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Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Olympus Supports Safety Actions Regarding Surgical Smoke

Olympus has announced its support of The Joint Commission’s recommended safety actions for managing the hazards of exposure to surgical smoke for health care staff in operating rooms.

Exofin Fusion Redesign Receives FDA Approval

Chemence Medical, a leader in medical cyanoacrylate devices and products, announced the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval of the company’s redesigned exofin fusion skin closure system.

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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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Hand Hygiene: Know the Facts

Hand Hygiene: Know the Facts

When the latest coronavirus threat, or COVID-19, first emerged in January, the number one recommendation for protecting oneself from the virus and preventing its spread was to wash hands frequently and thoroughly. Similarly, the best way to prevent healthcare...

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