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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 New Foam Instrument Protection

Healthmark has announced the addition of the Foam Protectors to its ProSys Instrument Care product line.

Manufactured from open cell, polyurethane foam, the blue latex-free Foam Protectors are designed to help prevent costly damage to instruments caused by shifting during transport, handling and sterilization. The Foam Protectors are available in the following styles: pouch, tip protector, pinhole holder, corner protectors, and a 12-instrument foam protector.

To learn more, visit www.hmark.com or call 800-521-6224.

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