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Pryme Push-to-Talk Button Assists Surgical Teams

In the United States, there are a variety of anesthesia delivery service models in healthcare. The anesthesia care team (ACT) approach pairs physician anesthesiologists (MD) with certified anesthesiologist assistants (CAA) and/or certified registered nurse...

ECRI Names Cybersecurity Attacks the Top Health Technology Hazard for 2022

This year’s Top 10 report cautions healthcare leaders about safety concerns with IT-related security challenges, COVID-19 supply chain shortages, telehealth, medication safety, and other device risks.

Healthmark Industries Offers New Brush Rack

Healthmark Industries has introduced the Brush Rack to its ProSys Instrument Care product line, manufactured from stainless steel, the 16W x 35L inch Brush Rack is designed with 12 threaded angled pegs to hang a facilities brushes out to dry, while allowing, after...

Lazurite Submits FDA 510(k) for ArthroFree Wireless Camera System

Medical device and technology company Lazurite Holdings LLC has submitted a 510(k) premarket notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ArthroFree wireless camera system for minimally invasive surgery, and that the submission has been accepted...

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Timeouts and Handoffs

Timeouts and Handoffs

When most people hear the terms “time out” and “handoff,” they think of football. In OR parlance, a time out is a pause that’s performed prior to the initiation of an operative or invasive procedure. A handoff is the transfer of a patient’s care from one practitioner to another.

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Spotlight On: Darlene Murdock

Spotlight On: Darlene Murdock

Growing up the youngest of three sisters in Laurel, Mississippi, Darlene Murdock remembers well the values her mother instilled in her from childhood: always do your best, don’t worry about what other people say about you, and work hard.

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Spotlight On: Kristy A. Wheeler, MSN, RN, CNOR, Senior Clinical Nurse II, Acute Care Emergency Surgery Service Line Coordinator, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Baltimore

Spotlight On: Kristy A. Wheeler, MSN, RN, CNOR, Senior Clinical Nurse II, Acute Care Emergency Surgery Service Line Coordinator, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Baltimore

As a teenager, Kristy Wheeler grew up watching “ER,” the 15-season NBC medical drama that followed the lives of emergency room staff at a fictional Chicago hospital. The show resonated with her so much so that Wheeler decided to pursue a career as a surgical technologist.

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