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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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Patient Positioning Market Growth Predicted

Patient Positioning Market Growth Predicted

The global patient positioning devices market is anticipated to grow at a healthy rate, according to a MarketWatch report. The patient’s position can have a big impact on the outcome of surgery. Minor changes in positioning can have negative consequences, such as blood pressure drops or spikes, breathing issues, and cardiac problems.

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Pandemic Powers UV Disinfection Market

Pandemic Powers UV Disinfection Market

A growing need for these products to disinfectant air, water and surfaces in hospital and medical centers, retail and shopping complexes, corporate offices, public transit, and to mitigate the risk of  COVID-19 is anticipated to augment the growth of the market over the forecast period, FMI adds. 

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Xenex LightStrike

Xenex LightStrike

Reduce bacterial load in the OR between surgical procedures. A recent study showed that 2 minutes of disinfection with a LightStrike pulsed xenon UV robot led to a 72.5% decrease in bacterial load in the OR. Validated by over 45 published, peer-reviewed studies,...

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