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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.

Xenex LightStrike

Xenex’s LightStrike technology helps health care facilities reduce the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) by quickly destroying the pathogens that can cause infections. Easily integrated into a facility’s comprehensive infection prevention program, the portable LightStrike robot uses pulsed xenon to create intense UV light that spans the entire UV spectrum, hitting key areas where bacteria and spores are most vulnerable. Hospitals using LightStrike for OR disinfection have published research showing 46-100% reductions in Class 1 SSI rates and a 72% decrease in bacterial load after a 2-minute cycle – making between-case disinfection possible.

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