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2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo: Boost Quality and Safety in SPD, OR & Beyond

Those who attend the 2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo this October in Columbus, Ohio, will learn from some of the industry’s most renowned and respected experts in the field. Attendees will glean valuable information they can take back to their departments to drive better outcomes for their health care customers and patients who rely on clean, sterile and well-functioning instruments.

3 Questions to Help You Find the Right Anesthesia Machine for Your Facility

Before choosing a new anesthesia system for your practice, make sure you have a firm understanding of the features and specifications that will best suit your unique needs, making it a worthwhile investment for your facility.

Clarifying Scoring in Instrument Handling and Processing

As an infection preventionist (IP) working in the Standards Interpretation Group of the Joint Commission, an important function of my job is to answer infection prevention-related questions from health care organizations.

The Importance of Early Career Certification

In an increasingly demanding hiring market those now entering nursing, or committing to a specialty such as perioperative nursing, will maximize their opportunities with certification.

Medicevo Offers Graphene Face Mask

Medicevo Offers Graphene Face Mask

Medicevo Corporation offers its Graphene Face Mask, which is proven to filter 98% of COVID-19 particles, setting a new safety standard of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) now available on the market. Medicevo’s Graphene Face Mask has been rigorously evaluated using the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards for Medical Face Masks. The same tests that PPE used in hospitals and by first responders must pass for use in high-risk situations.

Medicevo’s Graphene Face Mask uses a patented production process that implants graphene into the fabric of the mask directly, creating a microscopic sharp-edged netting. When a virus comes in contact with Medicevo’s Graphene Face Mask, the graphene netting slices through the virus particle, killing it. The masks are scientifically proven to kill COVID-19 particles and other types of infectious diseases like the seasonal flu, which is key for disease control and prevention.

In order to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in hospitals, PPE must pass tests for flammability, differential pressure, particle filtration efficiency and bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE), and fluid resistance. Medicevo’s Graphene Face Mask has passed flammability testing and has scored a 4.2 out of 5 for differential breathability pressure. In addition, the masks scored a 98% BFE and a 96% particle filtration efficiency. The masks have passed level two for fluid resistance.

“Our collective understanding of COVID-19 has greatly expanded since the start of the pandemic, as well as how to protect ourselves,” said Isaac Sutton, president, Medicevo Corporation. “Medicevo has taken the most advanced graphene technology and perfected the process of infusing it into our face mask’s fabric to create a PPE that is safer than the N95 respirator, which was widely considered the gold standard of safety until this point.”

Medicevo’s Graphene Face Mask features four layers of protection. The outer layer comprises high-quality antibacterial, non-woven fabric with strong air permeability but isolates droplets and large particles. The graphene layer and patented plating technology kill more than 99% of viruses and germs. A melt-blown cloth layer creates an isolation and dustproof effect, filtering particles less than 0.3 microns in size. Finally, a skin-friendly inner lining with honeycomb-woven fabric and adjustable ear loops stretch over the wearer’s nose and mouth to ensure a secure and airtight fit.

For more information, visit Medicevo.com.

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