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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.

Healthmark Offers Multi-Purpose Label

Healthmark Industries has announced the addition of the Multi-Purpose Equipment Label to its labeling line. It ensures proper labeling for medical equipment to communicate crucial information, addressing one of the many unique challenges health care facilities are tasked with daily.

The Multi-Purpose Equipment Label was developed as a way to ensure consistency and identify whether medical equipment is clean, in-use or dirty. The 2-inch x 3-inch label has an easy to use pull-tab style design with an adhesive backing that does not leave residue behind. The brightly colored label provides high visibility to health care professionals, allowing individuals to correctly communicate the status of equipment.

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