JointMedica’s Polymotion Hip Resurfacing System Granted Breakthrough Device Designation

Exactech has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a Breakthrough Device Designation for JointMedica’s Polymotion Hip Resurfacing System. Exactech, a minority shareholder of JointMedica Limited, is collaborating with the United...

Paragon 28 Expands Soft Tissue Portfolio

Paragon 28 Inc., a medical device company exclusively focused on the foot and ankle orthopedic market, has announced an expansion of its soft-tissue portfolio with the launch of its Grappler Suture Anchor System. The Grappler Suture Anchor System provides surgeons an...

National Medical Billing Services Acquires Medi-Corp Inc.

National Medical Billing Services, a health care revenue cycle management (RCM) company serving the surgical market, has acquired Medi-Corp Inc., a nationwide RCM services provider specializing in anesthesia, ASCs and pain management. “This partnership will further...

Ga. Governor Signs Surgical Smoke Legislation

Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp recently signed several bills designed to benefit health care providers and patients in Georgia. The new laws will also strengthen the state's health care system, according to a news release. One piece of legislation signed into law by...

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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.

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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