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IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced the election results for four board of director positions.

Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

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.

ZOLL Thermogard XP (TGXP) Intravascular Temperature Management System

ZOLL’s Thermogard XP (TGXP) intravascular temperature management system provides health care professionals with the power and control needed to rapidly and accurately manage the core body temperature of critically ill or surgical patients with warming and cooling applications. It offers superior clinical efficiency in reaching and maintaining target temperature,[1-7] while decreasing demands on nursing staff and reducing nursing workload by 74%.[8] A variety of standard central venous catheters (CVCs) and unmatched control regardless of target temperature enable tailoring the treatment to the individual.

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2. Hoedemaekers CW, et al. Critical Care. 2007;11:R91.
3. Knapik P, et al. Kardiologia Polska. 2011;69(11):1157-1163.
4. Mayer SA, et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2004;(3)212:2508-2515.
5. Diringer MN, et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2004;(32)2:559-564.
7. Heard KJ, et al. Resuscitation. 2010;81:9-14.
8. Horn CM, et al. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. 2014 Mar;6(2):91-95.

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