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daVinci Thyroidectomy

January 14, 2010 6:01 am Videos Comments

The endoscopic portion of a left thyroid lobectomy is performed by Dr. Ron Kuppersmith using the daVinci Surgical System via the transaxillary approach. No neck incisions are used in this procedure, which was performed at the Texas Institute for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.

Hospital "Goes Green" By Reducing Waste, Water Consumption

January 14, 2010 6:01 am Videos Comments

Using water- and energy- efficient washers and sterilizers, this hospital is working to reduce water and energy consumption, as well as reduce the hospital's overall waste.

Surgeons Outline Marathon Procedure

January 14, 2010 5:59 am Videos Comments

The medical team that separated the conjoined Bangladeshi twins Krishna and Trishna describe the 31-hour surgical procedure.


Glove Safety

January 7, 2010 5:40 am Videos Comments

Unlike some forms of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gowns or masks which are worn only during particular situations, gloves are worn constantly on a daily basis. This video clip from HCPros "Personal Protective Equipment Training Video," shows how to safely put on and remove medical gloves.

da Vinci Myomectomy

January 7, 2010 5:39 am Videos Comments

This is a surgical procedure of laparoscopic myomectomy being performed with the use of da Vinci Surgical System. This patient had minimal blood loss and was able to go home from the hospital within 23 hours. Return to normal activity within two weeks.

The Difference Between Respirators And Surgical Masks

January 7, 2010 5:38 am Videos Comments

A surgical mask is not a respirator and that's an important distinction for you and your employer to understand. So let’s review the significant differences between the two. You have a right to a safe and healthful workplace.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion

January 7, 2010 5:38 am Videos Comments

Jeffrey J. Larson, M.D. performs a minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery using the anterior approach.


WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives Checklist In A Trauma Surgery

December 22, 2009 1:42 pm Videos Comments

This is a demonstration of how the WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives Checkist functions in an operation, in this case a trauma surgery. For more information on the Checklist and the Safe Surgery Saves Lives Campaign, visit www.

Breast Lumpectomy Surgery

December 22, 2009 1:41 pm Videos Comments

Note: There is no audio to accompany this video PEAK Surgical has developed a family of disposable surgical cutting and coagulation tools ideal for breast lumpectomy surgery. PlasmaBlade offers the technology needed for a variety of procedures: The PlasmaBlade, which is designed to be used to cut through all types of soft tissue, including skin, fat and muscle.

How To Use The Pyxis SupplyStation®

December 22, 2009 1:40 pm Videos Comments

This educational video used for student orientation at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center on how to use the Pyxis SupplyStation® as a storage and supply automation solution.

Primary Pelvic Floor Repair With Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy

December 22, 2009 1:39 pm Videos Comments

Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH) is a common advanced laparoscopic procedure offered as treatment for a number of gynecologic problems. Ideas vary among surgeons regarding optimal closing techniques of the cervix and pelvic floor.

Temperature Control For Critically Ill Patients

December 17, 2009 5:47 am | Medivance Videos Comments

The Arctic Sun from Medivance controls the temperature of the water circulating through the ArcticGel Pads via a patient/temperature feedback loop. The patient can be cooled or kept normothermic as the pads transfer heat from patient—without posing the risk of DVT, insertion site bleeding or infection associated with catheters.

Medical Center Works To Reduce Retained Sponges

December 17, 2009 5:45 am Videos Comments

Loyola University Medical Center uses Surgicount Medical Safety Sponge system to track sponges before and after surgery, helping to reduce instances of retained surgical sponges in patients.

Anterior Hip Resurfacing

December 17, 2009 5:44 am Videos Comments

Dr. Stefan Kreuzer performs a direct anterior approach for total hip resurfacing, one of the minimally invasive techniques used in hip resurfacing surgery.


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