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Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Olympus Supports Safety Actions Regarding Surgical Smoke

Olympus has announced its support of The Joint Commission’s recommended safety actions for managing the hazards of exposure to surgical smoke for health care staff in operating rooms.

Exofin Fusion Redesign Receives FDA Approval

Chemence Medical, a leader in medical cyanoacrylate devices and products, announced the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval of the company’s redesigned exofin fusion skin closure system.

Healthmark Offers New Vendor Credentialing Program

Healthmark Industries’ clinical affairs team has announced the creation of 13 training programs that will be offered for vendors and manufacturer representatives to satisfy vendor credentialing requirements. To access health care facilities, industry, manufacturer and sales representatives must fulfill the requirements of various vendor-credentialing systems, such as VendorMate (GHX), Intellicentrics and Symplr.

Each session consists of a pre-recorded 30-minute presentation given by a Healthmark clinical educator. The programs are easily accessible on-demand at healthmarkvendorcredentialing.com. Upon completion of the program and a short knowledge-check, a PDF certificate of completion will be automatically emailed to the participant on the following day. The certificate should be uploaded into the vendor credentialing system as proof of completion of the required program. There is a nominal $25 charge for each program.

Additionally, 1.0 CEU (contact hour) is available through IAHCSMM, CBSPD, California Board of Nursing (CBN), CBIC and ACI toward recertification. The PDF certificate of completion can be saved and uploaded when recertifying through these organizations.

The course list includes:

  1. Product and Service Competency – Stephen Kovach, Clinical Educator Emeritus
  2. AdvaMed – Seth Hendee, Clinical Education Specialist
  3. National Safety Patient Goals – Seth Hendee, Clinical Education Specialist
  4. HIPAA Privacy and Security – Seth Hendee, Clinical Education Specialist
  5. OR Protocol – Kevin Anderson, Clinical Education Specialist
  6. OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens – Mary Ann Drosnock, Director of Clinical Affairs
  7. Ethics – Mary Ann Drosnock, Director of Clinical Affairs
  8. Electrical Safety – Jahan Azizi, Special Projects Manager
  9. Fire Safety – Stephen Kovach, Clinical Educator Emeritus
  10. Radiation Safety – John Whelan, Clinical Education Specialist
  11. Medical Device Reporting – Jahan Azizi Special Projects Manager
  12. Pandemic Response & COVID Competency – Mary Ann Drosnock, Director of Clinical Affairs
  13. Aseptic Principles – John Whelan, Clinical Education Specialist

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