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HAI Reductions: Infection Control Personnel Lead the Way

May 5, 2015 9:57 am | by Sam Neylon, digital reporter | Articles | Comments

HAI’s only show up in the news when there is a crisis. Within the last year, the two biggest stories have been the struggle with Ebola, and the recent superbug incidents on the West Coast.

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Profiling Helps Match Lung Cancer Cases to Treatment

May 5, 2015 9:50 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The recent introduction of targeted therapies has led to improved patient survival, but only patients whose tumors have a specific genetic change are eligible for such treatments.

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Clingfish Could Inspire Better Medical Devices, Whale Tags

May 5, 2015 9:19 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

These fish actually hold on better to rough surfaces than to smooth ones, putting to shame industrial suction devices that give way with the slightest uneven surface. 

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Biogel PI Micro Surgical Glove

May 4, 2015 10:56 pm | by Mölnlycke Health Care | Mölnlycke Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding the Mölnlycke Health Care surgical glove range, the Biogel PI Micro surgical glove offers new levels of comfort, flexibility and protection.

May 2015

May 4, 2015 4:01 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Surgical Products found the pulse of trends in the OR for this month's edition. It met with experts on topics like minimally-invasive surgery, opioids, OR management, preventing surgical site infections and more. 

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3M Steri-Vac Sterilizer/Aerator GS Series

May 4, 2015 4:01 pm | by 3M Health Care | 3M Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

The 3M Steri-Vac Sterilizer/Aerator GS series uses 100 percent ethylene oxide (EO) in single-dose cartridges to safely, effectively, and economically sterilize heat- and moisture-sensitive equipment.

ACS Promotes Latest Growth Strategy

May 4, 2015 3:55 pm | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Articles | Comments

Surgical Products recently sat down with Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons (ACS), to discuss the organization’s efforts to promote more of its benefits to grow the number of members, particularly amongst those in the beginning stages of their surgical careers.

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Readers Evaluate Green Options

May 4, 2015 3:40 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

The World Health Organization reports, of the total amount of waste generated by healthcare activities each year, about 80 percent is general waste and the other 20 percent is considered hazardous, meaning its infectious, toxic or radioactive.

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Round Table on UV Disinfection

May 4, 2015 3:34 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Spectra254, Tru-D and Xenex all manufacture UV light disinfection products and took time to participate in a round table discussion about UV disinfection.

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What's the Buzz on Surgical Robots

May 4, 2015 3:27 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

As more surgical robots are being released to the market, more than half of Surgical Products’ readers report working in a facility with one of these devices. This number was derived from a recent reader survey.

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How SSIs are Prevented

May 4, 2015 3:22 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“There are a variety of things that we do to prevent surgical site infection,” a perioperative nursing specialist said, listing off tasks like maintaining positive air exchanges, wiping down equipment and using sterile techniques. “I think that every preoperative team member does everything they can to prevent surgical site infections in their patient and to keep them safe during surgery.”

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OR Management Moves Mobile, is Becoming Comprehensive

May 4, 2015 3:08 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“Change, by virtue of the fact it’s change, is always particularity challenging,” an industry expert said. 

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Opting Out of Opioids

May 4, 2015 2:53 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

 “Most surgeons throughout the country are now treating postoperative pain with as little amounts of opioids as possible, secondary to their addictive nature as well as a significant of opioids related adverse events that not only prolong stay, but can cause major complications,” a surgeon explained. 

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Challenges to MIS

May 4, 2015 2:32 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

 “I think the economic realities of today are such that surgeons are being asked to do more and more in their practices,” an expert said. “It’s hard to get away from your practice and commit to that ongoing training and education. I think that’s one barrier that’s out there that hasn’t been addressed.” 

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Happy Hospital Week

May 4, 2015 2:21 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

While you were providing a solution to our situations by providing medical care, all we could think about was the glaring issue at hand.

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