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.

Scrapbook – OR Today Mixers

OR Today recently held mixers in Lexington, Kentucky as well as Nashville, Tennessee and Knoxville, Tennessee promoting the upcoming OR Today Live Surgical Conference. The mixers averaged about 60 people and great presentations by Riki Watts, Director of Surgical Services at St. Claire Regional Medical Center and James “Jim” Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM, CEO of the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). Each mixer was a huge success with exceptional networking, insightful presentations and information about the 2018 OR Today Live Surgical Conference in Nashville. For more information about the conference, visit



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