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PBS Documentary Features Pioneering Generation of Women Doctors

Becoming a doctor during the 19th century was difficult for anyone to accomplish. For women, the feat was nearly impossible. Now, that rare accomplishment will be featured in a new documentary from Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in...

Abstracts Invited for ASTM International Virtual Workshop on Fast-Tracking PPE Standards Development

Abstracts for presentation are invited for the ASTM International virtual workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sept. 9-10, 2020. ASTM International’s committees on...

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

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Cover Story: A Leading Role

Cover Story: A Leading Role

How the surgical tech plays an instrumental part of the OR team By Don Sadler There are few environments where teamwork is more important than in the operating room. Each individual on the OR team has specific skills and clearly defined individual roles. This includes...

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Instrument care and handling

Instrument care and handling

 By Don Sadler Communication is key to extending instrument life and promoting patient safety Of all the different kinds of medical instruments found in a hospital setting, surgical instruments are among the most sensitive and delicate. To prevent damage to the...

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Men in Nursing

Men in Nursing

As the numbers grow, will stereotypes diminish? By Don Sadler Despite all the societal advances that have been made with regard to gender equality, most people today still think of nursing as a female profession. The statistics clearly explain why. While the...

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Infection Prevention: Reducing the Hazards of HAIs

Infection Prevention: Reducing the Hazards of HAIs

The latest on reducing HAIs in the operating room By Don Sadler We know how to protect patients from these events—they can and must be prevented.” –Dr. Michael Bell Despite all of the wonderful medical advances that have been made in recent decades, thousands of...

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New Technologies help prevent RSIs

New Technologies help prevent RSIs

The risk posed by retained surgical items (or RSIs) has been present since the modern era of surgery first began. Although the frequency of RSI incidences is declining, an estimated one in every 1,500 intra-abdominal surgeries in the U.S. today results in a sponge...

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