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FDA Continues Efforts to Support Innovation in Medical Device Sterilization

The following statement is attributed to Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health The sterilization of medical devices is a vital process for helping to prevent serious infections. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Surfacide Earns High Marks in KLAS Research Report

In a newly released report from KLAS Research, a health care research firm, Surfacide UV Technology has received all “A” ratings for its Helios UV-C System. The report’s performance insights include product satisfaction, customer support, value, loyalty, culture and...

Wolters Kluwer Supports Floating Hospital

Wolters Kluwer, Health has donated three market-leading clinical decision support (CDS) tools including UpToDate, Lexicomp and Lippincott Procedures to Mercy Ships, a global humanitarian organization that operates two floating hospitals serving underprivileged...

Miniaturized Robotic-Assisted Surgery Device Headed into Space

Virtual Incision Corporation, a medical device company working on a miniaturized robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) platform, has announced that its MIRA Platform will test its skills in space on a 2024 technology demonstration mission aboard the International Space...

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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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