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The Little Things That Kill … And Cure

March 6, 2015 1:17 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Some strong insight on how sticking to the basics of infection prevention can protect surgical staff and patients from the effects of HAIs.

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Being Proactive Key in Patient Prep

March 5, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Surgical Products recently sat down with Vicki Allen, MSN, RN, and asked her about best practices in avoiding common patient prep mistakes.

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Right Ways to Avoid Wrong Site Events

March 4, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Industry experts weigh in on the best, and often most simple ways to avoid the tragic results of a wrong-site surgery.

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Patient Prep: Keeping It Clean

March 4, 2015 1:10 pm | by Surgical Product Staff | Comments

Rosie D. Lyles, MD, MHA, MSc, Head of Clinical Affairs, Clorox Healthcare, on keeping it clean in the OR suite.

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Overcoming Obstacles to Surgical Plume Evacuation: What’s Stopping You?

March 2, 2015 11:35 am | by Buffalo Filter | Comments

A New Continuing Nursing Education Activity Sponsored by Buffalo Filter.

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Editor's Note: Do No Harm – It Applies to Patients Too

February 25, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Primum non nocere. In a time plagued by rising healthcare costs and shrinking accountability for personal health standards, it shouldn’t just be for surgeons anymore.

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An Alarming Problem with Medical Technology

February 24, 2015 12:13 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief - Medical Design Technology (@SeanFenske) | Comments

With regard to alarm fatigue, middleware helps to ensure the most important alerts get the necessary attention. However, it is a solution that needs to be implemented across an entire hospital landscape to be successful.

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Embedded Technology: The Vital Organ of Wireless and Connected Health

February 24, 2015 11:59 am | by Chris Ault, Senior Product Manager, QNX Software Systems | Comments

Before we get too excited and blindly reliant on the exponential growth of medical apps on our smartphone devices we need to ask; can we rely on the same smartphone device that allows us to play Angry Birds to be trusted with our health and well-being?

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The Future of Hernia Surgery

February 10, 2015 11:20 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Comments

Dr. Bruce Ramshaw has become one of the nation’s leading innovators in hernia repair surgery. In this exclusive interview with Surgical Products, Dr. Ramshaw looks at the current state of hernia repair, how it can improve and what lies ahead for a procedure that impacts millions of lives every year.

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Facilities Facing More Pressure To Prevent Bed Sores

February 9, 2015 12:36 pm | by Kevin Damask | Comments

On average, the cost of managing one full-thickness pressure ulcer can cost nearly $70,000. In the U.S., the total cost for treating pressure ulcers is estimated at $11 billion annually.                                       

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The OR Suite 2.0 … And Counting

February 6, 2015 8:03 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

Hospital and surgery center IT departments are being tasked with networking challenges related to more data flowing at higher transmission speeds. As the OR embraces new hybrid functionality, increased wireless connectivity and greater access to patient information, IT departments are in a constant battle to keep pace.

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Education Key to Safer Electrosurgical Procedures

February 5, 2015 7:54 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

The effects of surgical smoke in the operating room can be hazardous to both medical personnel and patients. Recently, Surgical Products reached out to a number of experts in the field for their input on best practices for managing this element of electrosurgery, and for tips on how to avoid problems that are often overlooked.

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A Closer Look at the Impact of Surgical Smoke

February 4, 2015 11:09 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

Recently, Surgical Products reached out to a number of experts in the field for their input on best practices for managing this element of electrosurgery and tips on how to avoid problems that are often overlooked.                              

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The Value of Single-Use Devices

February 3, 2015 12:55 pm | by Douglas H. McConnell, M.D., F.A.C.S. & Medical Director at OBP Medical | Comments

The ongoing rise of HAIs is costing hospitals more than $5 billion annually. For some hospitals, the solution to this situation lies in the migration from reusable to single-use/disposable medical devices.                                       

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Exploring 4K Technology in the OR

February 2, 2015 10:09 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

The operating room continues to push the limits of procedural innovation and technological capability. Recently, Surgical Products sat down with some industry experts to gauge their input on how many of these new technologies will impact the surgical community, from both an implementation and procurement perspective.

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