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Research: Medical Instrument Processing Personnel May Be Exposed to Tissue, Blood and Patient Fluids Despite PPE

“This pilot documented substantial splashing and droplet dispersal during manual cleaning of medical instruments, and personnel got wet even though they were wearing all the recommended PPE,”

New Scrubs Made of Bacteria-Killing Textile

Livinguard, a Swiss-based leader in self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has launched an apparel line of permanent self-disinfecting scrubs, underscrubs and lab coats utilizing its EPA-registered bacteria-killing textile. Livinguard scrubs, that continuously...

Finnish Startup Surgify Shares New Bone Cutting Technology

Finnish startup Surgify – that recently launched an all-new and innovative surgical technology that allows surgeons to perform surgical operations on bones faster and safer – has seen its first use cases on patients, according to a news release. The first surgeries...

The Four Assumptions of Nursing Competency

Certificates have long been used to signify accomplishments such as earning a credential like CNOR or CNAMB. But significant changes in documentation and verification processes are on the horizon.

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Changing Lives in Honduras

Changing Lives in Honduras

By William Prentice, ASCA Chief Executive Officer Late last year, I introduced readers of this column to the Holy Family Surgery Center – an ASC one hour north of Honduras’s capital city, Tegucigalpa. Inside that facility, Hondurans who are unable to afford the...

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ASCs Embrace Nation’s Renewed Focus on Healthcare Quality

This Summer, Invest in Yourself and Your ASC

By William Prentice, ASCA Chief Executive Officer Summer is fast approaching, and for many of us that means making time to relax and recharge. For some, that translates into vacation travel; for others, time at home focused on the things we never find time to do the...

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