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.
The AAOS 2013 Annual Meeting is anticipated to bring over 14,000 domestic and international orthopaedic surgeons, as well as other healthcare professionals, to Chicago, IL, March 20-22. McCormick Place will be the location for all exhibits and scientific programming.
Congress is AORN's annual perioperative nursing conference featuring the largest surgical tradeshow in the United States, and some of the most gifted experts in the perioperative arena. This high-energy week provides comprehensive and practical sessions designed to give perioperative nurses in every specialty the knowledge and skills they need to become more effective on the job.
January 18-19 in Breckenridge, CO.
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.