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The Perioperative Nurse Educator: A Multi-faceted Role with Vast Professional Development Opportunities

Perioperative nurse educators are essential to the work of perioperative nursing and are often charged with fulfilling a variety of roles in addition to staff education. Such roles may include learning facilitator, change agent, mentor, leader, champion for scientific inquiry and/or a partner for practice transitions (Harper & Maloney, 2022). Thus, it might be more appropriate to refer to perioperative nurse educators as perioperative nursing professional development (NPD) practitioners. 

Advanced Directives in Outpatient Settings

Understanding and incorporating a patient’s right to make decisions about their plan-of-care plays an integral role in overall health care outcomes. Honoring end-of-life choices in ambulatory settings is complex, since determination whether a health care organization will venerate a patient’s choice may vary based on services provided and specific patient populations served. It is also challenging for health care organizations to balance patient rights against possible ethical challenges.

U.S. FDA Recognizes New Endoscope Guidance and More Among Updated List of ‘Appropriate’ Consensus Standards

The U.S. FDA has recognized ANSI/AAMI ST91:2021, Flexible and semi-rigid endoscope processing in health care facilities as a guidance document “appropriate for meeting requirements for medical devices under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.” Additionally, five other new or updated AAMI standards were added to the federal regulator’s list.

Encompass Group Unveils New Meta Scrubs

Encompass Group LLC recently announced all new Meta Scrubs with the M.A.M. (Meta Anti Mic) Antimicrobial Finish to help fight against bacteria. The M.A.M. finish helps reduce the presence of unwanted bacteria on the surface of the fabric.

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Cincinnati Surgical Swann Morton Surgical Blades

Cincinnati Surgical Swann Morton Surgical Blades

Swann Morton is the recognized global leader in surgical blade manufacturing, making more than 300 million blades a year. The high-quality British blades are manufactured to ISO 13485 standards with an open edge grinding technology resulting in a difference you can feel. One side of the blade is micro-serrated providing enhanced tactile feel for improved control while cutting.

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Ambu’s aScope 5 Broncho HD System

Ambu’s aScope 5 Broncho HD System

Ambu’s new aScope 5 Broncho HD System marries the benefits of reusable endoscopes with every advantage of single-use endoscopes. Building on more than a decade of single-use expertise, Ambu offers bronchoscopy like you’ve never seen it before. The fifth-generation scope provides exceptional imaging, excellent maneuverability, and smart, functional design.

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CIVCO TEE Probe Transport Trays

CIVCO TEE Probe Transport Trays

CIVCO’s TEE Probe Transport Trays are designed to streamline probe turnover, helping to make the transportation of expensive, delicate TEE ultrasound probes as safe and efficient as possible. The reversible push tab-locked lid makes clean/dirty indication easy, and the disposable molded fiber tray and paper lid are made from recyclable materials, eliminating time and resources needed to clean a reusable tray.

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NewGen Surgical Needle Counter

NewGen Surgical Needle Counter

For health care systems looking to decrease the amount of plastic in single-use products in the OR, the NewGen Surgical Needle Counter (NGSNC) outer box is made with 100% plant-based bagasse, a post-agricultural by-product from sugarcane upcycled to create fiber pulp; giving the needle counter a 95% plastic reduction by weight and reduces Scope 3 CO₂e by over 50%.

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Flagship Surgical EcoDri-Safe Absorbent Rolls

Flagship Surgical EcoDri-Safe Absorbent Rolls

Easily contain fluids and streamline OR cleanup procedures with Flagship Surgical’s EcoDri-Safe Absorbent Rolls. These economical, disposable floor pads are ideal for use wherever fluids build up, including in the OR, around scrub sinks and on lab station floors. The super absorbent, disposable floor pads eliminate expensive laundry costs and reduce OR turnover times.

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