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Getinge expands production capacity of DPTE-BetaBag to the U.S.

Getinge is introducing production of DPTE-BetaBag at its existing manufacturing site in Merrimack, N.H., in the U.S.

Three Heart Surgeons Discuss How to Beat Aortic Dissection’s Ticking Clock

Participating in this Q&A article are Bilal Shafi, MD, from Sutter Health in Santa Cruz, California; Wilson Szeto, MD, from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, Wheatley Surgical in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources Launch Data Transparency Initiative

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Inc. have announced a new data transparency initiative – Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare (DASH).

Aerobiotix Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Medical Ultraviolet Air Filtration System

Aerobiotix Inc., a manufacturer of air treatment devices for hospitals and health care, has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Aerocure-MD medical air purification system.

Webinar Examines Delayed Surgery Costs

The 2020 OR Today Webinar Series continues to provide valuable information to health care professionals. The recent webinar “The True Costs of OR Delays: A Review” shared insights. Michael Weissman, system director of sterile processing at UCSF Medical Center, presented the webinar that was eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

The webinar addressed some of the causes and impacts of OR delays on hospitals, staff and patients. With COVID-19, it is estimated that more than 1 million elective orthopedic surgeries have been delayed, which will take 7-16 months to work off. Being efficient in the OR has never been more important.

Almost 200 people registered to attend the live presentation and a recording of the session is available online.

Attendees provided positive feedback via a post-webinar survey. The presentation received a 4.3 rating on a 5-point scale with 5 being the best possible score.

“This was a relevant topic to surgical services. The cost of OR delays being laid out was eye-opening,” OR Clinical Development Specialist A. Cuel said.

“Very informative talk. Goes into detail about how something, seemingly a small issue, can cause such significant delay/effects,” said A. Amini, Staff Nurse 2.

“I enjoyed the webinar as it referenced things that are asked all the time from executives. It provided great tools to use when the question arises again,” Manager J. Martinez said.

For more information, visit our webinar page.

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