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Getinge Announces Medical Device Recall

Getinge has announced a global medical device recall related to specific Sevoflurane vaporizers for Flow Family Anesthesia systems. To date, no patient or operator adverse events have been reported. Getinge has reported to relevant authorities according to applicable...

Research: Medical Instrument Processing Personnel May Be Exposed to Tissue, Blood and Patient Fluids Despite PPE

“This pilot documented substantial splashing and droplet dispersal during manual cleaning of medical instruments, and personnel got wet even though they were wearing all the recommended PPE,”

New Scrubs Made of Bacteria-Killing Textile

Livinguard, a Swiss-based leader in self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has launched an apparel line of permanent self-disinfecting scrubs, underscrubs and lab coats utilizing its EPA-registered bacteria-killing textile. Livinguard scrubs, that continuously...

Finnish Startup Surgify Shares New Bone Cutting Technology

Finnish startup Surgify – that recently launched an all-new and innovative surgical technology that allows surgeons to perform surgical operations on bones faster and safer – has seen its first use cases on patients, according to a news release. The first surgeries...

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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

By Don Sadler Sometimes it can be easy to grow numb to the wave of disasters that seems to occur in our world on a regular basis. These include natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes as well as terrorist attacks, mass shootings and violent...

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Shining a Light on Disinfection

Shining a Light on Disinfection

Despite progress in recent years in the area of infection prevention, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) still claim the lives of thousands of patients each year. An estimated one in every 25 hospitalized patients has at least one HAI on any given day, according to...

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Advanced Surgical Technology

Advanced Surgical Technology

Advancing technology has become a fact of life in virtually every area of society. New technologies – from Amazon and eBay to Uber and Netflix – affect the way we shop, travel and entertain ourselves. The perioperative environment isn’t immune to technological...

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