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FDA Updates Information on Respirator Decontamination Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reissuing the Emergency Use Authorizations for decontamination systems that are authorized to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators for use by healthcare personnel (HCP) to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological...

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

CairnSurgical, Inc., an innovator striving to make breast cancer surgery more precise, announced that the first patient has been treated in its U.S. pivotal trial of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) System at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rush Oak Park Hospital Adopts Surgical Workflow Technology, ExplORer Surgical, Increasing Team Confidence and Reducing OR Challenges

ExplORer Surgical, the only comprehensive intraoperative case support and workflow platform, has reinvented the way surgical support teams prepare and complete effective surgeries with two-way video for case support and remote proctoring to create a digitized playbook.

AORN Releases 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has published the 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice with six revised guidelines.

Advanced Cooling Therapy Announces Name Change

Advanced Cooling Therapy is changing its corporate name to Attune Medical. The name change reflects the company’s commitment to temperature management therapy in all clinical contexts and better represents the corporate culture of remaining attuned to clinical needs, patient safety and the state of science.

Over 20 million patients in the United States experience a clinical event that warrants active temperature management each year, but researchers estimate that less than 10 percent receive the appropriate therapy, and that part of this discrepancy is attributed to
work-flow challenges.

Attune Medical’s proprietary technology simplifies access to the patient’s core and allows providers to control patient temperature, whether warming or cooling, through the esophagus when clinically indicated. This prompted the renaming of Attune Medical’s primary device, the Esophageal Cooling Device (ECD) to EnsoETM, reflecting the product’s simplicity and the broader focus on Esophageal Temperature Management. The EnsoETM is designed to modulate and control patient temperature through a single use, fully enclosed triple lumen system that is inserted into the esophagus. Two lumens attach to an external heat exchange unit while a third, independent, lumen simultaneously allows gastric decompression and drainage. The EnsoETM can be rapidly placed by most trained health care professionals, in similar fashion to a standard gastric tube, and can be used to control patient temperature in the operating room, recovery room, emergency room or intensive care unit. No other products on the market are approved to use the esophageal environment for whole-body temperature modulation.

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