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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

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[Sponsored] Company Showcase: Medline

[Sponsored] Company Showcase: Medline

ReadyPrep CHG® 2% Pre-Saturated Cloth for Preoperative Skin Preparation SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS: MULTIPLE PATHOGENS AND ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE Surgical site infections (SSIs) increase a patient’s risk of other morbidities and mortality, while increasing healthcare...

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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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Spotlight On Jill Conklin, RN, BSN

Spotlight On Jill Conklin, RN, BSN

Nursing is a career of tremendous diversity, both in terms of the specializations it offers and the people who choose them. For Jill Conklin of Pennsauken, New Jersey, it wasn’t her occupation, but it has become the one most resonant with her life experience.

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[Sponsored] Corporate Profile: The New ACT-Paragon

[Sponsored] Corporate Profile: The New ACT-Paragon

With the purchase of the assets of Paragon Service in December 2018, another dynamic has been added to the ACT family. Along with an additional 70-plus hospitals and surgery centers, ACT-Paragon now provides a full Medical Equipment Management Plan (MEMP), Alternative Equipment Programs (AEP), life cycle planning, ASC consultations and the same service and support that its partners have come to admire and trust.

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