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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.

Zoll Intravascular Temp Management

While traditional external temperature management methods like cooling and warming blankets, gel pads and ice packs remain common in surgical suites, OR nurses and surgeons are recognizing their limitations. Zoll’s Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM) method has been recognized as a safe and effective method for controlling core body temperature that overcomes these limitations and is superior to other cooling methods for achieving and maintaining target temperature.

Zoll’s proprietary IVTM technology gets to the core of the temperature issue by managing patient temperature from the inside out. A Zoll catheter is inserted into the central venous system of a surgical patient (via femoral, subclavian or internal jugular insertion). The Zoll Thermogard XP thermal regulation system controls the temperature of the saline circulating through the catheter balloons via remote sensing of the patient’s temperature. The patient is cooled or warmed as venous blood passes over each balloon, exchanging heat without infusing saline into the patient.

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