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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By meeting the challenges of visibility in laparoscopic surgery, we improve performance, cut time and frustration, and unburden camera operators. By Matthew Brunson Martin, MD, FACS Visibility is essential to all surgery, which is why we put so much effort into...

Financial Impact of ERAS Program

Financial Impact of ERAS Program

By Philip Corvo, MD, MA, FACS, and Wesley Knauft, MD Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a paradigm shift in perioperative care, designed to minimize the effects of surgical stress and safely facilitate early discharge. This multidisciplinary approach to...