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UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 at 12 Feet Distance in 5 Minutes

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).

oneSOURCE Creates Free Resource Page with Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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 to Acquire Cantel Medical

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 Releases ‘WISE VISION Endoscopy’ in Europe and Japan

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.

DECEMBER COVER STORY

Year of the Nurse & Midwife

Preventing Patient Falls

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.

CORPORATE PROFILE

Innovative Medical Products Re-Invents Itself Among the COVID Crisis

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

STERIS to Acquire Cantel Medical

STERIS to Acquire Cantel Medical

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 Releases ‘WISE VISION Endoscopy’ in Europe and Japan

NEC Releases ‘WISE VISION Endoscopy’ in Europe and Japan

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.

Logar Begins Term as ASTM International Board Chair

Logar Begins Term as ASTM International Board Chair

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

Spotlight On: Lisa VanDeer, RN, CNOR

Spotlight On: Lisa VanDeer, RN, CNOR

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: Shelia Holleran

Spotlight On: Shelia Holleran

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.

Spotlight On: Vivian Watson

Spotlight On: Vivian Watson

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.

PRODUCT SHOWROOM

3M PREVENA RESTOR AXIO•FORM

3M PREVENA RESTOR AXIO•FORM

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.

Mölnlycke Exufiber Ag+

Mölnlycke Exufiber Ag+

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

BD Medi-Aire Biological Odor Eliminator

BD Medi-Aire Biological Odor Eliminator

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).

OUT OF THE OR

Identifying Behavioral Styles

Identifying Behavioral Styles

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.

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