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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

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Capitalizing on Disruption

Capitalizing on Disruption

By James X Stobinski A few months back I had the privilege of attending a professional development meeting hosted by Prometric – the testing partner for the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). The meeting featured some fine speakers but the highlight for me...

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Mission Possible

Mission Possible

By Dawn Whiteside Most facilities have their mission, vision and values statements in a poster within the hospital in various locations. I often wonder how many team members really look at these statements. A mission statement explains the organization’s core purpose...

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