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ETHICON LAUNCHES VISTASEAL FIBRIN SEALANT

Many patients today are entering the operating room with multiple factors that can cause disruptive bleeding during surgery, which can be challenging to manage and potentially dangerous. To help address this, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies* announced...

Going digital: Using real data to prevent infection

By Dustin Rahlf, Director of Healthcare Digital Solutions at Ecolab While AI & robot enabled surgeries are capturing headlines, real-time digital dashboards and predictive analytics may be the overshadowed sidekick that enables a safer operating room (OR). It is...

AORN Updates Guideline on Sterilization Packaging

By Susan Klacik The primary objective of sterilization packaging is to maintain the sterile integrity of the packaged contents until they are used. Many factors influence this outcome and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses’ (AORN’s) newly updated...

ASCs Embrace Nation’s Renewed Focus on Healthcare Quality

By Bill Prentice As the Democratic presidential candidates continue to define their plans for delivering affordable, accessible healthcare and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle continue to explore ways to cut the cost of that care without sacrificing...

Research Validates Effectiveness of Steris UV System

In response to a healthcare industry need to address the infection control gaps that many times linger following manual disinfection processes, Steris Corp., a leading provider of infection prevention solutions, introduces the Pathogon UV Disinfection System.

The Pathogon system was developed to optimize the manual surface disinfection process by minimizing the risk of cross contamination caused by missed surfaces or insufficient contact times for liquid chemical disinfectants, and has been proven effective against a wide range of organisms. It uses a narrow band of ultraviolet light to reduce or kill lingering pathogens on environmental surfaces, including pathogens associated with healthcare acquired infections, as a final step in decontaminating patient rooms, ORs, preand post-op rooms, and the emergency department.

An independent lab evaluated the Pathogon system under GLP standardized testing conditions to show the system’s effectiveness against a range of pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobactor baumannii, vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, MRSA, influenza A, human norovirus (Feline calicivirus surrogate tested) and Clostridium difficile spore.

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