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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.

GE Aisys Carestation

All core elements of GE healthcare’s Aisys Carestation are digitally controlled and measured. Aisys is equipped with communication protocols that enable digital data communication between all core subsystems. Ventilation capabilities include PCV-VG, volume control, pressure control, PSVPRO, SIMV, PCV and manual ventilation. The digital vaporizer in the Aisys includes continuous monitoring by multiple embedded sensors, which provide a comprehensive digital record of agent consumption. The integrated advanced breathing system (ABS) provides a low circuit volume (2.7 L), delivering fast-response, low-flow anesthesia. The rising multi-breath bellows provide immediate visual feedback. A comprehensive view of the patient’s ventilatory status is displayed and compared in flow, volume and pressure loops over time. The ventilator distinguishes between mechanical and spontaneous breaths and responds with a change of color in the waveform. The digital vaporizer alerts clinicians with agent-level alarms for all agents supported, and each gas is simultaneously monitored.

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