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WHO, Partners Call for Urgent Investment in Nurses

The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. A new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce.

OR Today Celebrates Nurses on World Health Day

Today (April 7) is designated at World Health Day by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is a day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are...

Lack Of PPE Poses Clear and Present Danger to Nurses

Without immediate action, limited supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and other lifesaving equipment will cause greater loss of life and increase the toll from COVID-19, warns the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). AACN...

3M to Import 166.5 Million Additional Respirators into the U.S. over Next Three Months

3M and the Trump Administration are announcing a plan to import 166.5 million respirators over the next three months to support healthcare workers in the United States. 3M and the Administration worked together to ensure that this plan does not create further...

Medline Twighline Spine Retractor System

Medline’s Konig Twighline spine retraction and distraction system provides the surgeon with instrumentation for exceptional access and visualization to the cervical spine during Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion (ACDF) procedures. The double-hinged, low-profile frame and side-loading blade attachment allow for optimal intraoperative adaption and handling. The retractor handles can be used with blades to create hand-held retractors for proper blade placement and engagement as well as smooth removal. The color-coded blades and depth gauge allow for easy blade length identification and selection in order to increase efficiency during the spine procedure. The radiolucent retractor blades facilitate intraoperative imaging which can allow for a more accurate diagnosis.”

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