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ETHICON LAUNCHES VISTASEAL FIBRIN SEALANT

Many patients today are entering the operating room with multiple factors that can cause disruptive bleeding during surgery, which can be challenging to manage and potentially dangerous. To help address this, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies* announced...

Going digital: Using real data to prevent infection

By Dustin Rahlf, Director of Healthcare Digital Solutions at Ecolab While AI & robot enabled surgeries are capturing headlines, real-time digital dashboards and predictive analytics may be the overshadowed sidekick that enables a safer operating room (OR). It is...

AORN Updates Guideline on Sterilization Packaging

By Susan Klacik The primary objective of sterilization packaging is to maintain the sterile integrity of the packaged contents until they are used. Many factors influence this outcome and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses’ (AORN’s) newly updated...

ASCs Embrace Nation’s Renewed Focus on Healthcare Quality

By Bill Prentice As the Democratic presidential candidates continue to define their plans for delivering affordable, accessible healthcare and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle continue to explore ways to cut the cost of that care without sacrificing...

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[Sponsored] Corporate Profile: MD Technologies

[Sponsored] Corporate Profile: MD Technologies

MD Technologies Inc. started in Arizona in 1989 when Merkle, an engineer, met Endoscopy Technician Kevin Druding. Druding had made a few suction-drain devices (Kevin’s Drain-O-Matic) to clean endoscopes using suction rather than manually irrigating with a syringe. The...

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Let it Flow: Efficient Transitions Elevate Care

Let it Flow: Efficient Transitions Elevate Care

Perioperative services is one of the most interconnected units in a hospital, so inefficient flow of patients through the perioperative area can cause disruptions that ripple throughout the entire organization. In this article, experts share tips on how to streamline the process.

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Power of Teamwork

Power of Teamwork

Teamwork within a health care facility is key to achieving the goal of delivering exceptional patient care and achieving high levels of patient satisfaction.

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Spotlight on Danielle Glover, CST

Spotlight on Danielle Glover, CST

After 22 years in the operating room, Danielle Glover can remember the moment she knew she was destined for the surgical suite. At age nine, while flipping through the channels, she saw an open knee surgery on her local public television station.

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