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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.

Daniels Surgismart Container

The Daniels Surgismart container provides hands-free disposal of sharps and surgical devices in a fast-paced OR environment; this solution was designed with a large opening for easy collection of large or bulky items, and is supported by a foot-pedal operated Accessmart trolley for hands-free disposal and infection risk reduction. The Accessmart is designed to facilitate co-mounting of additional sharps or pharmaceutical containers for dual-segregation. Daniels’ clinically designed sharps containers are proven to reduce needlestick injury rates by up to 87%, and are supported by a robotic washing process that delivers the highest rates of decontamination.

 

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