NEW

Entrepix Medical Launches Transformational Surgical Blade Technology Focused on Patient Healing

Entrepix Medical, LLC, a medical technology startup focused on applying advanced nano-polishing technology used in microchip manufacturing to surgical devices, has announced the launch of Planatome Technology.

CMS Adds 11 ASC Covered Procedures

On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized policies that are consistent with the directives in President Trump’s Executive Order, entitled “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors,” that aim to increase choice, lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, empower patients, and protect taxpayer dollars, a fact sheet reports.

Medline Launches Sustainability Programs

Medline has announced two new health care sustainability programs. The programs, a Green Product Portfolio and a Sustainable Packaging Lab, will help hospitals reduce the amount of product waste coming out of their facilities.

Minerva Surgical Launches Uterine Care Kit

Minerva Surgical announced today the launch of a complete suite of minimally invasive devices and website to support health care practitioners in treating Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). One-third of outpatient visits to the gynecologist are for AUB, and AUB accounts...

SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System Surpasses 10M Procedures

surgicount-300x235Stryker Corp. has announced that more than 180 million SurgiCount Safety Sponges have been used in an estimated 10 million surgeries around the United States in the past five years.

“The successful implementation of SurgiCount at nearly 500 hospitals nationwide demonstrates the difference hospitals can make in strengthening patient-safety protocols,” said Dylan Crotty, vice president and general manager of Stryker Surgical. “SurgiCount can help protect a hospital’s patients, staff and bottom line by helping to reduce the risk of the most common surgical error, retained sponges.”

Despite efforts by hospitals nationwide to improve patient safety, retained surgical items (RSIs) continue to be the No. 1 reported surgical “never event.”

Numerous independent organizations – including The Joint Commission, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the American College of Surgeons – recommend the use of adjunct technology to supplement manual sponge counting to reduce the risk of retained sponges.

The SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System utilizes uniquely identified sponges and towels to provide a precise, real-time count so the surgical team can close a procedure – and a patient – with confidence. Unlike the traditional manual counting procedure, which relies on a whiteboard that is erased at the end of a procedure, a record of the SurgiCount-verified correct count is maintained in the hospital’s SurgiCount 360 software so that surgeons, nurses and hospital administrators have a permanent record of the verified count.

When used in conjunction with the manual counting process, SurgiCount significantly reduces the risk of retained sponges by addressing the problem of false-correct counts. The SurgiCount system is currently in use in more than 480 hospitals nationwide, and in an estimated 10 million-plus procedures, the system has never failed to identify a retained sponge.

Previous

Next

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

X