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Three Heart Surgeons Discuss How to Beat Aortic Dissection’s Ticking Clock

Participating in this Q&A article are Bilal Shafi, MD, from Sutter Health in Santa Cruz, California; Wilson Szeto, MD, from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, Wheatley Surgical in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources Launch Data Transparency Initiative

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Inc. have announced a new data transparency initiative – Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare (DASH).

Aerobiotix Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Medical Ultraviolet Air Filtration System

Aerobiotix Inc., a manufacturer of air treatment devices for hospitals and health care, has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Aerocure-MD medical air purification system.

AAAHC Releases Updated Toolkit Outlining Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients

To help ASCs implement necessary precautions and prevent negative outcomes for obese patients, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has published a fully revised Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients Toolkit.

RF Assure

The RF Assure Detection System includes a detection wand, table mat and console. The automatic detection mat is placed under the surgical table cover to allow for hands-free patient scanning. The detection mat offers a touchscreen color display, a new patient data recording module and processor. The detection mat can perform a complete mat scan in 15 seconds without disrupting the surgical field, mitigating the risk of a retained sponge even during high-pressure trauma cases. The system also includes a wand to increase detection coverage, which is helpful during high-BMI and cardiac cases, the company says. RF Detection Technology uses low frequency (145Khz) passive tags, which are known to perform well in fluids and near metals. RF Detect tags do not require programming.

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