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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[Sponsored] Corporate Profile: Ruhof

[Sponsored] Corporate Profile: Ruhof

In 1976, Frank Bass and Bernard Esquenet teamed up to create The Ruhof Corporation. Frank Bass’ initial role in the company was one of sales, marketing and research while Bernard Esquenet was the chemist behind Ruhof’s success. Prior to the launch of Ruhof, Bass...

[Sponsored] Company Showcase: Medline

[Sponsored] Company Showcase: Medline

THE LANDSCAPE OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS Surgical site infections (SSIs) are devastating; they worsen patient outcomes by adding new morbidities and increasing mortality risk, and add significant direct and indirect financial costs to facilities and patients.1 SSIs...

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