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.

Seps Kit Aims to Prevent Surgical Errors

The mission of the Surgical Error Prevention System (SEPS) is to prevent wrong-side, wrong-site and wrong-patient surgical errors through the integration of standardized practices and innovative technology, along with visual and hands-on tools. SEPS values patient safety, education, awareness and providing public support while also implementing an easy method to train healthcare professionals in reducing potentially devastating surgical errors.

The patented SEPS kit includes an easy three-step, three-color visual for preventing errors during every operating room procedure. The easy three-step system forces surgeons, nurses and medical professionals to verify the location and procedure “before” operating.

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