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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

Key Surgical and Interlock Merge

Key Surgical Inc. and Interlock Medizintechnik GmbH have merged to create one of the world’s leading providers of sterile processing and operating room supplies. Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry, led the merger of the U.S. and European providers and invested in the newly combined company.

“We are tremendously excited about the combination of our companies and the benefits it will bring to our customers,” said Scot Milchman, chief executive officer, Key Surgical. “Key Surgical and Interlock are highly regarded in the U.S. and Europe for our expertise, broad product offering and exceptional customer service. Together, we will offer hospitals and surgical centers a comprehensive portfolio of products and supplies that support the industry’s highest quality standards for patient care and safety in the surgical setting.”

Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

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