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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.

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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