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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.

Acertara Partners with CS Medical for TEE Probe Care

Acertara Acoustic Laboratories has partnered with CS Medical, a developer and manufacturer of automated cleaning and high-level disinfection devices for TEE probes, to provide a comprehensive probe care compliance solution for hospitals and imaging centers.

Explaining the relationship, Acertara CEO, G. Wayne Moore, said: “CS Medical and Acertara share many commonalities with one another in serving the needs of the ultrasound market. We are both pioneers in introducing solutions that improve patient safety and lower costs based on evidence, both are certified by ultrasound OEMs as a result of rigorous testing, and both are leaders in our respective markets. By partnering, hospitals benefit from a full lifecycle probe care solution that includes testing, transport, disinfection, storage, and TEE repair.”

Building off the TD 100 platform, CS Medical recently introduced the TD 200, providing customers with a faster, high-level disinfection time and overall quicker cycle time of 10 minutes. TD 200 is the first medical device cleared in North America that provides high-level disinfection in three minutes.

“Partnering with Acertara is another example of CS Medical’s pledge to help health care professionals reduce HAIs and increase awareness for a better, safer health care system,” stated Mark Leath, CS Medical president.

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