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FDA clears first fully disposable duodenoscope, eliminating the potential for infections caused by ineffective reprocessing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared for marketing in the U.S. the first fully disposable duodenoscope. The EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope is intended to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct...

Webinar Addresses ‘Hot Topic’

The recent OR Today webinar “Human Factors and Quality Testing for Device Reprocessing” was sponsored by Healthmark and eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The 60-minute webinar featured Jahan...

Nihon Kohden Introduces First Subscription-Based Pricing for Patient Monitoring, Neurology Products

Nihon Kohden, a U.S. market leader in precision medical products and services, has launched subscription-based pricing models for its patient monitoring and neurology products, the first in the industry to take such a step. The pricing models help align costs with...

Nihon Kohden Launches Life Scope SVM-7200 Series

Nihon Kohden has announced the launch of its Life Scope SVM-7200 Series vital signs monitor, a monitor designed for outpatient facilities and beds that traditionally are not continuously monitored. The monitor allows health care practitioners to quickly and easily...

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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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Sterile Environment Best Practices

Sterile Environment Best Practices

By Don Sadler Sterilization is one of the most critically important aspects of patient safety today. This underlines the vital role played by sterile processing in today’s health care environment. Kimberly Smith, MS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, the owner of KAS Sterilization...

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Service-Driven Success

Service-Driven Success

One of the challenges ASCs may face in improving customer service is training staff to adopt a customer service mindset and acclimating them to a different approach to patient care and interactions.

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Positioning Patients Safely

Positioning Patients Safely

The statistics with regard to safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) are not encouraging. Let’s start with the fact that more than half (51 percent) of nurses say they have experienced musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) pain at work from handling patients, according to...

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