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FDA Updates Information on Respirator Decontamination Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reissuing the Emergency Use Authorizations for decontamination systems that are authorized to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators for use by healthcare personnel (HCP) to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological...

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

CairnSurgical, Inc., an innovator striving to make breast cancer surgery more precise, announced that the first patient has been treated in its U.S. pivotal trial of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) System at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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.

Coastal Health USA, 3M Teams Up

Coastal Health USA and 3M unite to provide businesses with Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) monitoring system for high-touch surfaces. Utilizing 3M’s technology, Coastal Health USA will be able to provide accurate testing measurements on the level of bacterial contamination on surfaces such as countertops, tabletops, doorknobs, restroom sinks, check-in areas, and more.

“After installing our SurfaceHealth solutions in various businesses, our customers requested validation that their janitorial services were properly cleaning and disinfecting. Our incorporation of 3M’s cloud-enabled monitoring services provides this analytical data on surfaces as a building block for the development of our Infectious Control Plan (ICP) for customers.” Jack Corrao, Managing Partner

SurfaceHealth’s onsite high-touch audits walk customers through a multi-step environmental process that includes:

  • Audit and observation of your current janitorial plan
  • Onsite environmental hygiene testing
  • Analytical review of ATP testing
  • Development of ICP (Infection Control Plan) documentation
  • Recommendations based on infection control best practices
  • Ongoing compliance audits

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