAGE1 S Rubina from KARL STORZ combines vivid 4K resolution with patient friendly NIR/ICG imaging. Specialized dual-chip technology lets the surgeon toggle seamlessly between white light and near infrared. With several versatile imaging modes – monochromatic, overlay...
McGan Technology’s MM513 Electrosurgical Insulation Defect Detector is a compact, handheld, battery-operated unit that tests the integrity, such as pinholes, cracks or defects, of the insulation of electrosurgical instrument in order to prevent inadvertent tissue...
The Orca Smoke Evacuation Pencil is the latest Bovie smoke evacuation solution, a brand synonymous with electrosurgery. The Orca is a powerful, fully integrated, ergonomic, low-profile device providing optimal control and better protection for operating room...
OUT OF THE OR
Medicevo Corporation offers its Graphene Face Mask, which is proven to filter 98% of COVID-19 particles, setting a new safety standard of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) now available on the market.
Taking inspiration from origami, MIT engineers have now designed a medical patch that can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines and other narrow spaces to patch up internal injuries.