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Aerobiotix Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Medical Ultraviolet Air Filtration System

Aerobiotix Inc., a manufacturer of air treatment devices for hospitals and health care, has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Aerocure-MD medical air purification system.

AAAHC Releases Updated Toolkit Outlining Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients

To help ASCs implement necessary precautions and prevent negative outcomes for obese patients, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has published a fully revised Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients Toolkit.

FDA Updates Information on Respirator Decontamination Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reissuing the Emergency Use Authorizations for decontamination systems that are authorized to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators for use by healthcare personnel (HCP) to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological...

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

CairnSurgical, Inc., an innovator striving to make breast cancer surgery more precise, announced that the first patient has been treated in its U.S. pivotal trial of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) System at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Biovigil Healthcare Systems

Biovigil is an automated hand hygiene compliance and awareness system that promotes safety at every patient interaction by intervening at the point of care to provide situation-specific hand hygiene reminders. Healthcare workers wear small, personal badges with on-board chemical sensors, so the system works with existing dispensers and sanitizers. After the badge validates hand hygiene, a green light is displayed, providing reassurance to patients and their families. Hospitals that use the BIOVIGIL system regularly achieve hand hygiene compliance rates well over 95 percent, compared to a national average of 45 percent.

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