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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...

The Four Assumptions of Nursing Competency

Certificates have long been used to signify accomplishments such as earning a credential like CNOR or CNAMB. But significant changes in documentation and verification processes are on the horizon.

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Spotlight On: Jana Mazzo, RN, RDMS

Spotlight On: Jana Mazzo, RN, RDMS

Ask registered nurse Jana Mazzo why she’s in the health care field, and the answer is a simple one: she wanted to make helping people her life’s work. From that basic principle, however, she’s developed a career that’s as varied and interesting as the nursing field itself.

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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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Spotlight On: David Walz

Spotlight On: David Walz

Growing up on a hog farm in Minnesota, David Walz remembers getting a hands-on education caring for living things early in life. Although it’s not a straight line from there to the human health care field, the execution of such duties “aligns with many of the things we have to do as nurses,” Walz said.

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