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Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Olympus Supports Safety Actions Regarding Surgical Smoke

Olympus has announced its support of The Joint Commission’s recommended safety actions for managing the hazards of exposure to surgical smoke for health care staff in operating rooms.

Exofin Fusion Redesign Receives FDA Approval

Chemence Medical, a leader in medical cyanoacrylate devices and products, announced the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval of the company’s redesigned exofin fusion skin closure system.

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Nursing Education is Changing

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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Nursing Education is Changing

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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Nursing Education is Changing

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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Nursing Education is Changing

An Update from CCI

By James X. Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM (E) I wrote this column last month as we were just beginning to realize the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American health care system continues to wrestle with unprecedented demand for critical care resources in...

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