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.

Proprio Adds to Technical Advisory Board

Proprio, the technology company developing an advanced surgical navigation platform, today announced the addition of two renowned experts in computer vision to its prestigious Technical Advisory Board – Dr. Ravi Ramamoorthi, professor of computer science at the University of California, San Diego, and Dr. Gordon Wetzstein, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University.

Ramamoorthi and Wetzstein join Proprio’s growing team of technical experts that includes Dr. Takeo Kanade, the U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University; Dr. Desney Tan, general manager of Microsoft Healthcare; and Dr. Joshua Smith, the Zeutschel Professor in Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Washington’s Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering.

“Fusing computer vision and machine learning in the operating room will provide surgeons with previously unseen information to provide better care and it’s critical that we work in unison with the brightest and most well-respected minds in academia,” said Gabriel Jones, co-founder and CEO of Proprio. “The additions of Dr. Ramamoorthi and Dr. Wetzstein to our already impressive board of technical advisors is invaluable as we continue to develop and integrate these amazing technologies into our surgical navigation platform.”

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