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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.

New Evidence Regarding Surgical Site Infections Associated with C-Sections

Mölnlycke plans to present new evidence to benefit caregivers and patients at this year’s AORN, which will be held at Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, March 24-28. Focused on reduction of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) on C-Sections, two new studies support an up to 10-fold reduction in SSIs through utilization of Mepilex Border Post-Op antimicrobial dressings as part of surgical protocol. Mölnlycke will make this evidence and related materials available in their exhibit at Booth 1623.

Mölnlycke will also showcase Mepilex Border Sacrum and Heel and Z-Flo Fluidized positioners for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, in addition to its line up of prevention to post-acute solutions.

“Continued caregiver and patient understanding is important to us and central to what we call having ‘Customer at Heart’. Combined with our gained expertise and advanced technologies, we’ve developed a portfolio of SSI bundle solutions for perioperative care. Mölnlycke truly believes that together we can make a difference. Everyone involved – the patient, health care provider, the care facility and our health care system overall – benefits when we are able to work together to reduce infection rates,” says Al Concemi, vice president surgical marketing.

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