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Research: Medical Instrument Processing Personnel May Be Exposed to Tissue, Blood and Patient Fluids Despite PPE

“This pilot documented substantial splashing and droplet dispersal during manual cleaning of medical instruments, and personnel got wet even though they were wearing all the recommended PPE,”

New Scrubs Made of Bacteria-Killing Textile

Livinguard, a Swiss-based leader in self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has launched an apparel line of permanent self-disinfecting scrubs, underscrubs and lab coats utilizing its EPA-registered bacteria-killing textile. Livinguard scrubs, that continuously...

Finnish Startup Surgify Shares New Bone Cutting Technology

Finnish startup Surgify – that recently launched an all-new and innovative surgical technology that allows surgeons to perform surgical operations on bones faster and safer – has seen its first use cases on patients, according to a news release. The first surgeries...

The Four Assumptions of Nursing Competency

Certificates have long been used to signify accomplishments such as earning a credential like CNOR or CNAMB. But significant changes in documentation and verification processes are on the horizon.

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OR Wish List

What items are on your OR or ASC wish list this year? We decided to ask a number of different perioperative professionals this question. Following is a summary of their responses.

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Timeouts and Handoffs

Timeouts and Handoffs

When most people hear the terms “time out” and “handoff,” they think of football. In OR parlance, a time out is a pause that’s performed prior to the initiation of an operative or invasive procedure. A handoff is the transfer of a patient’s care from one practitioner to another.

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Staying Current With AAMI ST79

Staying Current With AAMI ST79

The steam sterilization working group has collected feedback from users about the 2017 ANSI/AAMI ST79 update and spent two years researching and developing amendments. The result is the ANSI/AAMI ST79:2017’s 2020 amendments.

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