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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

Tibial Distractor Provides Distraction with Rotation for Axial Alignment

The Tibial Distractor from Innovative Medical Products simplifies tibial surgical procedures by providing distraction with rotation for axial alignment without need for a second pair of hands, reducing radiation exposure to an assistant and the surgeon. The IMP solution also eliminates lengthy, fracture table set-up time and is autoclavable for multiple cases.

For use with intramedullary nailing, plating and bone grafting, IMP’s positioner aids in tibial nailing. The Tibial Distractor’s sterile protective pads are latex-free, foam pads that protect the patient from skin irritation, pressure sores and possible neurological damage. The pads are also compatible with the De Mayo Steri-Post.

To learn, visit innovativemedical.com/products/tibial.html.

 

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