Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

2018 IAHCSMM Scrapbook

The 2018 IAHCSMM Annual Conference was held in Phoenix, April 29-May 2, and provided attendees with resources needed to elevate their knowledge while promoting ongoing quality and professionalism within their department. From knowledge-building hands-on labs and workshops to timely management and technical updates taught by some of the professions most renowned and respected experts, plus poster sessions, discussion groups, and the largest vendor exposition for the CS profession, it didn’t matter if this was an attendee’s first conference or their 20th, it was one of their most memorable. OR Today was on site and hosted Facebook live videos that are available to watch on our Facebook page @ortoday.



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