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Surgery Could be the New DIY Trend - Maybe

July 27, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

A researcher is developing a surgical robot for the commercial market. 

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We've Come a Long Way in Surgical Procedures

July 22, 2015 2:27 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

From vaginal mesh complications to shockingly unpleasant defibrillators, we've come a long way in surgical procedures. 

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ACS: New Surgeon Rating Sites Need Improvement

July 22, 2015 2:09 pm | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

Two groups launched websites with surgeon evaluations. Unfortunately, their usefulness is questionable for a number of reasons.

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Protect the Surface, Protect the Patient: A Look at Recent Antibiotic-Resistant Testing

July 17, 2015 3:30 pm | by Lise Moloney, Director of Business Development, Healthcare Sciessent LLC | Comments

Antibiotic-resistant infections are, unfortunately, a very real threat across the globe. 

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We've Come a Long Way in Breast Implants

July 16, 2015 9:19 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

The first true breast implant was surgically inserted in 1895.

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Culture of Safety Applies to Both Patients, Staff

July 13, 2015 11:07 am | by Patty Taylor, vice president of professional education and clinical affairs for Ansell | Comments

Handling a patient is often complex and unpredictable, impacted by the patient’s physical condition, mental orientation, and personality. 

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Changes and Consistencies in Anesthesia

July 13, 2015 10:41 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Anesthesiologists are experiencing changes, but also consistencies. Julie Anderson, general manager of Sharn Inc., pointed out a couple. 

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Recent Releases: Hand Hygiene Compliance, Antimicrobial Textiles and More

July 10, 2015 9:52 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

This week, we were informed of some exciting products that have just been released to the market, including ones from Encompass Group, Halyard Health, InnerSpace, SilvaClean, SR Instruments, STERIS and 3M.

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Google’s Wristband has Patient Monitoring Potential

July 9, 2015 9:11 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Comments

Another wristband fitness tracker? Maybe not.

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Another Reason to Rethink Opioids

July 7, 2015 3:18 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Opioids have been the go-to for years, but they could be causing a larger issue.

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5 Things You Missed in Infection Control

June 30, 2015 10:01 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

The hot topic of infection control was the theme of conversation this weekend. 

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U.S. Lags on Surgical Plume Laws

June 29, 2015 9:25 am | by Robert Scroggins, BSN, RN, CMLSO, Clinical Programs Manager for Buffalo Filter | Comments

The only way to eliminate surgical smoke as an occupational hazard is to ensure that your facility has a policy in place. 

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System Needs to Support Surgical Teams

June 24, 2015 9:56 am | by Mark Chassin, president of The Joint Commission, and Linda Groah, executive director of AORN | Comments

Industry leaders remind staff they're not infallible, and the healthcare system needs to support them to prevent error. 

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Call a Time Out Today (and Every Day)

June 24, 2015 9:36 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Two weeks have passed since National Time Out Day, but remembering those meetings is important for both patients and staff. 

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We've Come a Long Way in Catheters

June 23, 2015 9:18 am | by Sam Brusco, associate editor of Medical Design Technology | Comments

Catheters have been used throughout history and were made with all sorts of uncomfortable materials. 

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We've Come a Long Way in Sutures

June 23, 2015 9:15 am | by Sam Brusco, associate editor of Medical Design Technology | Comments

The earliest mention of sutures as we know them came in 3,000 B.C., in ancient Egypt, and the oldest known suture dates back to a mummy from 1,100 B.C.

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