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...

Skyline Medical STREAMWAY System

The FDA-approved STREAMWAY System, from Skyline Medical, is a true direct-to-drain option for surgical suites. It provides automated collection, measurement and disposal for an unlimited amount of medical waste fluid. The system’s compact and unique design virtually eliminates health care workers’ exposure to irrigation and patient fluids. From nurses to turnover staff, the antiquated and expensive approach of physically handling waste fluid is an unnecessary exposure risk for all health care workers involved. In addition, the STREAMWAY System is eco-friendly as it addresses the millions of bloody, potentially disease infected canisters that would otherwise go to the landfill.

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