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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.

DisCide Updates Ultra Disinfectant Kill Claims

Palmero has announced approved and expanded kill claims for DisCide ULTRA.  DisCide ULTRA is a one-step, quaternary ammonium, intermediate, high-level alcohol-based disinfectant that’s laboratory-proven to kill deadly pathogens in one minute or less. Palmero’s DisCide ULTRA disinfecting towelettes and DisCide ULTRA disinfecting spray meet stringent federal EPA standards. They are also FDA approved, EPA registered, and meet OSHA’s requirement of Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030.

Also, the company has released and enhanced its Refreshing Patient Facial Wipes.  The new, softer towelette sheets are formulated with Vitamin E and natural oils, as well as a calming lavender scent. The facial wipes are a great refresher for clinicians and patients.

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