In November 2014 the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) issued updated recommended practices for surgical attire. While the recommendations include the use of surgical masks and cover apparel, perhaps most interesting with respect to new science is the focus on scrub attire.
Capable of servicing coronary angiography and open heart surgical procedures in one room, hybrid...
Many providers are turning to UVC decontamination systems to increase infection prevention,...
Achieving Healthcare Reform’s Goals of Higher Quality, Cost Effective Care through Reposable Laparoscopic InstrumentationApril 21, 2015 9:26 am | by Mario Nutis, M.D., FACOG, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director of the Center of Excellence of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Del Sol Hospital Center | Comments
In this era of reform, where surgeons must strive for both positive patient and financial outcomes, many are turning to reposable laparoscopic instrumentation.
I’m looking forward to learning from all members of the surgical community, and have made it a goal to supply you with the most up-to-date and informative content possible.
The results of the brief, online questionnaire will be compiled into a summary for the May issue of Surgical Products.
For our May issue of Surgical Products, we are hosting a brainstorm on how hospitals and surgical centers can dispose of waste in a sustainable way.
As is the case with any growing enterprise, we’ll continue to change and adapt in order to best meet your needs.
Everyone has been touched in some way by cancer. Fundraising for a cause makes us all feel good. It’s somewhat hard to believe that with all of the money thrown at this problem, we aren’t closer to better treatments and subsequent cures.
Models produced by 3D printers are proving to be valuable diagnostic and surgical tools. 3D imaging software is able to produce a physical representation of surgical sites, enabling surgeons to approach the surgery from several different perspectives.
The medical community embracing cutting edge tech is nothing new, the tech however, is constantly new. The connection between telerobotic and remote surgery just got a lot more accommodating, which means the one thing those in the medical world will need is an army of qualified developers.
President Lyndon Johnson apparently also considered healthcare a right. Johnson once told then-senator Hubert Humphrey, "I'll go a hundred million or a billion on health or education ... You got to have health. I may cut back some tanks. But not on health."
“I want the surgery today!” She started to cry. “I’m ninety-four years old. I’ll accept any risk. Just take this thing out!” She looked back and forth between the anesthesiologist and me. Her golf-ball sized tongue cancer had been growing over the past six months.
A recent report from Accenture identified the top five priorities for states with federally-supported Health Innovation Plans. So let's take a look at how these priorities will not only impact the system as a whole, but more specifically, the surgical community.
Now that Republicans have control of Congress, they could possibly keep their promise to repeal ObamaCare—except for two immediate obstacles. One of course is the threat of the Presidential veto. Another is the already apparent willingness of craven politicians to surrender pre-emptively.
The whole country has heard the saga of the President’s sore throat. Many people who have a similar problem—or a true emergency—might compare his treatment with theirs. ...
I always enjoy hearing the latest in 3-D innovation in the operating room, and last week brought another terrific story. ...
The astronauts are halfway to Mars when suddenly one of them develops abdominal pain and requires surgery. What will they do?