Three Heart Surgeons Discuss How to Beat Aortic Dissection’s Ticking Clock

Participating in this Q&A article are Bilal Shafi, MD, from Sutter Health in Santa Cruz, California; Wilson Szeto, MD, from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, Wheatley Surgical in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources Launch Data Transparency Initiative

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Inc. have announced a new data transparency initiative – Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare (DASH).

Aerobiotix Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Medical Ultraviolet Air Filtration System

Aerobiotix Inc., a manufacturer of air treatment devices for hospitals and health care, has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Aerocure-MD medical air purification system.

AAAHC Releases Updated Toolkit Outlining Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients

To help ASCs implement necessary precautions and prevent negative outcomes for obese patients, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has published a fully revised Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients Toolkit.

Innovative Medical Products Offers Softgoods Products

Innovative Medical Products Inc. has developed a wide range of softgoods products that help improve patient safety, speed surgical recovery and assist OR staff in achieving better patient outcomes.

IMP’s softgoods family of positioning solutions include:

Humbles LapWrap: easy-to-use positioning pad not only secures patients’ arms during surgery but also allows access for IV tubes and leads for anesthesia.

Universal SteriBump: guarantees sterility, helping to reduce health care-associated infections at the surgical site.

SuperBump: sterile, weighted, single-use solution is designed to be positioned on top of the OR table drapes at any location on the operating table during a total knee procedure.

Hip Abduction Pillows: with a unique convoluted foam design, this solution assures greater patient comfort and easier nursing care after hip surgery.

Sterile Protective Pads: for use with all positioning devices.

Gel-Infused Memory Pads: provide for better patient protection during surgical procedures including robotic surgery; the pads come in a variety of shapes and sizes tailored to fit specific IMP patient positioning systems.

IMP’s “Value Added Commitment” (VAC): the sterile protective pads are a component of IMP’s Value Added Commitment program where participants who use IMP positioners and softgoods exclusively, in accordance with IMP protocol, can receive value-added benefits and services for the life of their IMP positioners.



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