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IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced the election results for four board of director positions.

Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Tru-D SmartUVC

Tru-D SmartUVC is a portable UVC disinfection robot that delivers one automated, measured dose of UVC to consistently disinfect an entire room, resulting in the ability to document disinfection results after each and every Tru-D room treatment. Tru-D operates from one placement within the OR, ensuring significant percent pathogen reduction in direct and shadowed areas and eliminating the threat of human error in the disinfection process. Validated by the first-ever randomized clinical trial on UVC disinfection, the “Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room-Disinfection” (BETR-Disinfection) study, results proved that adding enhanced terminal room disinfection strategies including the use of Tru-D reduces the risk of acquisition of infection of four major MDROs and also has an indirect effect on every patient who enters a hospital’s doors.

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