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IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced the election results for four board of director positions.

Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Sterile Processing: An honest look at what is happening behind closed doors

David Taylor, MSN, RN, CNOR, Principal, Resolute Advisory Group LLC

Are dirty instruments making their way into your OR? If they are, the consequences can be disastrous. With increased frequency, hospitals across the country are making headline news for failing to properly clean and sterilize reusable surgical instrumentation and medical equipment. This is resulting in thousands of patients being exposed to life-threatening diseases. High-level disinfection and sterilization pose a unique challenge for hospitals. Here is how to make a difference and put your patients first. Attendees will be encouraged to share their stories and support each other.

David Taylor is a nurse leader, consultant, educator, author and nationally recognized speaker who examines the challenges operating rooms face as nurses manage their practice in the perioperative environment.

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