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FDA Continues Efforts to Support Innovation in Medical Device Sterilization

The following statement is attributed to Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health The sterilization of medical devices is a vital process for helping to prevent serious infections. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Surfacide Earns High Marks in KLAS Research Report

In a newly released report from KLAS Research, a health care research firm, Surfacide UV Technology has received all “A” ratings for its Helios UV-C System. The report’s performance insights include product satisfaction, customer support, value, loyalty, culture and...

Wolters Kluwer Supports Floating Hospital

Wolters Kluwer, Health has donated three market-leading clinical decision support (CDS) tools including UpToDate, Lexicomp and Lippincott Procedures to Mercy Ships, a global humanitarian organization that operates two floating hospitals serving underprivileged...

Miniaturized Robotic-Assisted Surgery Device Headed into Space

Virtual Incision Corporation, a medical device company working on a miniaturized robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) platform, has announced that its MIRA Platform will test its skills in space on a 2024 technology demonstration mission aboard the International Space...

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Compliance Responsibilities

Compliance Responsibilities

Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) must comply with myriad rules, regulations and laws from an alphabet soup of regulatory entities. These include CMS, OSHA, HHS, the CDC and HIPPA, to name just a few.

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Spotlight On: Justin Fontenot

Spotlight On: Justin Fontenot

In the 21 years he’s given to the nursing profession, Justin Fontenot, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, knows that the patients with whom he’s interacted have changed his life. The intimate connections the profession has afforded him to the people in his care, and the ways in which that work affirms their mutual humanity, have underscored his desire to leave the profession a more inclusive field than when he entered it.

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Spotlight On: Marisa Streelman

Spotlight On: Marisa Streelman

Marisa Streelman had considered a career in medicine long before a health careers program at her Flint, Michigan high school offered her the opportunity to preview a handful of hospital jobs prior to college. Although Streelman initially had planned to become a physician, after having been exposed to the work of nursing teams at the hospital, she noticed how much more patient interaction nurses experienced than physicians did — and that was the work with which she felt most connected. It was then that Streelman realized she’d be better off studying nursing.

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Nursing Shortage

Nursing Shortage

The U.S. health care system is facing an acute nursing shortage that was only made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. This shortage is affecting every aspect of health care delivery, including perioperative services.

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