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The Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on optimizing medication safety with smart infusion pumps

A new Sentinel Event Alert from The Joint Commission, “Optimizing smart infusion pump safety with DERS,” describes how built-in dose error reduction software (DERS) can improve patient safety.

Hensler Bone Press Receives CE Certification

Hensler Surgical Technologies has announced its newly obtained CE mark for the Hensler Bone Press (HBP).

Healthmark Offers New Anti-Fatigue Mat

Healthmark Industries has introduced an Anti-Fatigue Mat to its Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) product line.

Cardinal Health awarded Strategic National Stockpile contract for PPE storage and distribution

With its expansive distribution network, Cardinal Health can provide rapid deployment and delivery of SNS product throughout the U.S. and its territories.

ASP Launches Next-Generation Sterilization System

Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has announced that the new STERRAD 100NX System with ALLClear Technology is available in the United States and to select customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the next-generation system is designed to help Central Sterile Services Departments maximize efficiency and comply with government and facility requirements.

The STERRAD 100NX System with ALLClear Technology is a low-temperature sterilization system that uses proprietary algorithms to minimize workflow interruptions and cycle cancellations. The system includes features that simplify system operation and automatically monitors conditions, providing pre-sterilization cycle load conditioning, load checks and system checks to reduce operator error while improving productivity.

Additionally, it can be paired with ASP ACCESS to automate data sharing across all connected ASP systems and hospital networks, minimizing the need for manual documentation. Systems are currently in use at a select number of hospitals in the United States and Europe. It will be rolled out in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Latin America and Japan, as well as additional markets in EMEA and Asia Pacific, throughout 2017.

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