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Three Heart Surgeons Discuss How to Beat Aortic Dissection’s Ticking Clock

Participating in this Q&A article are Bilal Shafi, MD, from Sutter Health in Santa Cruz, California; Wilson Szeto, MD, from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, Wheatley Surgical in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources Launch Data Transparency Initiative

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Inc. have announced a new data transparency initiative – Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare (DASH).

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.

C Change Surgi Slush™

Surgical teams use sterile slush therapeutically during complex surgical procedures to reduce an organ’s need for oxygen, slow cellular damage and provide doctors more time for treatment. The SurgiSLUSH™ system lowers costs, simplifies slush production, saves space and reduces the risk of unintended contamination. SurgiSLUSH™ users reduce direct costs by producing soft, smooth sterile slush inside C Change Surgical’s innovative, re-sterilizable slush containers. The re-sterilizable containers save money whenever slush must be on hand. SurgiSlush™ simplifies slush production and increases sterile field efficiency by moving slush out of the sterile field. Just insert re-usable bottles, press a button and perfect slush is ready when needed. SurgiSLUSH™ units save space and are mobile. SurgiSLUSH™ users reduce the risks of unintended contaminations by eliminating the use of vulnerable slush drapes.

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