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Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology

Medtronic plc announced it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology.

CBET Announces Purdue Partnership at MD Expo

Purdue University is pairing its online courses to prepare health care professionals for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician exam with an externship program that gets them the 400 hours of experiential learning they must have to take the exam and become certified.

Avidicare Launches Opragon in a Box

Opragon In a Box is an all-in-one health care ventilation system that creates an ultra-clean zone for infection sensitive surgery.

EarthSafe Launches EvaClean Disposable Surface Disinfection Wipes

EarthSafe has enhanced its end-to-end infection prevention solution with the addition of the EvaClean Dry Wipes System.

Value-Based Education: More than just the new “buzzword”

Claire Everson, RN, Genessee and Associates Inc.

Surgical services staff are familiar with the “value-based purchasing” buzzword, but do they truly understand how to actively contribute to it? Value-based purchasing can no longer be regarded as solely a business phrase of concern only to leaders. As leaders, we must engage our staff and educate them to approach outcomes in a meaningful way. Everson will use her results to explore strategies for implementing change and gain buy-in from your team. Prepare to lead your department to improved quality of care and maintain a strong business acumen.

Claire Everson has been a perioperative RN since 1980, CNOR since 1982 and a perioperative educator since 1985. Involved with AORN at the local, state and national level she has served in many roles including AORN Board of Directors 2005-2009 and Nominating Committee 2010-2012. She is currently secretary of her chapter. She has contributed to nursing via journal articles and contributions to textbooks.

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