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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.

PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Smith & Nephew’s latest wound management product is portable and disposable, unlike conventional negative pressure wound therapy systems. Patients can carry the PICO in a pocket and carry it home – it is cleared for use both in a hospital and homecare setting. PICO is indicated for a wide variety of wounds, including chronic, acute and traumatic wounds, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic or pressure), flaps and grafts and closed surgical incisions. The PICO system is applied in the same way as a conventional wound dressing, except it is attached to a small one-button pump. The system can be worn on a wound up to a week, depending on the level of exudates. A silicone wound contact layer helps minimize pain at a dressing change.

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