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Residual Disinfection in the Operating Room

By Katherine Velez As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, health care facilities face mounting pressure to elevate surface disinfection practices. Although AORN guidelines do not specifically address residual disinfection products, because of the heightened focus on...

Getinge Expands Vascular Surgery Business

Getinge is investing 3 million Euros in its manufacturing of polyester grafts and patches to treat aneurysmal and occlusive diseases. The investment aims at increasing manufacturing capacity in Getinge’s site in La Ciotat, France. Getinge has more than 50 years of...

STERIS Acquires Key Surgical

STERIS plc has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Key Surgical, a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC, through a U.S. subsidiary for $850 million. STERIS anticipates that the acquisition will qualify for a tax benefit related to tax...

Webinar Provides Patient Positioning Insights

The recent OR Today webinar “Fowler’s, Prone, Supine: Patient Positioning in the Operating Room” presented by Michelle Lemmons, RN, BNS, PHN, was sponsored by Key Surgical and eligible for (1) CE credit. OR Today has been approved and is licensed to be a Continuing...

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Spotlight On Laura Cornelis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Spotlight On Laura Cornelis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

By Matt Skoufalos When Laura Cornelis decided to pursue a career in health care, her life was at a crossroads. Newly divorced with two young children, she balanced parenting, work and her education. Very few of those pulls on her attention relented; all-nighters were...

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Spotlight On Beth Devine, RN

Spotlight On Beth Devine, RN

When a 19-year-old Beth Devine completed the LPN program at Clark County Community College in southern Nevada, she entered the nursing field, “very young and naïve, and not exactly sure what I was doing.” Undaunted, the Reno native dove right in.

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Spotlight on Brenda Muchelli, RN, BSN

Spotlight on Brenda Muchelli, RN, BSN

By Matt Skoufalos Brenda Muchelli calls herself “a second-degree nurse.” Like many in the field, medicine wasn’t her first vocational choice – at least, not human medicine. Muchelli’s first degree was in zoology, and her first assignment was at the nonprofit Cape May...

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Spotlight On Jill Conklin, RN, BSN

Spotlight On Jill Conklin, RN, BSN

Nursing is a career of tremendous diversity, both in terms of the specializations it offers and the people who choose them. For Jill Conklin of Pennsauken, New Jersey, it wasn’t her occupation, but it has become the one most resonant with her life experience.

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