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Northwell Cardiothoracic Programs Recognized for Performance

Four Northwell Health hospitals with cardiothoracic surgery programs – Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) in Manhattan, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and South Shore University Hospital...

APIC Calls on Facilities to Assess Infection Preventionist Workloads, Reprioritize Critical Patient Safety Work

APIC 2022 President Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, releases a statement calling for health care facilities to assess infection preventionist workloads and reprioritize critical patient safety work. “The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and...

Medtronic Inc. Recalls HawkOne Directional Atherectomy System Due to Risk of Tip Damage During Use

Medtronic Inc. is recalling this product due to the risk of the tip of the catheter becoming damaged during use, which may include the catheter tip breaking off or separating. If this occurs, this could lead to serious adverse events such as a tear along the inside...

Orthofix Partners with nView medical

Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus, and nView medical, a Salt Lake City-based company developing surgical imaging and guidance systems enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), have announced a...

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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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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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