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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.

VTI Disposable Teardrop Suction Tubes

vtiThe single-use Teardrop Suction Tubes deliver superior fine suction by utilizing a teardrop thumb-control. The suction tubes are available in sizes 6FR to 14FR and help achieve the clear visual field necessary for all delicate surgical procedures.

The tubes have a tapered cannula that reduces clogging while the 30 degree pre-bent tube helps prevent kinking. VTI’s always-sterile, disposable suction tubes come with cost savings compared to replacing difficult-to-clean reusables in which the narrow channels become clogged with blood and tissue, posing a cross contamination risk to patients, according to a press release from VTI.

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