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Dilon Technologies Inc. acquires the Dune Medical MarginProbe

Dilon Technologies® Inc., a world class global leader in breast cancer treatment and diagnosis and owner of the Navigator Gamma Probes has acquired substantially all the assets of Dune Medical, including Dune Medical's "MarginProbe". "With the acquisition of the...

FDA’s Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: FDA-ARGOS SARS-CoV-2 Reference Grade Sequence Data Now Available: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA—in collaboration...

Free Masketeers Supports Health Care Heroes

These are extraordinary times. In just over a month, the Coronavirus has paralyzed our woefully unprepared nation and overwhelmed our health care system with a massive influx of COVID-19 patients requiring acute care. Each day, heroic doctors, nurses, and frontline...

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation Donates 350,000 Medical Masks

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation (BNF) will be donating 350,000 masks to California hospital organizations that are treating patients infected with COVID-19. Masks have been procured and paid for by BNF. Hospitals receiving the mask donations include: Cedars-Sinai...

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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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Reducing HAIs and SSIs

Reducing HAIs and SSIs

By Don Sadler Despite the renewed attention that has been focused on the problem of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and surgical site infections (SSIs) in recent years, the number of infections occurring remains alarmingly high. Approximately 300,000 SSIs...

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Looking Inside Endoscope Trends

Looking Inside Endoscope Trends

Flexible endoscopes are some of the most critical pieces of equipment used in operating rooms today. This makes proper endoscope cleaning and processing one of the most important tasks that perioperative nurses must perform.

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