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Rush Oak Park Hospital Adopts Surgical Workflow Technology, ExplORer Surgical, Increasing Team Confidence and Reducing OR Challenges

ExplORer Surgical, the only comprehensive intraoperative case support and workflow platform, has reinvented the way surgical support teams prepare and complete effective surgeries with two-way video for case support and remote proctoring to create a digitized playbook.

AORN Releases 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has published the 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice with six revised guidelines.

Masimo Announces iSirona Connectivity Hub

Masimo has announced the global launch of iSirona, a compact, versatile connectivity hub designed to maximize interoperability across the continuum of care.

DJO Acquires Trilliant Surgical

DJO LLC, a global provider of medical technologies to get and keep people moving, has announced the acquisition of Trilliant Surgical, a national provider of foot and ankle orthopedic implants.

CDC: Characteristics of Health Care Workers with COVID-19

On April 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) “Characteristics of Health Care Personnel with COVID-19 — United States, February 12–April 9, 2020.”

A summary on the CDC website it states,”Limited information is available about COVID-19 infections among U.S. health care personnel (HCP).”

When asked, “What is added by this report?” The website lists the following:

“Of 9,282 U.S. COVID-19 cases reported among HCP, median age was 42 years, and 73% were female, reflecting these distributions among the HCP workforce. HCP patients reported contact with COVID-19 patients in health care, household, and community settings. Most HCP patients were not hospitalized; however, severe outcomes, including death, were reported among all age groups.”

The summary replies to the question “What are the implications for public health practice?” with teh following:

“It is critical to ensure the health and safety of HCP, both at work and in the community. Improving surveillance through routine reporting of occupation and industry not only benefits HCP, but all workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Find out more here: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6915e6.htm?s_cid=mm6915e6_w

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