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FDA Updates Information on Respirator Decontamination Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reissuing the Emergency Use Authorizations for decontamination systems that are authorized to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators for use by healthcare personnel (HCP) to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological...

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

CairnSurgical, Inc., an innovator striving to make breast cancer surgery more precise, announced that the first patient has been treated in its U.S. pivotal trial of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) System at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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.

AORN Releases 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has published the 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice with six revised guidelines.

JANUARY COVER STORY

Preventing Patient Falls

Preventing Patient Falls

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.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

CairnSurgical, Inc., an innovator striving to make breast cancer surgery more precise, announced that the first patient has been treated in its U.S. pivotal trial of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) System at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Masimo Announces iSirona Connectivity Hub

Masimo Announces iSirona Connectivity Hub

Masimo has announced the global launch of iSirona, a compact, versatile connectivity hub designed to maximize interoperability across the continuum of care.

SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight On: Lisa VanDeer, RN, CNOR

Spotlight On: Lisa VanDeer, RN, CNOR

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: Shelia Holleran

Spotlight On: Shelia Holleran

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.

PRODUCT SHOWROOM

3M PREVENA RESTOR AXIO•FORM

3M PREVENA RESTOR AXIO•FORM

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.

Mölnlycke Exufiber Ag+

Mölnlycke Exufiber Ag+

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

BD Medi-Aire Biological Odor Eliminator

BD Medi-Aire Biological Odor Eliminator

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

Identifying Behavioral Styles

Identifying Behavioral Styles

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.

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