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Italians Share Novel Operating Room Research Using UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer

UltraViolet Devices Inc. (UVDI) has announced new research demonstrating the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer’s rapid disinfection of operating rooms between surgical procedures will be presented at this month’s Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring Conference.

The Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on optimizing medication safety with smart infusion pumps

A new Sentinel Event Alert from The Joint Commission, “Optimizing smart infusion pump safety with DERS,” describes how built-in dose error reduction software (DERS) can improve patient safety.

Hensler Bone Press Receives CE Certification

Hensler Surgical Technologies has announced its newly obtained CE mark for the Hensler Bone Press (HBP).

Healthmark Offers New Anti-Fatigue Mat

Healthmark Industries has introduced an Anti-Fatigue Mat to its Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) product line.

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Johns Hopkins students create device to avert repeated breast cancer surgeries   The students proudly display their invention. Because surgeons cannot learn right away whether all of the cancerous tissue has been removed during a lumpectomy, one in five women must return for a second surgery to remove remaining cancer. But that may not be the case anymore, thanks to biomedical engineering students who have developed a device to quickly inspect excised breast tissue within 20 minutes, determining whether the tumor was fully removed while the patient is still in surgery.

Congrats to Northwest Medical Center The skin and wound assessment team at the Tuscon, Ariz., facility, received the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety for exceptional patient outcomes and training programs for staff.

Thwarting the Antibiotic Apocalypse A researcher at Texas A&M has developed a technology known as cold-plasma to stop drug resistant bacteria before they find a host. Cold plasma has the potential to be much less expensive and faster than traditional surface sterilization methods used in hospitals.

Go Nuts! Daily walnut consumption may protect against heart disease, a new study conducted by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center shows.

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