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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.

Siemens’ PETNET Solutions to Provide Pet Radiopharmaceutical Services for the U.S. Oncology Network

Siemens’ PETNET Solutions has announced a three-year agreement with the U.S. Oncology Network to supply its entire portfolio of FDA-approved PET radiopharmaceutical agents at each of PETNET Solutions’ current Good Manufacturing Practices-certified locations throughout the United States. The U.S. Oncology Network is one of the nation’s largest networks of community-based oncology physicians, conducting roughly 60,000 positron emission tomography (PET) scans annually. This agreement also extends to community practices engaged in McKesson Specialty Health’s Onmark Select Program. Under the agreement, Siemens’ PETNET Solutions also will provide the U.S. Oncology Network-affiliated practices and Onmark Select Practices with its comprehensive portfolio of products and services to expand patient access to premium PET imaging services.

PET/CT imaging also plays a role in the evaluation and treatment monitoring of cancer patients. The high contrast and sharp delineation of molecular resolution made possible through PET imaging is vital for tumor identification and treatment, enabling physicians to determine whether cancer is present, whether it has metastasized, and whether treatment is effective. Because PET imaging measures molecular activity, it can accurately characterize a tumor’s malignant or benign state as well as confirm metastasis – enabling proper staging and facilitating suitable treatment protocols.

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