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Recent advances in endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) are truly remarkable, bringing new approaches to both in-patient and out-patient surgeries. Today’s physicians and surgeons are looking to new technological advances in endoscopic surgery and MIS to help provide better patient care and improved surgical outcomes.
TBJ President Todd Campbell recently shared an in-depth look at the company including what customers can expect in the future. Find out what Campbell told OR Today in the exclusive Q&A.
Spacelabs Healthcare Partners with Masimo to Bring Advanced Measurements to Spacelabs Patient Monitors
Spacelabs Healthcare, a division of OSI Systems Inc., and Masimo announced that they have extended their partnership in patient monitoring to integrate SET pulse oximetry, NomoLine capnography, rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry, SedLine brain function monitoring, and O3 regional oximetry into select Spacelabs multi-parameter monitors.
Today, every hospital and ASC across the country received a letter signed by four influential national employer groups—the Health Transformation Alliance, ERISA Industry Committee, National Alliance of Health Care Purchaser Coalitions, and the Business Group on Health—requesting their participation in the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey.
Healthmark Industries has introduced the Light Cord Adapters to its ProSys Instrument Care product line.
RSIP Vision, an experienced leader in driving innovation for medical imaging through advanced AI and computer vision solutions, has announced a new prostate MRI-to-ultrasound registration tool.
US Medical Innovations LLC (USMI) announced that it is developing the first robotic delivery system used for cancer surgery.
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.”
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.
A rising prevalence of chronic diseases and neurological as well as cardiovascular ailments, increasing cases of gastrointestinal disorders, growing geriatric population and soaring investments toward incorporating advanced sterilization technologies are stimulating the overall market outlook.
TOSI is the first device to provide a consistent, repeatable and reliable method for evaluating the cleaning effectiveness of the automated instrument washer.
InstruSafe collaborated with Intuitive Surgical Inc. to develop a new design for a single scope tray with updated silicone and brackets for improved endoscope fit.
Elementum AW, featuring four new molecules of enzymes created for the medical device cleaning market, is a multi-tiered enzymatic detergent that has been optimized* for the automatic, ultrasonic and manual cleaning of surgical instruments.
Mono-polar and bi-polar surgical instruments insulation integrity testing is critical for safe device handling/use and risk mitigation. Visual inspection is not enough to ensure that insulation failures are detected before the devices are used in the OR. STERIS IMS...
TBJ manufactures a complete line of pre-cleaning sinks designed specifically for cleaning instruments and utensils in sterile processing departments. The sinks incorporate innovative new features designed to both automate the pre-cleaning process and provide ergonomic...
OUT OF THE OR
We don’t need to turn into the most positive person in the world, but utilizing positive reinforcement to talk to yourself is an extremely beneficial practice.
While EVAR is more commonly utilized for rAA, shortens hospital stay and has a lower initial mortality rate, the odds of hospital readmission after EVAR are 1.5 times higher compared to traditional open repair.