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Northwell Cardiothoracic Programs Recognized for Performance

Four Northwell Health hospitals with cardiothoracic surgery programs – Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) in Manhattan, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and South Shore University Hospital...

APIC Calls on Facilities to Assess Infection Preventionist Workloads, Reprioritize Critical Patient Safety Work

APIC 2022 President Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, releases a statement calling for health care facilities to assess infection preventionist workloads and reprioritize critical patient safety work. “The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and...

Medtronic Inc. Recalls HawkOne Directional Atherectomy System Due to Risk of Tip Damage During Use

Medtronic Inc. is recalling this product due to the risk of the tip of the catheter becoming damaged during use, which may include the catheter tip breaking off or separating. If this occurs, this could lead to serious adverse events such as a tear along the inside...

Orthofix Partners with nView medical

Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus, and nView medical, a Salt Lake City-based company developing surgical imaging and guidance systems enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), have announced a...

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The OR and SPD: A Vital Collaboration

The OR and SPD: A Vital Collaboration

Both the OR and SPD are fast-paced, high-stress environments where mistakes can cost much more than just dollars and cents. So it’s critical that staff in each department learn to work closely together and collaborate effectively with each other.

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Improving Team Communication

Improving Team Communication

Eye-opening statistics have prompted the health care industry to place greater emphasis on improving team communication in order to limit medical errors that lead to patient deaths.

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