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FDA Updates Information on Respirator Decontamination Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reissuing the Emergency Use Authorizations for decontamination systems that are authorized to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators for use by healthcare personnel (HCP) to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological...

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

CairnSurgical, Inc., an innovator striving to make breast cancer surgery more precise, announced that the first patient has been treated in its U.S. pivotal trial of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) System at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rush Oak Park Hospital Adopts Surgical Workflow Technology, ExplORer Surgical, Increasing Team Confidence and Reducing OR Challenges

ExplORer Surgical, the only comprehensive intraoperative case support and workflow platform, has reinvented the way surgical support teams prepare and complete effective surgeries with two-way video for case support and remote proctoring to create a digitized playbook.

AORN Releases 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has published the 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice with six revised guidelines.

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Nursing Education is Changing

By James X. Stobinski I recently read a short online article by Jon Marcus (2020) which was posted on the Wired magazine website. His article on microcredentials is one example of how education may be changing because of the pandemic. I would like to introduce some...

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Stand by for Heavy Seas

By James X. Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM(E) I recently read an exceptional editorial written by Judy Mathias (2020) about leadership. The editorial was largely a recounting of remarks made by James Mattis in a recent webinar. Although some of you will recognize the...

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Recruitment and Retention in the Surgical Suite

The Concept of Modular Credentials

By James X. Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM (E) Recently, during the question and answer period following a presentation, I was asked how the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) is evolving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The context for this question...

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