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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.

Covidien Valleylab’s RapidVac

Valleylab’s new RapidVac smoke evacuation system is designed to effectively capture and filter surgical smoke to remove odor, particulates and other potentially hazardous byproducts of electrosurgery procedures easily, effectively, economically and quietly. The system consists of the RapidVac Smoke Evacuator, which has 30 percent more power at maximum air flow than the previous model and is quieter, and the pencil-mounted AccuVacTM smoke evacuation attachment, which places electrosurgery and smoke evacuation at the surgeon’s fingertips. Its single hand design captures smoke and odors directly at the surgical site. It attaches to a Valleylab electrosurgical pencil, eliminating the need for an extra set of hands dedicated to smoke evacuation.

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