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Ultrapotent compound may help treat C. diff, reduce recurrence

Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, is the leading cause of health care-associated infection in the U.S. Only two antibiotics, vancomycin and fidaxomicin, are FDA-approved for the treatment of C. diff, but even these therapies suffer from high treatment failure and...

Tampa General Hospital, Philips announce partnership

The seven-year agreement will upgrade technology throughout the hospital and improve efficiency Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Royal Philips announced they are creating a long-term strategic partnership designed to keep Tampa General Hospital at the forefront of...

PENTAX Medical Launches Bronchoscopes, Video Processor in U.S.

PENTAX Medical has launched the EB-J10 Series Bronchoscopes in the U.S., with FDA 510(k) clearance, along with a new DEFINA Video Processor. As the newest HD solution in pulmonology, the EB-J10 Series Bronchoscopes offer crisp, HD visualization of the bronchus, along...

Nautilus Medical Launches All-in-One DICOM Surgical Recorder

Nautilus Medical Technologies has announced an advanced all-in-one surgery recorder, named TeleRay Record, for use with any endoscope, headset, c-arm, vascular, ultrasound, c-arms and more. Users will be able to store up to 150 hours of HD medical videos form a...

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Spotlight On: Rose Cceberio, RN

Spotlight On: Rose Cceberio, RN

Brooklyn-born rose Cceberio remembers, in grisly detail, the moment when she knew she would become a nurse. She was 15 years old. Her younger sister was playing on a rope swing in the backyard of the family home, which was situated at the top of a sandy hill by a...

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Spotlight on: Sara Kucharski

Spotlight on: Sara Kucharski

For 10 years, Sara Kucharski, RN, BSN, has been helping at-risk mothers deliver healthier babies. Even more impressive, she’s spent much of that time doing such work in Camden, N.J., an impoverished city that’s frequently labeled among the most dangerous in America....

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Spotlight On: Jody Still

Spotlight On: Jody Still

Traveling Scrub Tech: for Jody Still, a 15-year career in health care all began with M.A.S.H. The RNST System Administrator for Surgical Information Systems at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind., he grew up watching the antics of Hawkeye Pierce with his...

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Spotlight On: Roxanne Tweedy

Spotlight On: Roxanne Tweedy

A native Floridian, Roxanne Tweedy hails from Jacksonville and attended nursing school in Miami, seeking to follow in the footsteps of her mother. She wanted very much to join the Navy after graduation, but met “a very nice Air Force officer” and got married instead....

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Spotlight On: Robert Malone

Spotlight On: Robert Malone

Robert Malone just wants everybody to get along. Malone is the assistant nurse manager for the Surgical Service Department of Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, Calif., a 581-bed hospital that handles about 8,800 surgical cases a year. Like many nurses, he has...

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Spotlight On: Jennifer Olin BSN, RN,

Spotlight On: Jennifer Olin BSN, RN,

Jennifer Olin, BSN, RN, has never been able to stay away from the media. In fact, after graduating college with a dual degree in journalism and English, she headed off to a small town in Texas to work on a small-town newspaper. The dream lasted about a year. “It was...

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