COVID-19 to impact general surgery procedures in U.S. in 2020, says GlobalData

Most of the hernia procedures to be performed in the U.S. will be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis, with the exception of a minority of symptomatic cases, but will start to resume towards the end of the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, according to data and analytics...

3NT Medical Announces FDA Clearance for Colibri Endoscopy System

3NT Medical, a privately held corporation dedicated to developing single-use specialized endoscopes for the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders, has announced the FDA 510(k) clearance for the Colibri Micro ENT Scope, the world's first...

ASCA Supports ASC Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Bill Prentice As I write this message, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are continuing to rise and health care providers, federal and state officials and private citizens across the country are beginning to come to grips with the magnitude of the response needed to...

Challenging Assumptions, Evaluating Routines Can Aid Quality

By Nicholas Schmitz, PMP, LSSBB Across our personal and professional lives, we all fall into many routines; it’s part of how we’re able to perform so many different tasks every day. Have you ever arrived at work (or home), only to realize you don’t even really...

Ecolab OxyCide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner

OxyCide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner is an EPA-registered one-step disinfectant for use in hospitals that is effective against Clostridioides difficile spores, Candida auris and a broad spectrum of 32 other organisms. It meets the EPA’s criteria for claims against emerging viral pathogens and therefore can be used against COVID-19 when used in accordance with directions for use for the supporting virus, Norovirus (Feline calicivirus surrogate).[1] Its non-bleach formula is compatible with a wide range of materials, is designed for daily use on surfaces in the operating room, patient room and other common areas in the health care setting, and helps standardize and simplify your cleaning process for improved operational efficiency.

1. Environmental Protection Agency, Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticides.

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