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Quality improvement initiative certifies surgical residents as bilingual speakers

Communication between patients and health care professionals is essential to the safe and effective delivery of health care. More than 60 million residents of the United States speak a language other than English at home, with approximately 22% self-identifying as...

Lumendi Reports First Incisionless Appendectomy

Connecticut-based medical device innovator Lumendi LLC (www.lumendi.com) reports the first endoscopic appendectomy using its DiLumen Endolumenal Interventional Platform (EIP). A patient underwent the purely endoscopic endolumenal appendectomy to remove a lesion...

The Joint Commission: Some survey and review activities resume

The Joint Commission will resume some survey and review activities in June, according to its weekly newsletter Joint Commission Online. “The Joint Commission is committed to working closely with organizations, with safety being the first and foremost priority. As we...

Osso VR Delivers Exactness to Improve Global Surgical Outcomes

Osso VR, a validated virtual reality (VR) surgical training platform, is rolling out a new training experience in VR with an exceptional level of visual exactness surrounding every aspect, from anatomical detail to the OR environment. This novel immersive experience...

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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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Spotlight On: Tom Catena

Spotlight On: Tom Catena

Tom Catena has dedicated the last 20 years of his life working as a medical missionary in Africa. Nine of them he spent amid almost ceaseless civil conflict in war-torn Sudan, and for almost all 20, he’s lacked the resources and infrastructure that most Western...

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