FDA Updates Information on Respirator Decontamination Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reissuing the Emergency Use Authorizations for decontamination systems that are authorized to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators for use by healthcare personnel (HCP) to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological...

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

CairnSurgical, Inc., an innovator striving to make breast cancer surgery more precise, announced that the first patient has been treated in its U.S. pivotal trial of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) System at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rush Oak Park Hospital Adopts Surgical Workflow Technology, ExplORer Surgical, Increasing Team Confidence and Reducing OR Challenges

ExplORer Surgical, the only comprehensive intraoperative case support and workflow platform, has reinvented the way surgical support teams prepare and complete effective surgeries with two-way video for case support and remote proctoring to create a digitized playbook.

AORN Releases 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has published the 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice with six revised guidelines.

Hype-Wipe Towelettes

The EPA has approved hype-Wipe Bleach Towelettes for killing and/or inactivating C. diff spores on hard, non-porous surfaces in a four-minute contact time. The single-use, hospital-grade disinfecting towelettes are used for disinfection in numerous clinical settings, including in the ICu, patient and public bathrooms, and in labs. hype-Wipes are also approved to kill several pathogens in one minute, including Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), hepatitis B and C, Influenza h3N2, Norovirus, and Tuberculosis. hype-Wipes are saturated with the 1:10 dilution of bleach recommended by the CDC, OShA and NCCLS. An expiration date is stamped on each foil pouch and on the outside of every box. Individual hypeWipes do not dry out as towels in canisters can if the lid is left open. Clear acrylic holders are available for storing hype-Wipes.



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