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2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo: Boost Quality and Safety in SPD, OR & Beyond

Those who attend the 2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo this October in Columbus, Ohio, will learn from some of the industry’s most renowned and respected experts in the field. Attendees will glean valuable information they can take back to their departments to drive better outcomes for their health care customers and patients who rely on clean, sterile and well-functioning instruments.

3 Questions to Help You Find the Right Anesthesia Machine for Your Facility

Before choosing a new anesthesia system for your practice, make sure you have a firm understanding of the features and specifications that will best suit your unique needs, making it a worthwhile investment for your facility.

Clarifying Scoring in Instrument Handling and Processing

As an infection preventionist (IP) working in the Standards Interpretation Group of the Joint Commission, an important function of my job is to answer infection prevention-related questions from health care organizations.

The Importance of Early Career Certification

In an increasingly demanding hiring market those now entering nursing, or committing to a specialty such as perioperative nursing, will maximize their opportunities with certification.

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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 (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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The OR of the Future

The OR of the Future

Recent advances in medical technology make it easier to envision the OR of the future. Advances in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and robotic assisted surgery devices (RASDs) are all expected to shape the future of surgery.

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