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...

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UAB). A type of nylon, the material’s shape memory properties enable it to be stretched and moulded but...

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Spotlight on: Marla Packer-Perdunn

Spotlight on: Marla Packer-Perdunn

By Matthew N. Skoufalos From the OR to the blacktop to the dojo mat, Marla Packer-Perdunn, MDS, RN, lives a life of movement, hard work and emotional honesty. The motorcycle and martial arts enthusiast got her first taste of caregiving at age 15, when she signed up to...

Spotlight on: Edward Messina

Spotlight on: Edward Messina

When Edward Messina, MSN, CRNP, was 15, there were no such things as “extreme” sports. The Pennsylvania native traces his interest in hang-gliding to a group of neighborhood friends who learned the practice from an amateur-flying instructor they met through word of...

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