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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.

Augustine Temperature Management HotDog Patient Warming System

HotDog® is the only patient warming system that can warm above and below the patient simultaneously, offering superior effectiveness over older technologies. This reusable, easily cleanable conductive fabric warming system eliminates costly disposables and keeps expenses flat and predictable. In six published studies, orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists recommend air-free warming — like HotDog — over forced-air during implant surgery for improved patient safety. One study showed periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) rates decreased by 74 percent after discontinuing forced-air warming; PJIs are now subject to Medicare penalties. Finally all patients can receive the benefits of normothermia without increasing cost, using air-free HotDog Patient Warming.

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