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Abstracts Invited for ASTM International Virtual Workshop on Fast-Tracking PPE Standards Development

Abstracts for presentation are invited for the ASTM International virtual workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sept. 9-10, 2020. ASTM International’s committees on...

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UAB). A type of nylon, the material’s shape memory properties enable it to be stretched and moulded but...

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Spotlight On: Stefanie LeGrande, MSN, RN

Spotlight On: Stefanie LeGrande, MSN, RN

By Matthew N. Skoufalos Stefanie LeGrande, MSN, RN is a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Kramer School of Nursing in Oklahoma City, Okla. For 10 years, LeGrande worked as a veterinary technician. She entered the field with an associate’s degree in applied sciences, and...

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Spotlight On: Janice Casper – Road Warrior

Spotlight On: Janice Casper – Road Warrior

For the past 28 years, Janice Casper has been running. It started in Korea, where she and her older brother were Army brats. To engage the 10-year-old girl, a running coach challenged Janice to beat her brother’s mile time. When she clocked a 6:19, he invited...

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Committed to Caring: Dawn Costanzo, RN

Committed to Caring: Dawn Costanzo, RN

For Dawn Costanzo, RN, co-owning a home health care agency isn’t her first line of work. It isn’t even her second or her third. When the enterprising ohio native and her business partner took over the Charleston, S.C.-based Interim Healthcare, she’d already had a...

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Judith D. Andrade: Creative Healer

Judith D. Andrade: Creative Healer

“I know that there were a lot of things that I wanted to do but didn’t seem possible for me in 1966.” Even as a teenager, Andrade sought to reconcile her healing and spiritual impulses in a professional context, considering the seclusion of a convent after high...

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