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Pryme Push-to-Talk Button Assists Surgical Teams

In the United States, there are a variety of anesthesia delivery service models in healthcare. The anesthesia care team (ACT) approach pairs physician anesthesiologists (MD) with certified anesthesiologist assistants (CAA) and/or certified registered nurse...

ECRI Names Cybersecurity Attacks the Top Health Technology Hazard for 2022

This year’s Top 10 report cautions healthcare leaders about safety concerns with IT-related security challenges, COVID-19 supply chain shortages, telehealth, medication safety, and other device risks.

Healthmark Industries Offers New Brush Rack

Healthmark Industries has introduced the Brush Rack to its ProSys Instrument Care product line, manufactured from stainless steel, the 16W x 35L inch Brush Rack is designed with 12 threaded angled pegs to hang a facilities brushes out to dry, while allowing, after...

Lazurite Submits FDA 510(k) for ArthroFree Wireless Camera System

Medical device and technology company Lazurite Holdings LLC has submitted a 510(k) premarket notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ArthroFree wireless camera system for minimally invasive surgery, and that the submission has been accepted...

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Cover Story: A Leading Role

Cover Story: A Leading Role

How the surgical tech plays an instrumental part of the OR team By Don Sadler There are few environments where teamwork is more important than in the operating room. Each individual on the OR team has specific skills and clearly defined individual roles. This includes...

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Instrument care and handling

Instrument care and handling

 By Don Sadler Communication is key to extending instrument life and promoting patient safety Of all the different kinds of medical instruments found in a hospital setting, surgical instruments are among the most sensitive and delicate. To prevent damage to the...

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Men in Nursing

Men in Nursing

As the numbers grow, will stereotypes diminish? By Don Sadler Despite all the societal advances that have been made with regard to gender equality, most people today still think of nursing as a female profession. The statistics clearly explain why. While the...

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Infection Prevention: Reducing the Hazards of HAIs

Infection Prevention: Reducing the Hazards of HAIs

The latest on reducing HAIs in the operating room By Don Sadler We know how to protect patients from these events—they can and must be prevented.” –Dr. Michael Bell Despite all of the wonderful medical advances that have been made in recent decades, thousands of...

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New Technologies help prevent RSIs

New Technologies help prevent RSIs

The risk posed by retained surgical items (or RSIs) has been present since the modern era of surgery first began. Although the frequency of RSI incidences is declining, an estimated one in every 1,500 intra-abdominal surgeries in the U.S. today results in a sponge...

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