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FDA clears first fully disposable duodenoscope, eliminating the potential for infections caused by ineffective reprocessing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared for marketing in the U.S. the first fully disposable duodenoscope. The EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope is intended to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct...

Webinar Addresses ‘Hot Topic’

The recent OR Today webinar “Human Factors and Quality Testing for Device Reprocessing” was sponsored by Healthmark and eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The 60-minute webinar featured Jahan...

Nihon Kohden Introduces First Subscription-Based Pricing for Patient Monitoring, Neurology Products

Nihon Kohden, a U.S. market leader in precision medical products and services, has launched subscription-based pricing models for its patient monitoring and neurology products, the first in the industry to take such a step. The pricing models help align costs with...

Nihon Kohden Launches Life Scope SVM-7200 Series

Nihon Kohden has announced the launch of its Life Scope SVM-7200 Series vital signs monitor, a monitor designed for outpatient facilities and beds that traditionally are not continuously monitored. The monitor allows health care practitioners to quickly and easily...

Halyard Health Crowns Smart-Fold Wrap Race Champion

halyard-healthHalyard Health crowned the champion of the second annual Smart-Fold Wrap Race at the 2015 International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) 50th Annual Conference and Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Darreona McDowell from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite was declared the fastest sterilization wrapper, beating out Central Service (CS) professionals from across the United States and Canada.

The 2015 Smart-Fold Wrap Race competition was designed to test the wrapping skills and speed of CS professionals using Smart-Fold Sterilization Wrap. More than 150 wrappers entered the contest and after several rounds of competition, the wrappers with the four fastest times traveled to IAHCSMM to determine the victor.

In the final round, McDowell was named the Smart-Fold Wrap Race Champion, wrapping three surgical instrument trays consecutively in just 36 seconds.

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