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.

Healthmark Adds to Labeling Line

Healthmark Industries announced the addition of the Quick Turnover 2-Part Clean-Dirty Label to its labeling line.

Designed as a communication tool for health care workers transporting items considered clean or a biohazard, the Quick Turnover 2-Part Clean-Dirty Label allows individuals to note items that are required for upcoming procedures and time needed. The tags ensure that health care staff can safely identify the status of equipment as each tag is brightly colored for high visibility.

The Quick Turnover 2-Part Clean-Dirty Label is roughly 3-inches by 5-inches with two perforated tabs; a green tab with “TRANSPORTATION TAG” in black text, a red bottom with “QUICK TURNOVER” in black text along with a space to indicate items and time needed, as well as a green tab with “CLEAN” in black text and a fluorescent orange bottom featuring a biohazard symbol with “DIRTY” and “BIOHAZARD” in black text. The tag has a removable OSHA compliant adhesive backing that’s easy to apply.

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