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Lazurite a Reseller of LG Surgical Monitors

Medical device and technology company Lazurite Holdings LLC announced that it is working with LG Electronics USA as a reseller of LG’s high-performance surgical display monitors. “We’re delighted to announce that we are working with LG Electronics USA as a reseller of...

Lazurite, Minnetronix Medical Make New Wireless Surgical Camera a Reality

Lazurite and Minnetronix Medical have announced that the ArthroFree Wireless Surgical Camera System has achieved its final major milestone on the way to market: its first successful human use and the completion of its transfer to manufacturing. ArthroFree is the first...

Henry Schein Medical Helps Amplify Value of ASCs

Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein Inc., is helping to amplify the value ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) bring to patients, providers and the health care ecosystem overall. The company recently featured key learnings and viewpoints from...

Encompass Presents New Patient Warming Blanket

Encompass Group LLC is showcasing Nova – the patented next generation patient warming blanket at The Georgia Council of perioperative Registered Nurses conference. “Years of research and development have led us to this innovative patient warming system,” says Michelle...

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The Potential of Portfolios

The Potential of Portfolios

The Seacrest Company, a leading consultant to certification boards, recently stated that, “Today’s workforce requires varied options to demonstrate expertise and attainment of job-related skills.” (2022). 

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The Potential of Portfolios

The Benefits of a Repository

Nursing faces a significant challenge in the dissemination of new nursing knowledge. We have record numbers of nurses engaged in doctoral studies, but the vital findings from this research – essential new knowledge – does not consistently make its way to the point of care. Life events do happen and many dissertations are never widely disseminated. In 2012, I completed the required forms, paid my fees and placed my dissertation in the ProQuest database. With some work you can find my dissertation. Some researchers have figured this out as my work has been cited in seven other papers. I would venture that few perioperative nurses routinely search databases for new evidence. 

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Use of Competency Assessment Instruments in Credentialing

Use of Competency Assessment Instruments in Credentialing

Valid competency assessment instruments have the potential to enhance professional development by identifying areas for improvement. Instruments do exist for the assessment of general nursing competency; the Nurse Competence Scale (NCS) developed by Meretoja being one salient example (2004). The NCS has been used with perioperative nurses but is not specific to the specialty. 

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The Potential of Portfolios

The Career Development of Credentialing Professionals

Often in these columns I provide updates on the credentialing work done by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) and our certifications. This month, I would like to share information about credentialing, but I will not be speaking to certifications held by perioperative nurses nor about new programs being developed by CCI. 

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