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American College of Surgeons Recognizes ChristianaCare for ‘Meritorious’ Surgical Outcomes for 9th Consecutive Year

ChristianaCare has been honored as one of only 89 institutions out of 722 by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress for achieving “meritorious” outcomes in surgical patient care.

Aspen Surgical Acquires Protek Medical Products

Aspen Surgical Products Inc. has announced its acquisition of Protek Medical Products Inc. Based in Coralville, Iowa, Protek is a global manufacturer of single-use ultrasonic probe covers and needle guides used in tissue biopsies, fluid aspiration and vascular access...

Exactech Sharpens Focus on Technology with Active Intelligence

Exactech, a developer and producer of innovative implants, instrumentation and smart technologies for joint replacement surgery, has announced the launch of its Active Intelligence® platform of technologies that spans the entire journey of patient care.

New BioPledge Bleach And Alcohol-Free Daily Disinfectant Approved By EPA For Use Against COVID-19 Virus

BioPledge LLC announced today the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of BioPledge® Antimicrobial POWER™ healthcare disinfectant for kill claims against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, on hard non-porous surfaces. The new multi-purpose disinfectant and cleaner has been added to the EPA’s List N under EPA Reg No. 91691-1.

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How ORs and ASCs are Reopening

How ORs and ASCs are Reopening

As COVID-19 restrictions have loosened in most parts of the country, elective and non-essential surgeries have been allowed to resume at many hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). While this is obviously good news for patients and health care facilities, the reopening process has been fraught with challenges.

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Reducing Medical Errors

Reducing Medical Errors

In a perfect world, medical errors would not occur and no one would ever die as a result of them. Unfortunately, the world we live in is far from perfect. According to a study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine that was published in 2016, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for up to 250,000 deaths each year.

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Understaffing and Infections

Understaffing and Infections

A substantial body of research over the years has pointed to invasive devices and clinical practice as primary causes of these HAIs. However, some studies indicate another contributing factor to HAIs that can’t be overlooked: nurse understaffing and burnout.

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) isn’t new – it was first developed in the 1980s. But it’s becoming more common in clinical practice today as the body of evidence supporting its use in the promotion of wound healing grows.

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