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.

Air-Matt Offers Patient Transfer Devices

Air-Matt Offers Patient Transfer Devices

Air-Matt Transfer Mattresses are designed to assist with patient lateral transfers and repositioning within a hospital, ASC, imaging center, long-term care facilities or at home. They come as either a Reusable or a Single Patient Use (SPU) Disposable Transfer Mattress.

An Air-Matt Transfer Mattress moves a patient on a soft nylon air mattress inflated with low pressure, high volume air. Holes in the underside allow air to escape. The escaping air acts as a lubricant, reducing friction, making movement of the mattress and the patient effortless.

Less physical effort and strain reduces caregiver injuries, predominantly the back injuries associated with lateral transfers and patient repositioning. Fewer injuries equate to fewer workers’ compensation claims, less time lost to injuries, less light-duty assignments and increased caregiver job satisfaction. Additionally, the Air-Matt Transfer Mattress reduces patient physical movement that often leads to pain and discomfort. It supports the patient safely and results in a smooth, secure transfer which in turn enhances patient satisfaction.

Air-Matt Transfer Mattresses are compatible with all major manufacturers’ air supply systems, including Hovermatt, Arjo-Huntleigh, Stryker, EZ Way, Air Movement Technologies Inc. and Airpal. Other air supplies may also be compatible.

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