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2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo: Boost Quality and Safety in SPD, OR & Beyond

Those who attend the 2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo this October in Columbus, Ohio, will learn from some of the industry’s most renowned and respected experts in the field. Attendees will glean valuable information they can take back to their departments to drive better outcomes for their health care customers and patients who rely on clean, sterile and well-functioning instruments.

3 Questions to Help You Find the Right Anesthesia Machine for Your Facility

Before choosing a new anesthesia system for your practice, make sure you have a firm understanding of the features and specifications that will best suit your unique needs, making it a worthwhile investment for your facility.

Clarifying Scoring in Instrument Handling and Processing

As an infection preventionist (IP) working in the Standards Interpretation Group of the Joint Commission, an important function of my job is to answer infection prevention-related questions from health care organizations.

The Importance of Early Career Certification

In an increasingly demanding hiring market those now entering nursing, or committing to a specialty such as perioperative nursing, will maximize their opportunities with certification.

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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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