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Italians Share Novel Operating Room Research Using UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer

UltraViolet Devices Inc. (UVDI) has announced new research demonstrating the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer’s rapid disinfection of operating rooms between surgical procedures will be presented at this month’s Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring Conference.

The Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on optimizing medication safety with smart infusion pumps

A new Sentinel Event Alert from The Joint Commission, “Optimizing smart infusion pump safety with DERS,” describes how built-in dose error reduction software (DERS) can improve patient safety.

Hensler Bone Press Receives CE Certification

Hensler Surgical Technologies has announced its newly obtained CE mark for the Hensler Bone Press (HBP).

Healthmark Offers New Anti-Fatigue Mat

Healthmark Industries has introduced an Anti-Fatigue Mat to its Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) product line.

BD Snowden-Pencer 3mm Laparoscopic Instruments

Developed with leading surgeons for more than two years, BD’s new portfolio of Snowden-Pencer 3mm laparoscopic ergonomic take-apart instruments are designed for micro-laparoscopic surgery. BD’s 3mm instruments enable surgeons to perform procedures known to provide patients with a virtually scar-less procedure, reduce post-operative pain, improve post-operative appearance and reduce hospital stays.1 The jaw lengths and openings of the devices are closely scaled to those of standard laparoscopic instruments, providing surgeons with a less invasive surgical approach without compromising instrument functionality. The modularity and reusability of the devices offer a cost-effective alternative to other micro-laparoscopic options.

1 Redan JA, Humphries AR, Farmer B, et al. Big operations using mini instruments: the evolution of mini laparoscopy in the surgical realm. Surg Technol Int. 2015;27:19–30.

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