DECEMBER COVER STORY
Patient falls are dangerous for patients and can lead to extended hospital stays. The financial impact of patient falls is also significant – the cost of these falls averages $30,000 per hospital stay or $50 billion total per year. Experts share tips on how to prevent patient falls.
Since its early beginnings in 1983, Innovative Medical Products (IMP) has grown to become a world leader in surgical patient positioning. Never before has IMP experienced a year like this.
UltraViolet Devices Inc. (UVDI) has announced that its UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer achieved greater than 99.99%, or 4log10, inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) in 5 minutes at a distance of 12 feet (3.65 meters).
Today, oneSOURCE, an RLDatix company and leading healthcare management solution, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine resource page to assist healthcare professionals during the initial administration phases of the vaccine.
STERIS plc and Cantel Medical Corp. announced that STERIS has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cantel, through a U.S. subsidiary. Cantel is a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental Customers.
NEC Corporation has announced the development of “WISE VISION Endoscopy,” an AI diagnosis-support medical device software for colonoscopies, which is being released in Japan and is expected to soon be available in Europe.
John R. Logar, senior director of aseptic processing and terminal sterilization at Johnson & Johnson Microbiological Quality and Sterility Assurance in Raritan, New Jersey (USA), has started his term as the 2021 chair of the ASTM International board of directors.
Spotlight On: Nechami Brilliant, BSN, RN, Nurse III/Perioperative Instructor, Neuro/Spine OR, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
A registered nurse and perioperative instructor, in the neuro/spine operating room at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland, Brilliant began her health care career as a doula.
Anyone who’s ever understood the wisdom of “home is where the heart is” would be hard-pressed to find someone who’s lived the truth of that expression as fully as Lisa VanDeer, RN, CNOR.
Spotlight On: Deborah Dunn, Graduate School Dean and Center for Research Director, Madonna University
When Deborah Dunn first began to consider a career in nursing, the path many young professionals pursued involved getting an LPN certificate or job-specific associate degree.
Spotlight On: Rebecca Votino, BSN, RN, ONC, Director of Perioperative Services at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, Ohio
By Matt Skoufalos Situated at the mouth of the Portage River on Lake Erie, Port Clinton, Ohio is a community defined by “the lake life,” said Rebecca Votino. Its population fluctuates seasonally, boosted by fivefold in the summer months, when vacationers flood the...
At the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (UPMC) in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, OR Clinician Manager Shelia Holleran and the crew in her surgical unit found their normal routines put on the shelf for a month-and-a-half.
When Vivian Watson graduated nursing school in 1957, life had already prepared her for the unpredictable pace of the health care field. Born to a family of Mississippi sharecroppers in 1935, Watson entered into a difficult upbringing made harder by a cleft lip and palate.
The PREVENA RESTOR AXIO•FORM Incision Management System delivers negative pressure wound therapy designed to manage post-operative incisions, as well as the surrounding soft tissue envelope.
Exufiber Ag+ with Hydrolock technology is a sterile non-woven gelling fiber dressing that can be used to manage a wide range of exuding wounds
The MolecuLight Inc. i:X Sterile Surgical Sleeve Convenience Kit includes a unique disposable surgical sleeve that is fitted to neatly shroud the i:X device via an adaptor to align the optics of the i:X to the sleeve.
PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is a negative pressure wound therapy system that raises the level of care
The BD Medi-Aire Biological Odor Eliminator is a concentrated unique formula which chemically eliminates odors associated with urine, feces, emesis and necrotic tissue. Available in three scents – Fresh Air (A), Lemon (L) and Unscented (U).
As the first and only VH2O2 chemical indicator in the FDA’s new multivariable product category for chemical vapor sterilization, the 3M Attest Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH202) Tri-Metric Chemical Indicator independently monitors the three critical variables of...
OUT OF THE OR
Learning about behavioral styles is extremely helpful for creating better teamwork and increased productivity. As a bonus, behavioral styles are easy to learn with only four main styles.
When most people think of balance exercises, they tend to imagine a yoga class with people standing on one foot. It isn’t necessarily a motivating image.
A new study by led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine finds that exercising your brain with “neurobics” before surgery can help prevent post-surgery delirium.