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PBS Documentary Features Pioneering Generation of Women Doctors

Becoming a doctor during the 19th century was difficult for anyone to accomplish. For women, the feat was nearly impossible. Now, that rare accomplishment will be featured in a new documentary from Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in...

Abstracts Invited for ASTM International Virtual Workshop on Fast-Tracking PPE Standards Development

Abstracts for presentation are invited for the ASTM International virtual workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sept. 9-10, 2020. ASTM International’s committees on...

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

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Patient Positioning

Patient Positioning

By Lanier Norville Surgical patient positioning devices provide benefits to both the surgical staff and the patient: They help position the patient for optimal access to the surgical site, IV hookups and other machines, and they maintain proper posture to reduce...

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Product Showroom

Product Showroom

Deroyal Bariatric Foam Positioners Kit DeRoyal foam surgical positioners help prevent tissue distress to protect patients during surgery. Surgical foam provides support and relief of pressure points better than rolled sheets and blankets, which are sometimes used to...

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Warming Systems

Warming Systems

Medline PerfecTemp PerfecTemp is an O.R. table pad that incorporates both pressure-reducing high-tech material to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers and a warming system to combat hypothermia. PerfecTemp is the only warming system available that monitors the...

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Patient Positioning

Temperature Management

Perioperative hypothermia puts patients at risk for surgical site infections, which can lead to complications, cause lon- ger hospital stays and increase patients’ risk for mortality. Because anesthetized patients cannot regulate their own body temperature, all...

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Product Showroom: Surgical Lasers

Product Showroom: Surgical Lasers

OmniGuide Intelliguide OmniGuide, based in Cambridge, Mass., has taken proprietary technology invented at MIT and originally published in Science and Nature magazines to develop a novel medical laser system for microsurgical applications. The device delivers the...

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