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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.

Medline – Surgical Instrument Consignment

With operating rooms being one of the most costly areas of hospital operation, eliminating shortages and surplus of surgical instruments is essential for managing costs. Medline’s consignment program is a cost-effective method for managing OR instrument costs, and helps streamline ordering and billing, minimizes pegboard and instrument clutter and offers the ability to pay only for what is used. As part of the program, Medline analyzes the hospital’s annual instrument usage to determine its initial stock, and then sets everything up once instruments arrive. The stock is routinely inventoried and replenished so the OR always has what it needs.

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