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.

Activ Surgical Adds to European Advisory Board

Activ Surgical has appointed of Prof. Dr. Rainer Kimmig to its European Advisory Board.

Kimmig currently serves as the department head of gynecology and obstetrics at the West German Cancer Center at the University Hospital Essen, Germany, as well as the chair and full professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In his role on Activ Surgical’s European Advisory Board, Kimmig will collaborate with peers from leading hospital systems across the European Union (EU) to advise on the company’s go-to-market efforts for its products, including ActivSight, an imaging module that works seamlessly with any installed visualization system to provide real-time intraoperative visual data and images not currently available to surgeons through existing technologies. ActivSight is expected to be commercially available in 2021.

“I am honored to be a part of the Activ Surgical European Advisory Board and look forward to working with my esteemed colleagues and the Activ Surgical leadership team to help democratize surgical care around the world,” said Kimmig. “The potential impact for Activ Surgical’s technology in the operating room is significant as patient care and safety is always my number one priority. I am excited to provide input and guidance on the company’s product development efforts and to revolutionize surgical systems in the year ahead.”

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