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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.

Olympus Supports Safety Actions Regarding Surgical Smoke

Olympus has announced its support of The Joint Commission’s recommended safety actions for managing the hazards of exposure to surgical smoke for health care staff in operating rooms.

Exofin Fusion Redesign Receives FDA Approval

Chemence Medical, a leader in medical cyanoacrylate devices and products, announced the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval of the company’s redesigned exofin fusion skin closure system.

Webinar Addresses Reprocessing of Laryngoscopes, Bronchoscopes

The recent OR Today webinar “Take a Deep Breath: Reprocessing of Laryngoscopes and Bronchoscopes” sponsored by Advanced Sterilization Products was eligible for one (1) continuing (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

This 60-minute webinar featured Senior Manager of Commercial and Clinical Education Regina Hammond and Senior Clinical Education Consultant Janet Moran. The duo provided a review of airway devices, and their proper handling and associated reprocessing guidelines. The webinar also touched on some of the challenges and options for reprocessing these devices.

The analysis covered defining the terms laryngoscope and bronchoscope; identifying when and why airway devices are utilized; reviewed common organisms associated with airway devices; and examined reprocessing options for airway devices and discussed the barriers to properly reprocessing airway devices.

The webinar was popular with 153 attendees for the live presentation and even more have viewed a recording of the session at ORToday.com.

A post-webinar survey drew positive feedback regarding the webinar. The survey asked several questions about the webinar and the OR Today webinar series.

“Great webinar, very good information on scope processing,” Program Specialist D. Johnson said.

“Learning about scopes and ways they are used and ways to clean them are so very important. We use these items quite a bit so there is a learning curve and whatever we can do for the patient is what we do,” said L. Allen, CRCST.

“OR Today provides up-to-date, unbiased, data driven, best practice webinars that are relevant in today’s workforce. I enjoy the information that I get from these webinars as they are useful and help keep me informed of changes in my practice setting,” OR Manager R. McCann said.

The next OR Today webinar “Making a List and Checking It Twice – The Importance of Checklists” is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 17.

For more information, visit our Webinars page.

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