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Self-Gripping Mesh

October 2, 2009 7:10 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Parietex™ ProGrip™ Mesh from Covidien is the a self-gripping, semi-resorbable, lightweight mesh available for open inguinal hernia repair. Features of the biocomponent mesh include: Monofilament polyester (PET). A resorbable polylactic acid (PLA) gripping system.

Quantity Not Concerned About OR Quality

October 2, 2009 6:51 am | by Jeff Reinke | Product Releases | Comments

With a background in the manufacturing realm, a recent newsbyte about the medical marketplace really resonated and alarmed me. It was a release describing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, or NSQIP, and how some participating hospitals saw improvements in both patient mortality and morbidity to the tune of over 500 fewer complications per year.

Women Are Unaware Of Key Factors In Breast Cancer Treatment

October 2, 2009 6:49 am | Articles | Comments

American College Of Surgeons survey reveals low awareness about the importance of breast care center accreditation According to new research from the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), two-thirds of women (66 percent) did not know about accreditation of breast care centers, what it means, and why it is important.

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Hospitals Need To Have “Surge Plans”

October 2, 2009 6:48 am | News | Comments

Report indicates the people catching the swine flu could up hospitals in 15 states, forcing hospitals to postpone elective surgeries and bring in mobile hospital units WASHINGTON (AP) — If a third of people wind up catching swine flu, 15 states could run out of hospital beds around the time the outbreak peaks, a new report warns Thursday.

Company Offers Free Freight On Small Procedure Cart Orders To Novation Members

October 2, 2009 6:47 am | Stanley Innerspace | News | Comments

The company’s limited-time offer on orders is availale between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2009    Grand Rapids, Mich. (September 30, 2009) -- Stanley InnerSpace, a provider of storage and inventory solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it is offering free freight on small procedure cart orders placed through Novation contract between Oct.

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$1 Million Grants Available To Improve Efficiency, Quality Of Care

October 2, 2009 6:46 am | News | Comments

Cardinal Health Foundation invites healthcare providers to apply for the new ‘E3 Grant program’ DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2009 — The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced it will award more than $1 million in funding to help U.S. hospitals, health systems and community health clinics improve the efficiency and quality of care.

Company Launches Integrated Healthcare Division

October 2, 2009 6:45 am | News | Comments

The new division offers complete solutions for clinical storage, mobile computing and medication management WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (October 1, 2009) – Metro, a provider of technology, storage and transport solutions for healthcare facilities and other industries, has realigned its healthcare division to drive innovation and improve patient care by integrating its clinical storage products with Flo Healthcare, Lionville Systems and medDISPENSE’s market-leading mobile computing and medication management solutions.

Surgical Team Develops Time Out Checklist

October 1, 2009 5:30 am | Videos | Comments

The surgical team at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla created and implemented a new check list for the Time Out process based on the World Health Organization's three part check list. The hospital designed the check lists to be specialty-specific to address the unique issues of each surgical specialty.

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Infection Prevention In The Operating Room

October 1, 2009 5:29 am | Videos | Comments

View a clip from Envision's "Infection Control in the Operating Room" healthcare training video for hospital and ambulatory surgery staff. Based on AORN recommendations and infection control standards the full program can be used to train all healthcare professionals who provide pre-, intra-, or post-operative care to surgical patients.

Bariatric Surgery In Teens—A Narrow Window Of Opportunity

September 30, 2009 6:34 am | Articles | Comments

Waiting too long to consider weight-loss surgery could mean the patient remains obese even after surgery A recent study evaluating clinical characteristics of teens who have undergone laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery from 2002 until 2007, doctors may have a much narrower window of opportunity to reverse morbid obesity in teens than originally realized, a recent article reports.

Companies Combine Technologies To Expand Integrated ORs

September 30, 2009 6:33 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | News | Comments

The agreement will help to give remote surgeons seamless connectivity with surgical teams EL SEGUNDO, CA (March 17, 2009)—KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., a world leader in minimally invasive endoscopic technologies and fully integrated operating room solutions, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with InTouch Health®, the world leader in Remote Presence healthcare solutions.

FDA OK’s New Endotracheal Tube

September 30, 2009 6:31 am | Covidien | News | Comments

New version of the device could potentially reduce risk of complications after surgery that may be caused by aspiration of fluids into the lungs BOULDER, CO –September 30, 2009 – Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in mechanical ventilation and respiratory care devices, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.

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Patient Data Module

September 30, 2009 6:29 am | GE Healthcare Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

The CARESCAPE Patient Data Module, high-acuity mobile patient monitoring from GE Healthcare features: A unique, close-to-the-patient, self-powered design that alleviates common portability constraints. A lightweight, miniature design that allows it to stay with the patient to capture and store all patient measurements—both standard and specialty—providing clinicians with the unique ability to maintain critical baseline measurements typically lost during transport.

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