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Three Heart Surgeons Discuss How to Beat Aortic Dissection’s Ticking Clock

Participating in this Q&A article are Bilal Shafi, MD, from Sutter Health in Santa Cruz, California; Wilson Szeto, MD, from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, Wheatley Surgical in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources Launch Data Transparency Initiative

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Inc. have announced a new data transparency initiative – Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare (DASH).

Aerobiotix Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Medical Ultraviolet Air Filtration System

Aerobiotix Inc., a manufacturer of air treatment devices for hospitals and health care, has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Aerocure-MD medical air purification system.

AAAHC Releases Updated Toolkit Outlining Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients

To help ASCs implement necessary precautions and prevent negative outcomes for obese patients, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has published a fully revised Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients Toolkit.

This 60-minute webinar will feature Angie O’Connor, RN, BS, Director of Clinical Resources at the Encompass Group. Join Angie as she discusses the evolving outpatient surgical population, describes the continuing prevalence of hypothermia and reviews typical warming methods, as well as discussing ways to combine active and passive warming to achieve optimal outcomes.

Attendees will learn:
1. How cutaneous heat loss contributes to hypothermia.
2. AORN and ASPAN recommendations for preoperative warming.
3. An understanding of the role of Early Recovery after Surgery and patient warming.
4. An understanding of the role of the perioperative team in maintaining normothermia.

About the Presenter: Angie O’Connor, RN, BS, Director of Clinical Resources, joined the Encompass Group team in February, 2013. She began her clinical career in the periop arena at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend, IN. Over a period of 9 years she specialized in orthopedic and cardiothoracic surgery, ultimately becoming the manager of an ambulatory surgery center in Denver, Colorado. Angie spent 7 years with Kinetic Concepts Inc., San Antonio, TX as a Clinical Consultant, Field Sales Trainer and Account Executive. She transitioned back to the periop arena as a Strategic Account Executive for AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses in Denver, Colorado in 2010. Angie brings skills in periop nursing, medical device sales, field sales training and consulting. She has an RN Diploma from Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan and a Bachelor’s of Science from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Angie resides in Denver, Colorado.

OR Today would like to thank our sponsor, Encompass Group! Encompass Group is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, disposable and single-use medical products. Encompass Group believes that every patient, resident, caregiver and family member should feel safe and comfortable in today’s healthcare environments. Markets served include Acute Care, Long-Term Care/Senior Care, Retail Health Care Apparel, Hospitality and Government Operations. For more, visit www.encompassgroup.net.

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