Stryker Launches New Tendon Fixation Device System

Stryker’s Trauma & Extremities division has launched its Citrelock Tendon Fixation Device System. The new system provides surgeons a differentiated design via a tendon thread featuring a resorbable technology, known as Citregen, that has unique chemical and...

ACS Advocacy Efforts for Suicide Awareness Underway

Through its Surgeon Well-Being program, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is working to build awareness about suicide during September, which is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. During September, ACS is releasing several communications for its...

Intermountain Healthcare Postpones Non-Urgent Surgeries and Procedures

Intermountain Healthcare is postponing all non-urgent surgeries and procedures requiring a hospital admission in its trauma and community hospitals, starting September 15, to support ICUs and acute care units and staffing needs.

Encompass Group LLC Awarded Contract with Vizient

Encompass Group LLC has been awarded a contract with Vizient to supply health care apparel uniforms to Vizient members. Effective August 15, 2021, Vizient members can order Encompass Healthcare Apparel directly from Encompass or through their authorized distributor,...

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Times Have Certainly Changed

Times Have Certainly Changed

by Coleen de Leon, RNFA, BSN, MBA Back in the 70s, when I received notification I had passed my State Board exam, I was ecstatic! As the reality of my accomplishment sank in, I realized, I’m a nurse. I’m really a nurse! I was now considered one of the “elite” team of...

Time Out: The Music is Too Loud!

Time Out: The Music is Too Loud!

A Former Navy Pilot Explains the Theory Behind the Time Out Checklist by KC O’Connor, President, Universal Safety Solution   I was standing alongside one of the observing nurses in the OR and witnessed the flawless execution of our newly created Time Out Check...

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