Research: Medical Instrument Processing Personnel May Be Exposed to Tissue, Blood and Patient Fluids Despite PPE

“This pilot documented substantial splashing and droplet dispersal during manual cleaning of medical instruments, and personnel got wet even though they were wearing all the recommended PPE,”

New Scrubs Made of Bacteria-Killing Textile

Livinguard, a Swiss-based leader in self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has launched an apparel line of permanent self-disinfecting scrubs, underscrubs and lab coats utilizing its EPA-registered bacteria-killing textile. Livinguard scrubs, that continuously...

Finnish Startup Surgify Shares New Bone Cutting Technology

Finnish startup Surgify – that recently launched an all-new and innovative surgical technology that allows surgeons to perform surgical operations on bones faster and safer – has seen its first use cases on patients, according to a news release. The first surgeries...

The Four Assumptions of Nursing Competency

Certificates have long been used to signify accomplishments such as earning a credential like CNOR or CNAMB. But significant changes in documentation and verification processes are on the horizon.

Pinboard – July 2013


ORToday at AST

1. Barbara (left) and Michelle are 42 & 25-year veterans of the AST conference, respectively. Both are new OR Today readers. Welcome to the magazine!
2. Leena from Brooklyn won the OR Today prize pack!
3. Jayme McKelvey, OR Today staffer, had a great time meeting AST members and telling them about the magazine.

Essays by Nurses

A new anthology of essays by nurses entitled “I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse” highlights the sometimes invisible work of nurses.

Germy purse?

New research from Initial Washroom Hygiene, a hygiene and washroom services company in the U.K., shows that women’s purses carry, on average, as many bacteria as a toilet seat. To keep yours clean, make weekly washing or wiping with a disinfectant a priority.



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