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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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Spotlight on Brenda Muchelli, RN, BSN

Spotlight on Brenda Muchelli, RN, BSN

By Matt Skoufalos Brenda Muchelli calls herself “a second-degree nurse.” Like many in the field, medicine wasn’t her first vocational choice – at least, not human medicine. Muchelli’s first degree was in zoology, and her first assignment was at the nonprofit Cape May...

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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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