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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

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.

GOJO Introduces Antimicrobial Foam Handwash

GOJO Industries, a producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, has announced the introduction of its latest formulation, PROVON Antimicrobial Foam Handwash with 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG).

This new formulation, which exceeds the FDA Healthcare Personnel Handwash requirements, is gentle on hands making it mild enough for everyday use. This non-irritating, hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested formulation maintains the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It also is fragrance and dye free, leaves hands feeling clean and soft, rinses quickly with no sticky residue and is compatible with latex gloves.

“This CHG formulation delivers strong germ kill as well as an unexpected mildness not usually associated with CHG handwashes and surgical scrubs,” said Jeff Hall, healthcare business vice president and general manager, GOJO. “We know hand hygiene plays a critical role in protecting patient safety and reducing germ transmission, but practicing good hand hygiene can be difficult on your hands when you are not using the right products.” •

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