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CenTrak Offers Consulting, Training Services

CenTrak has announced the launch of CenTrak Engage. A new release describes CenTrak Engage as “ new expert-led consulting and training services providing a tailored, multi-tiered assessment and transformation program to health care systems. Through practical guidance,...

Countertop Medication Dispensing Cabinet Announced

As part of a line extension, TouchPoint Medical has released a new countertop model of its F series automated medication dispensing cabinet. Any facility that is short on space or budget will benefit from the countertop model, according to a news release. Medication...

Encompass Group Brings eMax Replacement Surfaces to Acute Care

Encompass Group LLC is bringing its line of eMax Replacement Support Surfaces to the acute care market. “With the overwhelmingly positive reception acute care has given our Airisana Therapeutic Support Surface we’re expanding our product offerings in this important...

Getinge clarifies FDA Medical Device recall communication

Following the FDA communication to healthcare providers on June 2, Getinge reinforces guidance that no devices mentioned in the Field Safety Notice need to be returned. On June 8, 2022, FDA revised their published press release, FDA Medical Device Recalls: Atrium...

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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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Wish List | Nurses Speak Up About Hopes for 2012

Wish List | Nurses Speak Up About Hopes for 2012

While we can’t promise anyone that you’ll ever be “in charge of things” in your work environment, we did think it would be fun to ask our readers a similar question: If you could wave a magic wand and create the perfect operating room environment, what are some of the...

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