To comply with a provision in the Affordable Care Act, drug and device manufacturers, along with group purchasing organizations, will have to disclose all of their payments and other compensation to physicians and teaching hospitals. Those who don’t comply could be fined.
The donated instruments, valued at $4,380, will be provided to the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in Accra, Ghana for use in orthopedic procedures to help alleviate musculoskeletal problems including complex spine and pediatric orthopedic disorders. Surgical instruments are in need as FOCOS hopes to complete more than 175 surgeries in 2013.
New CDC Study Confirms Effectiveness Of UV-C Disinfection In Reducing Harmful Pathogens For HospitalsApril 22, 2013 12:56 pm | News | Comments
A recent study funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epicenters Program supports and expands on previously published studies confirming the effectiveness of an automated UV-C-emitting device to combat the pathogens Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and Acinetobacter spp.
A recent paper's finding as that hospitals in Pennsylvania that had 10% more nurses with BSN degrees were found to have 2.12 fewer deaths per 1000 postop patients than those that did not. The authors extrapolated this, saying that if all the hospitals they surveyed had the same percentage of BSN nurses as the best performers, 500 deaths may have been avoided.
Sony Corp. and Olympus Corp. set up a new joint venture Tuesday by merging their medical businesses, with an eye to marketing new endoscopes and other medical equipment within a few years. Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc., Sony's consolidated subsidiary, plans to develop high-end medical devices that utilize three-dimensional technology and Sony's "4K" imaging technology.
Although hip fractures in older patients are known to be a significant cause of long term disability and increased risk of death, not nearly as much is known about the relationship between surgical delay after hip fracture and mortality risk.
Giving nitrous oxide as part of general anesthesia for noncardiac surgery doesn't increase the rate of complications and death—and might even decrease the risk of such events, according to a pair of studies. But an accompanying series of editorials points out some important limitations of the two studies.
Emergency management is a focus at every hospital. Throughout the year, drills are done in conjunction with various agencies and organizations. However, nothing provides the same lessons that real-life experience can give. The bombings in Boston have certainly provided a number of valuable lessons for facilities.
The new Great White Platinum Stirrups from SchureMed have the following notable features: higher weight capacity, a larger boot to comfortably fit larger lower legs, an innovative handle design, three axes of movement, among more.
Kebby Vial Decappers are used to remove crimped aluminum seals from vials in a safe manner with little effort. Seals are removed by simply gripping the seal using a tipping or rolling motion.
Brasseler USA Surgical Power & Accessories introduces its new universal large bone saw blade design that allows current customers who have Stryker System 7, 6, 5, 4 and 2000 to stock one inventory of compatible replacement saw blades at factory direct prices, without sacrificing quality.
Ethicon, Inc. today announced the launch of a new brand strategy that will unify the brands of Ethicon, Inc. and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. - two companies with long histories of medical innovation - to create the most comprehensive and global surgical care organization in the world.
Post Medical, Inc. is proud to announce its offering of customized OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and DOT Hazardous Materials for Regulated Medical Waste training. Each customized training program is available by webinar or on-site. Whether you are a medical waste generator or medical waste disposal company, these interactive training options offer you a real life resource, leaving no issue unresolved.
Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award From American College Of Surgeons' Commission On CancerApril 19, 2013 4:56 pm | News | Comments
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 79 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States. Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted last year.
Despite the desperate need for new antibiotics to combat increasingly deadly resistant bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved only one new systemic antibiotic since the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) launched its 10 x '20 Initiative in 2010 — and that drug was approved two and a half years ago.