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Residual Disinfection in the Operating Room

By Katherine Velez As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, health care facilities face mounting pressure to elevate surface disinfection practices. Although AORN guidelines do not specifically address residual disinfection products, because of the heightened focus on...

Getinge Expands Vascular Surgery Business

Getinge is investing 3 million Euros in its manufacturing of polyester grafts and patches to treat aneurysmal and occlusive diseases. The investment aims at increasing manufacturing capacity in Getinge’s site in La Ciotat, France. Getinge has more than 50 years of...

STERIS Acquires Key Surgical

STERIS plc has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Key Surgical, a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC, through a U.S. subsidiary for $850 million. STERIS anticipates that the acquisition will qualify for a tax benefit related to tax...

Webinar Provides Patient Positioning Insights

The recent OR Today webinar “Fowler’s, Prone, Supine: Patient Positioning in the Operating Room” presented by Michelle Lemmons, RN, BNS, PHN, was sponsored by Key Surgical and eligible for (1) CE credit. OR Today has been approved and is licensed to be a Continuing...

[Sponsored] No Wizards Required! Laser Safety Webinar

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How to demystify the latest ANSI Z136.3 standards and improve your laser safety program.

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