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COVID-19 to impact general surgery procedures in U.S. in 2020, says GlobalData

Most of the hernia procedures to be performed in the U.S. will be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis, with the exception of a minority of symptomatic cases, but will start to resume towards the end of the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, according to data and analytics...

3NT Medical Announces FDA Clearance for Colibri Endoscopy System

3NT Medical, a privately held corporation dedicated to developing single-use specialized endoscopes for the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders, has announced the FDA 510(k) clearance for the Colibri Micro ENT Scope, the world's first...

ASCA Supports ASC Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Bill Prentice As I write this message, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are continuing to rise and health care providers, federal and state officials and private citizens across the country are beginning to come to grips with the magnitude of the response needed to...

Challenging Assumptions, Evaluating Routines Can Aid Quality

By Nicholas Schmitz, PMP, LSSBB Across our personal and professional lives, we all fall into many routines; it’s part of how we’re able to perform so many different tasks every day. Have you ever arrived at work (or home), only to realize you don’t even really...

10 Questions to Determine if Your OR is Compliant to the latest ANSI Standards

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Updates to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z136.3 Standard for “Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care” include significant new requirements regarding the individuals operating medical lasers, the training of those individuals, and the holistic oversight of medical laser safety. Agencies including OSHA and The Joint Commission will soon begin enforcing the elevated ANSI laser safety standards, putting facilities at risk for penalties and brand damage for non-compliance.

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