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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 & Waffle Grip Trendelenburg Positioning

Air-free HotDog Patient Warming uses Waffle-Grip safety technology to defeat high rates of hypothermia in procedures with unique positioning challenges including robotics, GYN, urology and colorectal. Hypothermia is common during Trendelenburg positioning due to the minimal surface area available to warm. This innovative HotDog solution allows complete underbody warming with the safest and best underbody warming system available. Unique waffle pattern evenly disperses grip on the patient using mechanical hold and friction (following AORN recommendations), which reduces localized shearing forces and eliminates risk of brachial plexus injury. HotDog Waffle Grip is less expensive than most Trendelenburg positioners, easy to use and safer than cutting and taping egg crate foam.

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