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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.

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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