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Research: Adrenaline Does Little To Increase Patient's Survival After Cardiac Arrest
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Confidently Control Infectious Fluid Waste
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New Smartphone Apps Remind Patients To Take Their Meds
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AORN Foundation, Covidien Team To Offer New Tools For Emerging Nurse Leaders
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Confidently Control Infectious Fluid Waste

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Hospital acquired infections are a constant concern. They harm both the patient and/or the staff member who was exposed. They also have a very negative financial impact on the hospital. How often are we asked if we are doing everything we can to protect our patients, and ourselves as healthcare workers, from the hazards of a hospital acquired infection?


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Planning Your OR Renovation in 5 Easy Steps

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Whether you are planning on updating an older room, changing the characteristics of a room to improve the surgical output or transforming a space to offer cutting edge procedures to attract world class surgeons, the process doesn’t change. Big or small all renovation projects follow the same rules.


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Research: Adrenaline Does Little To Increase Patient's Survival After Cardiac Arrest

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"The vast number of patients who have a cardiac arrest get adrenaline, which has been the drug recommended in treating cardiac arrest for decades," said Dr. Steve Lin, an emergency physician and trauma team leader at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital. "Yet, despite advances in medical treatment, long-term survival rates of patients who suffer a cardiac outside a hospital and receive adrenaline remains low..."


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New Smartphone Apps Remind Patients To Take Their Meds

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Only about half of patients take medication as prescribed, resulting in unnecessary hospital admissions and ER visits that cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion a year. To help combat the problem, many doctors are trying a more high-tech approach: They're recommending smartphone apps that send reminders to patients to take their medications and record when they take each one...


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ivNow: Streamlined Fluid Warming

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Increase regulatory compliance: ivNow displays actual temperature and records shelf life of every bag. Improve processes: Efficiently warm patients from admission to discharge and save space and footsteps by warming fluids at the point of use. Save money: Reduce disposable costs while warming 20-140 liters of fluid over 12 hours. Increase reimbursements: Reduce SSIs and time spent in the PACU. Increase patient satisfaction surveys & clinical outcomes.


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AORN Foundation, Covidien Team To Offer New Tools For Emerging Nurse Leaders

In a move aimed at giving nursing professionals the tools they need to address rapidly changing practices and cost structures, the AORN Foundation is teaming with Covidien on an initiative that will provide nurse leaders with a core set of financial and management tools to complement their clinical expertise...


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Expect Changes In Appetite, Taste Of Food After Weight-Loss Surgery

Changes in appetite, taste, and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery during which one’s stomach is made smaller and small intestines shortened. These sensory changes are not all negative, and could lead to more weight loss among patients...


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A Challenging Environment Driving the Industry’s Priority Objectives

Surgical Products is the No. 1 requested brand for all of the major buying influences surrounding the OR, including Surgeons, Nurses and OR Managers, Supervisors of Infection Control, Central Services, Emergency Department and ICU, Administrators, Purchasing Directors, and Materials Managers.


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AORN Advises One RN Circulator For Every Surgical Patient, Touts Staffing, On-Call Practice Guidelines

Evolving models of healthcare delivery are affecting perioperative nursing practice across diverse settings, prompting AORN to study perioperative nurse staffing issues and to revise  an official position statement on “One Perioperative Registered Nurse Circulator Dedicated to Every Patient Undergoing an Operative or Other Invasive Procedure” and an official position statement on “Perioperative Safe Staffing and On-Call Practices...”


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PRODUCTS

Control OR

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Control OR from FSN Medical Technologies is the solution for compact, robust medical video integration. The system manages up to 10 separate input sources and maintains signal integrity to output displays. Control OR’s intuitive tablet interface can route video, adjust picture layouts, freeze images, or make subtle changes to individual user settings.


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BevMD, a medical beverage company, recently introduced the first U.S.-patented and American Society of Anesthesiologist-approved preoperative-beverage: Clearfast. This scientifically formulated, carbohydrate-rich beverage is the only product of its kind in the U.S. designed for preoperative use; offering the right carbohydrates to safely clear the system prior to surgery while reducing metabolic stress.


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