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‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

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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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Spotlight On: Lori Wood

Spotlight On: Lori Wood

Among the various responsibilities she’s enjoyed in a 35-year nursing career, Lori Wood has held direct-care, education and management positions. But no matter what assignment she’s undertaken, “My heart is with the critical care patients,” she said.

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[Sponsored] Corporate Profile: MD Technologies

[Sponsored] Corporate Profile: MD Technologies

MD Technologies Inc. started in Arizona in 1989 when Merkle, an engineer, met Endoscopy Technician Kevin Druding. Druding had made a few suction-drain devices (Kevin’s Drain-O-Matic) to clean endoscopes using suction rather than manually irrigating with a syringe. The...

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Let it Flow: Efficient Transitions Elevate Care

Let it Flow: Efficient Transitions Elevate Care

Perioperative services is one of the most interconnected units in a hospital, so inefficient flow of patients through the perioperative area can cause disruptions that ripple throughout the entire organization. In this article, experts share tips on how to streamline the process.

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