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Lazurite a Reseller of LG Surgical Monitors

Medical device and technology company Lazurite Holdings LLC announced that it is working with LG Electronics USA as a reseller of LG’s high-performance surgical display monitors. “We’re delighted to announce that we are working with LG Electronics USA as a reseller of...

Lazurite, Minnetronix Medical Make New Wireless Surgical Camera a Reality

Lazurite and Minnetronix Medical have announced that the ArthroFree Wireless Surgical Camera System has achieved its final major milestone on the way to market: its first successful human use and the completion of its transfer to manufacturing. ArthroFree is the first...

Henry Schein Medical Helps Amplify Value of ASCs

Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein Inc., is helping to amplify the value ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) bring to patients, providers and the health care ecosystem overall. The company recently featured key learnings and viewpoints from...

Encompass Presents New Patient Warming Blanket

Encompass Group LLC is showcasing Nova – the patented next generation patient warming blanket at The Georgia Council of perioperative Registered Nurses conference. “Years of research and development have led us to this innovative patient warming system,” says Michelle...

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The Importance of Diversity

The Importance of Diversity

Despite recent progress in equity hiring, representation of Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) nurses still lags in the health care industry. This is especially true in the operating room.

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Spotlight On: Dr. David Spiegel

Spotlight On: Dr. David Spiegel

Growing up in a household where both parents were psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, David Spiegel joked that his upbringing prepared him to become “whatever kind of psychiatrist I wanted to be.” After he saw the results his father demonstrated through learning and practicing hypnosis with his patients, Spiegel found his own interest in the technique piquing as well.

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Is That Instrument Safe To Use On A Patient?

Is That Instrument Safe To Use On A Patient?

In addition to instruments in disrepair making their way to the sterile field, Joint Commission surveyors have unfortunately noted with increasing frequency, the reprocessing of single-use devices (SUDs) – items labeled by their manufacturer as “single use” or disposable. These devices often consist of lower-quality material and as a result, develop pitting and oxidation which indicates possible hazard to a surveyor. Reprocessors are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are subject to all regulatory requirements currently applicable to the original device manufacturer, including premarket submission requirements. If a health care organization reprocesses a single-use device, it is dangerously allowing itself to become a manufacturer of a medical device – and thus assumes all of the manufacturer’s liability, should that device fail. In addition, it takes on the liability of possible FDA rule violation. Single-use instruments must be removed from trays and discarded or sent to an FDA-approved reprocessor of SUDs.

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Spotlight On: Dianna Copley

Spotlight On: Dianna Copley

Dianna Copley’s nursing career has been one of continuous education, marked by an interest in caring for others, a wealth of positive mentors and a desire to remain close to her Ohio roots.  Copley pursued a career in nursing directly out of high school, enrolling in...

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Huddle Up!

Huddle Up!

Yoder believes that the key to successful huddling is making sure that there’s value for everyone involved. “If the staff doesn’t think huddling is valuable, they won’t attend,” she says. “Or even worse, they’ll make it a negative experience for everyone else.” 

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