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COVID-19 to impact general surgery procedures in U.S. in 2020, says GlobalData

Most of the hernia procedures to be performed in the U.S. will be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis, with the exception of a minority of symptomatic cases, but will start to resume towards the end of the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, according to data and analytics...

3NT Medical Announces FDA Clearance for Colibri Endoscopy System

3NT Medical, a privately held corporation dedicated to developing single-use specialized endoscopes for the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders, has announced the FDA 510(k) clearance for the Colibri Micro ENT Scope, the world's first...

ASCA Supports ASC Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Bill Prentice As I write this message, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are continuing to rise and health care providers, federal and state officials and private citizens across the country are beginning to come to grips with the magnitude of the response needed to...

Challenging Assumptions, Evaluating Routines Can Aid Quality

By Nicholas Schmitz, PMP, LSSBB Across our personal and professional lives, we all fall into many routines; it’s part of how we’re able to perform so many different tasks every day. Have you ever arrived at work (or home), only to realize you don’t even really...

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Spotlight on Danielle Glover, CST

Spotlight on Danielle Glover, CST

After 22 years in the operating room, Danielle Glover can remember the moment she knew she was destined for the surgical suite. At age nine, while flipping through the channels, she saw an open knee surgery on her local public television station.

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Sterile Environment Best Practices

Sterile Environment Best Practices

By Don Sadler Sterilization is one of the most critically important aspects of patient safety today. This underlines the vital role played by sterile processing in today’s health care environment. Kimberly Smith, MS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, the owner of KAS Sterilization...

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Spotlight On Laura Cornelis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Spotlight On Laura Cornelis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

By Matt Skoufalos When Laura Cornelis decided to pursue a career in health care, her life was at a crossroads. Newly divorced with two young children, she balanced parenting, work and her education. Very few of those pulls on her attention relented; all-nighters were...

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Service-Driven Success

Service-Driven Success

One of the challenges ASCs may face in improving customer service is training staff to adopt a customer service mindset and acclimating them to a different approach to patient care and interactions.

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[SPONSORED] Corporate Profile: Cygnus Medical

[SPONSORED] Corporate Profile: Cygnus Medical

Cygnus Medical™ provides innovative medical products and services. A leader in the industry, Cygnus Medical does more than listen to customers. The company develops unique, industry-first solutions to specific problems found in hospitals and health care facilities....

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