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Abstracts Invited for ASTM International Virtual Workshop on Fast-Tracking PPE Standards Development

Abstracts for presentation are invited for the ASTM International virtual workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sept. 9-10, 2020. ASTM International’s committees on...

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UAB). A type of nylon, the material’s shape memory properties enable it to be stretched and moulded but...

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Nurse Supports COVID-19 Response in NYC

Nurse Supports COVID-19 Response in NYC

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Bigley The Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) arrived in New York City on March 30 supporting state and local health officials in response to the nation’s COVID-19 outbreak. The purpose of the...

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2 Philips AEDs Receive FDA Premarket Approval

2 Philips AEDs Receive FDA Premarket Approval

Royal Philips has announced that the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval (PMA) for the company’s HeartStart FR3 (Model 861388 and Model 861389) and HeartStart FRx (Model...

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AAAHC Ramps Up Survey Operations

AAAHC Ramps Up Survey Operations

Surveyors Will Observe Additional Safety Measures, Include New Emergency Preparedness and Infection Prevention Worksheet The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is resuming onsite surveys after temporarily pausing activities during the height...

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