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American Academy of Nursing Places a Focus on Wellness During the 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Celebrating 2020 by Highlighting the Interconnectedness of Nurse Well-Being and Patient Care Washington, DC (February 13, 2020)—As nations around the world celebrate 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, designated by the World Health...

Advanced Sterilization Products on Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus from Contaminated Medical Devices

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) released today an interview with experts Ryan Lewis, M.D., Senior Director of Medical Affairs and Medical Safety, and Jeremy Yarwood, Vice President of Research and Development. On January 30, 2020...

GE Healthcare Recalls Carestation 600 Series Anesthesia Systems

GE Healthcare is recalling the Carestation 620/650/650c A1 anesthesia systems because there is a potential for a loose cable connection inside the system which may cause the mechanical ventilation to stop working. If this occurs, the system will emit a high priority...

BD Issues Recall of Alaris System Software

On February 4, 2020, BD posted an Alaris™ System Recall Notification on its website. “BD is committed to providing safe and secure products to our customers given their important benefits to patient health. BD is issuing a voluntary recall to address specific software...

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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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High Demand

High Demand

Hospitals and health care organizations are facing employment challenges of their own – especially when it comes to hiring and retaining qualified perioperative nurses.

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