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FDA Updates Information on Respirator Decontamination Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reissuing the Emergency Use Authorizations for decontamination systems that are authorized to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators for use by healthcare personnel (HCP) to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological...

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

CairnSurgical, Inc., an innovator striving to make breast cancer surgery more precise, announced that the first patient has been treated in its U.S. pivotal trial of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) System at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rush Oak Park Hospital Adopts Surgical Workflow Technology, ExplORer Surgical, Increasing Team Confidence and Reducing OR Challenges

ExplORer Surgical, the only comprehensive intraoperative case support and workflow platform, has reinvented the way surgical support teams prepare and complete effective surgeries with two-way video for case support and remote proctoring to create a digitized playbook.

AORN Releases 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has published the 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice with six revised guidelines.

Surgical Inventory: Solving the unsolvable

Brian Reed, Co-Founder & CEO, Ascendco Health

A discussion surrounding the challenges faced in managing large surgical inventories and the side effects these challenges have on patients, hospitals and staff. This program will help leaders gain perspective on how the many moving parts in health care have limited their focus to finding smaller short-term solutions to their problems while a long-term solution should be their ultimate goal. Through challenging the status quo and simplifying the issues related to asset management, this program highlights some simple and practical steps toward a long-term sustainable solution.

Brian Reed has established himself throughout a career working alongside growing health care providers and serving as a consultant for surgical inventory management. Through a deep understanding of the surgical instrument market, data analytics and clinical performance, he has designed cutting-edge platforms that leverage technology from outside the industry to bring practical and sustainable solutions to health care and build smarter connections between providers and suppliers. His mission moving forward is to spark an industry-wide movement to elevate performance in today’s surgical departments through data, analytics and software.

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