Smaller hospitals with less cases might have trouble meeting the proposed standards.
The only way to eliminate surgical smoke as an occupational hazard is to ensure that your...
For the June issue of Surgical Products, we worked with all the industry suppliers to put together a comprehensive 2016 Buyers' Guide which can be used as an easy reference tool throughout the next year.
This week, we were informed of some exciting products that have just been released to the market.
New data shows the common, 15-minute procedure isn't as safe as previously thought.
A study found almost a quarter of patients received the wrong dosage of a pressure-blocking medication before and during surgery, putting them at risk for complications.
Patients who watched a medically-based television show were less likely to take preventative medications.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend healthcare facilities keep a look out for MERS, although no cases have been reported in the United States since the May outbreak began.
Researchers found several weight-related factors that contributed to post-op complications for obese patients, including death.
The useful tools that help patients may also put a target on their backs for hackers.
A study found when teams are accountable to each other, follow evidence-based practices and engage patients, outcomes are consistently better.
A study evaluated the quality improvement (QI) program and found it increased patient experience, while also reducing infection rates and decreasing length of stay.
On Tuesday, 150 stakeholders weighed in on antibiotic-resistant bacteria during the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.
The practice of "ballooning" the vessel after the wire mesh is inserted can double the risk of death and stroke during or shortly after the procedure, a study found.
Mayo Clinic decided to figure out why surgical mistakes are made and unearthed 628 human factors that cause them.
A study found African Americans and European Americans typically need different dose sizes to achieve similar results.
Suppliers have shared their new products with us, including new electrosurgery units, warming cabinets, protection trays, disinfectant and UV decontamination systems.
The portable probe successfully measures liver function in potential organ donations and no longer requires visual inspection.
Research shows the number of eligible organ donors whose loved ones consent to organ donation vary across the country.
Researchers looked to see if pre-surgery beta-blockers were as harmful as they're said to be.
The patient had a spinal tumor removed endoscopically, all while she was awake so she could give the surgeon feedback.
As part of Heart Disease Awareness Month this past February, Modular Devices made a list of advancements in medical technology since the 1950's.
Screening for hepatitis C has become a standard, but a new model of tests and evaluations could help find which patients are more likely to have complications.
The study, believed to be the first to look at CKD in children who have received lung transplants, also found that those children with high levels of tacrolimus circulating in the blood and those who experience at least one episode of acute kidney injury during their recovery also appear to be at greater risk for CKD.
"While the clinical information that ambulance crews call in to trauma centers was sufficient to determine the presence of a life-threatening hemorrhage in about half the patients we studied, many other patients were in a 'grey area' and may or may not have been at risk of bleeding to death," an expert said.
For medical practices, having more unique doctors on staff and having doctors see more patients doesn't necessarily lead to improved patient outcomes--and in fact, may have the opposite effect.
"CUSP reinforces the importance of teamwork and just culture, where every member of the team is empowered to speak up if something’s not right and everyone is accountable for keeping patients from harm," an expert said.
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