Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) cloths are the first and only FDA-approved, alcohol-free applicator cloths designed for easy patient preoperative skin preparation, and are effective against resistant organisms including MRSA, VRE and others. These rinse-free, quick-drying cloths reduce these microorganisms on the skin, a known factor for surgical site infections (SSIs).
Stryker Orthopaedics introduces its Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System, which is designed to help recreate the anatomy and hip biomechanics of individual patients. The system was developed to optimize anatomic restoration. According to the company, the system features: Options that offer enhanced stability, modularity and intra-operative flexibility.
Solos Endoscopy MammoView™ Breast Endoscopy System employs advanced microendoscopes and optical technology to give physicians sharp, clear images of the milk ducts, where the majority of breast cancers arise. The MammoView™ system distinguishes and inspects suspicious precancerous lesions undetectable by other methods.
Should hospitals send twitter "updates" on patients undergoing complicated catheter ablation procedures using "pre-approved" scripted story lines? In a far corner of the operating room Thursday, a Web producer and a cardiac expert with St. Vincent’s huddled over a laptop.
Researchers explore the effect not adhering to the product guidelines has on the efficacy of CHG as a surgical antisepsis in patient prep. February 17, 2010 Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is often diluted prior to its use in surgical antisepsis and is applied in a one-scrub application. The manufacturer of this solution, however, does not advocate dilution of the product and recommends a two-scrub application.
Repairing birth defects in the womb. Inserting a tiny laser into the mother's uterus to seal off an abnormal blood flow and save fetal twins. Advancing the science that may allow doctors to deliver cells or DNA to treat sickle cell anemia and other genetic diseases before birth. These are examples of the still-emerging field of fetal surgery.
Retailer Lowe’s will offer its employees heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, under an alliance between the hospital and the home improvement chain. Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s says the new benefit will provide full-time workers and their covered dependents with the “best of the best&rdquo in cardiac care, with lower out-of-pocket expenses than at other facilities.
(Reuters) A simple, inexpensive test of reaction time may help determine on the sidelines whether an athlete has suffered a concussion, according to research from the American Academy of Neurology. Research has shown that reaction time is slower after a concussion – even as long as several days after other symptoms have resolved.
Robert Peacock is no celebrity, but his heart may be on its way to becoming one. He allowed St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville to tweet his heart procedure, with a hospital representative giving a snip-by-snip account of the procedure live on Twitter. For the occasion, he insisted on star treatment.
It took five months for a Czech woman to discover the reason for her abdominal pain – surgeons had left a medical tool inside her abdomen. Doctors at a clinic in the southeastern town of Ivancice discovered their colleagues had forgotten to remove a spatula-like surgical instrument from the woman following gynecological surgery in September.
AORN, APIC and CDC recommend using surgical clippers to remove hair from a surgical site. Surgical clipper manufacturers recommend using medical tape to remove hair remnants, for a large surgical site this can be a tedious and expensive task. The new Medicus Health Pre-Op Glove has an adhesive back to pick up all the tiny hair remnants and lint from the patients skin in one easy step.
As wrong site, wrong procedure and wrong person surgery continues to remain an important safety issue, Sandel Medical Industries introduces a new product to its TIME OUT® product portfolio. The new Non-Woven TIME OUT Beacon™ is a disposable, bio-degradable option for hospitals.
Hospitals today are looking for ways to “go green” in their processes, especially in the OR. Reusing surgical instruments and equipment is one way the OR can be more eco-friendly in its practices, but it’s important how to do so properly. Here, Matt Rudolph, Vice President of Operations and Chief Customer Advocate for Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp.
By Zoe Kiren Deol, MD, FACS As I pack for my much-anticipated trip to Dubai (which I affectionately refer to as the “Lost Vegas” of the Middle East), and Jordan, I am making a conscious effort to recite my meditation mantra over and over in my head in an attempt to remain calm.
Revisional bariatric surgery appears to be associated with a higher risk of complications than the initial procedure, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Surgery . Surgical treatment is currently the only effective approach for long-term weight loss in the severely obese, according to background information in the article.