Three Heart Surgeons Discuss How to Beat Aortic Dissection’s Ticking Clock

Participating in this Q&A article are Bilal Shafi, MD, from Sutter Health in Santa Cruz, California; Wilson Szeto, MD, from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, Wheatley Surgical in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources Launch Data Transparency Initiative

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Inc. have announced a new data transparency initiative – Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare (DASH).

Aerobiotix Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Medical Ultraviolet Air Filtration System

Aerobiotix Inc., a manufacturer of air treatment devices for hospitals and health care, has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Aerocure-MD medical air purification system.

AAAHC Releases Updated Toolkit Outlining Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients

To help ASCs implement necessary precautions and prevent negative outcomes for obese patients, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has published a fully revised Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients Toolkit.

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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