Staying Positive During the Pandemic

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Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

Global Single Use Disposable Patient Positioning Products Market to Surpass $168.6 Million

According to Coherent Market Insights, the global single use disposable patient positioning products market was valued at $127.7 million in 2018, and is projected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% during the forecast period (2018-2026).

“The single use disposable patient positioning products market size is expected to witness remarkable growth in the forecast period owing to increasing strategic acquisitions by key players to increase their product portfolios. For instance, in June 2015, STERIS PLC acquired the capital stock of Black Diamond Inc., for a purchase price of around $46.2 million. Black Diamond Inc. is a California, U.S. based company that develops and provides operating room integration systems,” according to a press release.

Moreover, the single use disposable patient positioning market is further expected to generate high revenue over the forecast period, owing to launch of Trendelenburg positioning systems in the market. For instance, in October 2014, Alimed Inc. announced the launch of its new Securefit TPS Trendelenburg positioning system. The SecureFit TPS Trendelenburg Positioning System is designed to securely position patients in all Trendelenburg procedures such as laparoscopic, open and robotic urological, and gynecological procedures. Alimed also provides all accessories for the Trendelenburg positioner system such as headrest, padded arm boards, elbows pads and lithotomy boot pairs.

Various organizations are focusing on developing new products that provide better patient positioning. For instance, Alimed Inc.’s Surgical Table Pads product range offers a variety of T-Foam table pads in select styles that mold to the patient’s body, reducing pressure from pressure points during surgery and effectively stabilizing the patient. AliMed Upholstered Table Pads also feature unique, two-part grommet vents that allow air exchange for enhanced pressure management. T-Foam is the original viscoelastic memory foam developed for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It conforms to the body’s contours than a standard Poly-foam.

Furthermore, one of the key players, Mizuho Osi, is focusing on product development for better customer engagement. For instance, on April 23, 2018, Mizuho OSI introduced a suite of educational mobile applications to optimize customer use of technology and improve ergonomics in the operating room products.

The global single use disposable patient positioning products market is projected to witness CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period (2018-2026), owing to increasing number of surgeries in the U.S. For instance, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) report, in 2014, 17.2 million hospital visits (ambulatory or inpatient) included invasive, therapeutic surgeries. Over half of these visits, 9.9 million visits, occurred in ambulatory surgery setting, and the remaining 7.2 million were inpatient surgeries.

Among regions, North America is expected to hold a dominant position in the global single use disposable patient positioning products market during the forecast period, owing to increasing health care expenditure in hospitals. For instance, according to the U.S. National Health Expenditures Highlights of 2017, health care expenditure increased by 4.6% to $1.1 trillion in 2017.

Major players operating in the global single use disposable patient positioning products market include Stryker Corporation, Steris Plc., Smith & Nephew Plc., Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Prime Medical, LLC, Getinge AB, Xodus Medical, Inc., Soule Medical, Infinitus Medical, D.A. Surgical, Cardinal Health, Inc., Innovative Medical Products, Inc., and Mizuho Osi.



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