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FDA clears first fully disposable duodenoscope, eliminating the potential for infections caused by ineffective reprocessing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared for marketing in the U.S. the first fully disposable duodenoscope. The EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope is intended to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct...

Webinar Addresses ‘Hot Topic’

The recent OR Today webinar “Human Factors and Quality Testing for Device Reprocessing” was sponsored by Healthmark and eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The 60-minute webinar featured Jahan...

Nihon Kohden Introduces First Subscription-Based Pricing for Patient Monitoring, Neurology Products

Nihon Kohden, a U.S. market leader in precision medical products and services, has launched subscription-based pricing models for its patient monitoring and neurology products, the first in the industry to take such a step. The pricing models help align costs with...

Nihon Kohden Launches Life Scope SVM-7200 Series

Nihon Kohden has announced the launch of its Life Scope SVM-7200 Series vital signs monitor, a monitor designed for outpatient facilities and beds that traditionally are not continuously monitored. The monitor allows health care practitioners to quickly and easily...

Stryker Instruments Awards $250,000 to AORN Foundation

In honor of Perioperative Nurse Week 2015, Stryker Instruments committed $250,000 to support AORN Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Stryker’s LEARN Scholarship award will enable nurses from around the world to attend the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim, California, April 2-6, 2016.

The AORN Surgical Conference & Expo is the largest education symposium for perioperative nurses in the world and the largest surgical products trade show in the U.S. Presented over four days, the conference gives nurses the opportunity to network with their peers and gain more than 100 contact hours as they learn the latest clinical practice techniques and processes for surgical patient and health care worker safety.

“We are grateful that for the third year Stryker has made a significant investment in perioperative nurses,” said Twilla Barlow, director of AORN Foundation. “The grant from Stryker enables perioperative nurses to have better access to expanded knowledge and skills for 2016.”

 

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