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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.

Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim Cancelled

The following is a statement AORN released regarding the 2020 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim:

“Over the past week, AORN has received many calls from nurses, exhibitors, and others regarding our Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim, novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and our intention to continue with the conference. Everyone, including AORN, wants a conference that is an outstanding experience and certainly one that assures a safe environment.

AORN takes very seriously its mission to keep healthcare workers and surgical patients safe. Despite everyone’s best efforts, we cannot promise a safe environment for nurses, exhibitors, vendors and staff. Therefore, consistent with our values of communication, quality, innovation and collaboration we regret to inform you, AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2020 is cancelled.

Unfortunately, postponement is not an option because of the event size and the limited number of cities able to accommodate us. Neither do we anticipate a near-term solution to contain the spread of COVID-19.

We understand you have many questions regarding your participation at AORN Expo 2020. We are in this together. We will be in contact with you in the coming days regarding any refunds and/or credits for future services.

We share your disappointment and sincerely thank you for your understanding of this very difficult decision.

AORN is reviewing processes and procedures for any refunds or credits. We appreciate your patience. If you have urgent questions before we are able to contact you, please email: expo2020Inquiry@aorn.org.”

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