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Italians Share Novel Operating Room Research Using UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer

UltraViolet Devices Inc. (UVDI) has announced new research demonstrating the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer’s rapid disinfection of operating rooms between surgical procedures will be presented at this month’s Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring Conference.

The Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on optimizing medication safety with smart infusion pumps

A new Sentinel Event Alert from The Joint Commission, “Optimizing smart infusion pump safety with DERS,” describes how built-in dose error reduction software (DERS) can improve patient safety.

Hensler Bone Press Receives CE Certification

Hensler Surgical Technologies has announced its newly obtained CE mark for the Hensler Bone Press (HBP).

Healthmark Offers New Anti-Fatigue Mat

Healthmark Industries has introduced an Anti-Fatigue Mat to its Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) product line.

FDA Shares New and Revised Guidance on Masks, Respirators, Face Shields

On May 26, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two guidance documents to help address potential shortages of face masks, surgical masks, respirators, and face shields for use during the COVID-19 public health emergency:

These guidances help to address potential shortages by:

  • Facilitating the safe reuse and conservation of surgical masks and respirators for medical purposes through the use of decontamination and bioburden reduction systems.
  • Providing recommendations of alternatives and updated options for when FDA-cleared or NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are not available.

Both guidance documents are applicable for the duration of the public health emergency. The FDA continues to recommend face masks, surgical masks, respirators, and face shields be used according to their labeling, and federal, state and local requirements.

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