This is the digital version of the July/August 2014 issue of Surgical Products magazine.
The complete product directory for the surgical market, the 2015 Surgical Products Buyers' Guide features information on equipment, systems, services, and supplies.
In this issue, improving old and antiquated ORs meant embracing OR integration for one Florida hospital, and the best approach for preventing SSIs employs a bundle of evidence-based practices...
In this issue, facility construction and expansion is on the decline when compared to past years, and the Affordable Care Act is forcing the healthcare industry to re-evaluate everything...
In this issue, an investment in ultraviolet disinfection technology helped one facility tackle C. diff and overhauling its cramped central supply area has led to increased efficiency for one New Jersey hospital.
3D viewing throughout the operating room is an exciting new reality for the healthcare industry. Also in this issue, qualified physician extenders will be critical toward addressing future surgical patient needs, and the education and awareness of the hazards of surgical smoke has increased.
Take a look at the top products from this year's ESP Awards along with a Q&A with Best of Show Winners. Also in this issue, Three industry experts discuss OR waste, sustainable practices, and green healthcare; and cutting-edge technology is only as useful as a facility's ability to leverage it to improve efficiency.
Hybrid OR technology is making a major impact at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. Also in this issue, Pennsylvania's LVHN employs seven UV disinfection systems to fight HAIs and an objective approach to efficiency pays dividends for one Ohio hospital.
The annual surgical spend at the facility of a Surgical Products reader will be about $175,000 this year, and the majority of those surveyed indicated spending on instrumentation will increase. Also in this issue, the prevalence of sharps injuries in the operating room seems to be -- at best -- not changing, and it may be increasing.
The complete product and supplier directory for the surgical market, the 2014 Surgical Products Buyers' Guide features information on equipment, systems, services, and supplies.
Despite some challenges, MIS surgery is poised for sustained growth and development in emerging markets. Also in this issue, evaluating take-apart instruments for laparoscopic procedures is no easy task.
A significant percentage of U.S. hospitals are in the midst of expansion. Also in this issue, integrated operating rooms are changing the way surgery is performed and medicine is practiced.
The busier the environment at your hospital or medical facility, the more difficult it is to track all the steps of surgical prepping with manual processes. Also in this issue, there was a lot to see at the 60th Annual Congress: Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses in San Diego.
A look at the top products from companies that will appear at the upcoming 60th AORN Congress. Also in this issue, a strong desire to dramatically improve OR efficiency led one South Carolina hospital to purchase and implement a real-time process management solution.
A look at the top products from this year's ESP Awards and Best of Show winners talk about their products. Also in this issue, industry experts talk about the considerations that should be made when choosing capital equipment purchases for the OR.