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‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

Clearcount Smartsponge Flex

ClearCount’s latest RFID system provides closed-loop reconciliation of the sponge count. With SmartSponge Flex, equip- ment and RFID tags are validated before use in each case, and sponges are individually tracked from the initial check-in through the out count, where they are deposited into a dedicated basin. Each of ClearCount’s surgical sponges has a unique RFID chip secure- ly sewn in. A detection wand helps locate missing sponges by illuminating LED lights and sounding a tone when a sponge is detected. The wand means there is no need for a separate table mat for detection. The transportable system comes with a $2 million “never event warranty.” The system includes data storage that creates a record for each case.

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