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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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Medline Acquires Professional Hospital Supply

Medline Acquires Professional Hospital Supply

Medline Industries Inc. has announced that it has acquired Professional Hospital Supply and all related facilities to complement its highly successful and fast-growing business. PHS is a privately held distributor of medical and surgical supplies, including sterile...

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OR Processing’s ‘B-17 Phase’

OR Processing’s ‘B-17 Phase’

Using Checklists to Ensure a 24/7 Safer Operating Room Environment by J. Darrel Hicks, BA, REH, CHESP The original checklists used by pilots and co-pilots were developed to make sure that everything was done, and that nothing was overlooked or forgotten – to eliminate...

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Ecolab Launches Nexa Hand Hygiene Platform

Ecolab Launches Nexa Hand Hygiene Platform

Ecolab introduces Nexa, a new hand hygiene dispensing platform that makes it easier to promote good hand-washing practices and reduce the spread of infectious diseases in healthcare facilities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated...

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Seps Kit Aims to Prevent Surgical Errors

Seps Kit Aims to Prevent Surgical Errors

The mission of the Surgical Error Prevention System (SEPS) is to prevent wrong-side, wrong-site and wrong-patient surgical errors through the integration of standardized practices and innovative technology, along with visual and hands-on tools. SEPS values patient...

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