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‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

Butterfly Steep Trendelenburg Bean Bag Positioner

The David Scott Company created the Butterfly Steep Trendelenburg Bean Bag Positioner in conjunction with a leading Boston based Harvard Medical School Surgeon. The polyurethane positioner is designed as an aid in securing patients when steep Trendelenburg is required and is ideal for Da Vinci Robotic Surgery, the company says. The positioner has wings that will support and cradle the patient around the upper arm and shoulders. These wings can be molded into shoulder bumps to fully expose the surgical site for access as necessary. The Butterfly has six individual, replaceable securing straps than anchor to OR tables side rails and offers IV access to the forearm, while the lower wing protects the patient’s hand and keeps the arm from dropping off the table. The positioner also has a GU style cutout for GYN and a wide cutout around the head for better anesthesiologist access.

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