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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.

CleanCision Earns Award

Prescient Surgical, innovator of advanced tools and technologies to fight and defend against the sources of surgical site infection, announced that its CleanCision active cleansing technology, earned the 2018 Medical Device Excellence Award (MDEA) Bronze Medal in the ER and OR tools category. CleanCision also earned the overall MDEA Reader’s Choice Award, which spans all categories in the competition.

CleanCision is the first in a new FDA device class of irrigating wound protectors developed to retract the surgical incision, provide abdominal access, and consistently and continuously irrigate the wound edge with a surgeon-selected fluid therapy to actively fight and remove the root cause of surgical site infection – wound contamination – without disrupting current surgical practice.

Developed and designed collaboratively with surgeons and infection control experts, the first-in-class CleanCision system continuously clears harmful bacteria from surgical incisions by combining wound protection and irrigation into an intuitive and easy-to-use retraction system.

“We share this award with the surgeons and infection control experts who collaborated with us to create an intuitive design that is filling a critical gap in hospital surgical site infection control programs,” said Jonathan Coe, president, CEO and co-founder of Prescient Surgical.

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