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Home-Laundered Surgical Scrubs Show Greater Bacterial Contamination

January 8, 2010 5:39 am | Mölnlycke Health Care | News | Comments

Study shows bacterial contamination associated with home-laundered surgical scrubs is significantly greater than other options. Facility-laundered, third-party laundered and single-use scrubs are “cleaner.” January 8, 2010 A study comparing the aerobic bacterial bioburden associated with surgical scrub attire shows significantly greater contamination among home-laundered attire than scrubs laundered by the healthcare facility, scrubs sent out by the facility to a third-party company for laundering, or single use/disposable scrubs.

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Glove Safety

January 7, 2010 5:40 am | Videos | Comments

Unlike some forms of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gowns or masks which are worn only during particular situations, gloves are worn constantly on a daily basis. This video clip from HCPros "Personal Protective Equipment Training Video," shows how to safely put on and remove medical gloves.

da Vinci Myomectomy

January 7, 2010 5:39 am | Videos | Comments

This is a surgical procedure of laparoscopic myomectomy being performed with the use of da Vinci Surgical System. This patient had minimal blood loss and was able to go home from the hospital within 23 hours. Return to normal activity within two weeks.

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The Difference Between Respirators And Surgical Masks

January 7, 2010 5:38 am | Videos | Comments

A surgical mask is not a respirator and that's an important distinction for you and your employer to understand. So let’s review the significant differences between the two. You have a right to a safe and healthful workplace.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion

January 7, 2010 5:38 am | Videos | Comments

Jeffrey J. Larson, M.D. performs a minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery using the anterior approach.

ER Lawsuits Stem From Delays

January 6, 2010 8:00 am | News | Comments

Three hospital malpractice lawsuits have been filed recently against facilities that allegedly failed to treat patients in a timely manner, contributing to the deaths of one adult woman and two newborns. Two of the lawsuits were filed against University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas by women who claim that the hospital failed to treat them while they were in labor, resulting in the deaths of their newborn children.

The True Costs Of Malpractice Claims

January 6, 2010 7:33 am | News | Comments

Tennessee doctors continue to fend off the vast majority of malpractice suits filed, but the five-year trend is unmistakable, and the price of success seems to grow higher every year. Physicians and their insurance companies traditionally close up to 85 percent of malpractice cases without paying a penny to plaintiffs, but in the latest year of data available, 2007, the cost of those wins was up 17.

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Quick, Quiet And Out Of Sight

January 6, 2010 7:21 am | Articles | Comments

Stanford Hospital ’s pneumatic tube system is a medical care superhighway January 6, 2010 Stanford Hospital Chief Engineer Leander Robinson at one of the pneumatic tube system's control clusters. (Photo: Business Wire) One of the most important working parts of Stanford Hospital is practically invisible and its invention dates back more than 200 years.

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Doctor-Patient Communication

January 6, 2010 7:18 am | by Amanda McGowan, editor | Product Releases | Comments

Are you listening to your patients? Are they telling you all that they should be? Why surgeon communication skills are crucial. January 6, 2010 I read a blog yesterday in which the author wrote about her father. Her father has a significant family history related to cancer---his own father and his brother had died from the same form.

Latex-Free, Micro-Thin Glove

January 6, 2010 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ansell’s new Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro surgical glove is a latex-free, micro-thin glove that is safe to use for latex-sensitive (Type I) healthcare professional and patients. According to the company, features include: Ideal use for delicate procedures in ophthalmic, micro and cardiovascular surgery, without the risks associated with natural rubber latex sensitization.

High-Performance Surgical Apparel

January 6, 2010 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

An advanced synthetic material that is breathable and flexible to keep surgeons and nurses dry and comfortable for multiple hours in the OR. Use of ACTIVE MOISTURE MANAGEMENT™ technology to transfer excess moisture from the surface of the skin and transport it to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates quickly, allowing the body to cool naturally and helping to regulate body temperature.

Donors Not Necessary - We Have Clones

January 6, 2010 7:09 am | News | Comments

Reuters It may still seem to be in the realm of science fiction, but nearly half of Americans believe cloning organs will be routine by 2020, according to a new poll. People questioned in a Zogby interactive survey said use of stem cells and cloned organs will be commonplace in the next decade.

Wrapping Up Organ Transplants

January 6, 2010 6:55 am | News | Comments

Scientists in Texas are reporting development of a first-of-its-kind cloth that releases nitric oxide gas — an advance towards making therapeutic socks for people with diabetes and a wrap to help preserve organs harvested for transplantation. The study is covered in Chemistry of Materials , a bi-weekly journal from ACS.

Wrist Cuffing System

January 6, 2010 6:44 am | Safety-Med Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

January 6, 2010 The new line of protective gowns from Safety-Med Products incorporates a fully-optional advanced cuffing system. The taXX™ SLEEVE GUARD™ is designed with removable finger tacks that enable personnel to select among four cuff restraint styles.

High-Tech Devices Aid Bariatrics

January 6, 2010 6:25 am | News | Comments

Alicia Chang, AP The fight against fat is going high-tech. To get an inside look at eating and exercise habits, scientists are developing wearable wireless sensors to monitor overweight and obese people as they go about their daily lives. The experimental devices are designed to keep track of how many minutes they work out, how much food they consume and even whether they are at a fast-food joint when they should be in the park.

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