FDA clears first fully disposable duodenoscope, eliminating the potential for infections caused by ineffective reprocessing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared for marketing in the U.S. the first fully disposable duodenoscope. The EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope is intended to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct...

Webinar Addresses ‘Hot Topic’

The recent OR Today webinar “Human Factors and Quality Testing for Device Reprocessing” was sponsored by Healthmark and eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The 60-minute webinar featured Jahan...

Nihon Kohden Introduces First Subscription-Based Pricing for Patient Monitoring, Neurology Products

Nihon Kohden, a U.S. market leader in precision medical products and services, has launched subscription-based pricing models for its patient monitoring and neurology products, the first in the industry to take such a step. The pricing models help align costs with...

Nihon Kohden Launches Life Scope SVM-7200 Series

Nihon Kohden has announced the launch of its Life Scope SVM-7200 Series vital signs monitor, a monitor designed for outpatient facilities and beds that traditionally are not continuously monitored. The monitor allows health care practitioners to quickly and easily...

Patient Safety Innovation Awards Accepting Nominations

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has announced that the third Annual Patient Safety Innovation Awards are open. The competition encourages entrepreneurs and patient safety advocates to submit innovative products and processes that will significantly improve patient safety and help reach the PSMF’s goal of ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2020. For more information and to apply, visit

The application window for the Patient Safety Innovation Awards ends October 2, 2017. Finalists will be announced in November 2017 and winners will be announced at the 6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit in February 2018. The proposed innovation can be a new product, process or the novel use of an existing technology or process. Entries will be judged by members of the PSMF’s Board of Directors. The first-prize winner receives $50,000, followed by $25,000 for second prize and $10,000 for third prize.

Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, said, “Through the Patient Safety Innovation Awards, we have been able to provide added impetus to bring forward easily implemented ideas that can make a substantial impact today in reducing preventable hospital deaths. Each and every safety innovation, no matter its size or scope, brings us one step closer to our goal of ZERO deaths by 2020.”



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