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Stryker Launches New Tendon Fixation Device System

Stryker’s Trauma & Extremities division has launched its Citrelock Tendon Fixation Device System. The new system provides surgeons a differentiated design via a tendon thread featuring a resorbable technology, known as Citregen, that has unique chemical and...

ACS Advocacy Efforts for Suicide Awareness Underway

Through its Surgeon Well-Being program, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is working to build awareness about suicide during September, which is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. During September, ACS is releasing several communications for its...

Intermountain Healthcare Postpones Non-Urgent Surgeries and Procedures

Intermountain Healthcare is postponing all non-urgent surgeries and procedures requiring a hospital admission in its trauma and community hospitals, starting September 15, to support ICUs and acute care units and staffing needs.

Encompass Group LLC Awarded Contract with Vizient

Encompass Group LLC has been awarded a contract with Vizient to supply health care apparel uniforms to Vizient members. Effective August 15, 2021, Vizient members can order Encompass Healthcare Apparel directly from Encompass or through their authorized distributor,...

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Service-Driven Success

Service-Driven Success

One of the challenges ASCs may face in improving customer service is training staff to adopt a customer service mindset and acclimating them to a different approach to patient care and interactions.

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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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