Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

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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...

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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