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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.

EVOTECH® Endoscope® Cleaner and Reprocessor

The EVOTECH® Endoscope Cleaner and Reprocessor is the first commercially available system that both cleans* and high-level disinfects endoscopes. Developed by Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), a Johnson & Johnson company, the EVOTECH® System makes endoscope reprocessing a highly automated process, eliminating tedious brushing* resulting in confidence that endoscope reprocessing is effective and consistent. This can save valuable time, improve health care professional safety and reduce the risk of infection.

*Does not eliminate bedside pre-cleaning. Manual cleaning of qualified medical devices (endoscopes) is not required prior to placement in the EVOTECH® ECR when selecting those cycles that contain a wash stage (for those endoscopes qualified for clean & disinfection only). Not all endoscopes can be automatically cleaned, but may be high-level disinfected. The EVOTECH® ECR will only disinfect an EUS scope. The customer will be responsible for the manual leak testing and manual cleaning of the scope per the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Please refer to the EVOTECH® ECR User’s Guide and specific connection diagrams for more detailed information regarding cycle capabilities.

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