IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced the election results for four board of director positions.

Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Key Surgical Expands Team

Key Surgical has announced the addition of clinical educators and sales representatives to serve the sterile processing, operating room and endoscopy markets. The enhanced team supports the company’s long-standing focus on processes, procedures, and education in sterile processing while expanding into the markets of the operating room, and endoscopy.

The Key Surgical clinical education team is comprised of Brandon VanHee CRCST, CIS, CER, CHL, AGTS (Clinical Education Manager), Jamie Zarembinski, CCSVP (Clinical Educator – Sterile Processing), Michelle Lemmon, RN, BSN (Clinical Educator – Operating Room), and Natalie Reece, CCSVP (Clinical Educator – Endoscopy). The clinical education team will focus on creation of learning materials and providing in-person education, based on industry standards guidelines, needed for technicians to either attain or maintain certification in their field.

Additional sales representatives join the current team in January and February and will allow the company to continue to provide expert knowledge and individual support to hospitals, surgical centers, and GI centers in the U.S.

“One of our key motivators is ‘to be the easiest company with which do to business.’ The expansion of our teams is timely as we prepare to launch a wider portfolio to include products and solutions for the O.R. and endoscopy,” explains Alana Suomela, Director Corporate Marketing at Key Surgical. “We’re proud to say our additions aren’t tied to reduction in headcount but rather a mix of internal promotions and ability to place the right people in the right positions to best support our customers with the expertise and personal service they expect (and deserve) from Key Surgical.”

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