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  • Siemens Joins Global Healthcare Exchange
    ISELIN, NJ-Siemens Medical Solutions has joined Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) as a principal equity member. Siemens, a global supplier of medical technology, joins GHX to improve procurement processes for hospitals and healthcare providers. GHX is an Internet-based ...More
    April 6, 2001 Posted in News
  • VAL MED Links Up with Surgical Instrument Maker
    DALLAS, Tex-Surgical suite designer Val Med has signed a marketing agreement with ConMEd Corporation and its subsidiary Linvatec Corporation. The five-year deal was announced at the AORN conference in March. Linvatec is a leader in arthroscopy and powered surgical ...More
    April 2, 2001 Posted in News
  • Medical Mistakes Caused by Combo Errors
    NEW YORK-Two doctors in New York states last year were accused of operating on the wrong side of a patient's brain and still a third was found guilty of performing surgery on the wrong section of a spinal cord. Another doctor lost his license for removing the left kidney of ...More
    April 2, 2001 Posted in News
  • Preventing Needlesticks:
    Preventing Needlesticks: Evaluating Safety Product Criteria By Michael Garvin Electron microscope image of needle piercing glove surface. In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long awaited standard on Bloodborne Pathogens. After years ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Putting Gloves to the Test
    Putting Gloves to the Test Material testing: a manufacturer's strong point By Lisa Arnseth Whether a procedure is being performed in the OR or in an exam room, gloves are a crucial part of the job. Evaluating the durability of the glove under a variety of situations is not ...More
  • Key Considerations for Medical Glove Selection
    Key Considerations for Medical Glove Selection By Deborah Davis, MS, MBA Infection control is a vital concern in healthcare today, and intelligent and informed use of personal protective equipment is a critical component of your facility's infection control program. Medical ...More
  • Infection Control in Robotic-Driven Operating Rooms
    Infection Control in Robotic-Driven Operating Rooms New OR Designs Support Automation and Help "Keep It Clean" By Scott Hazlett, AIA Advancements in technology continue to drive increased automation in the OR. The trend toward minimally invasive surgical ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Surgery and Central Processing Relationships: A Survey
    Surgery and Central Processing Relationships: A Survey By Jack Donaldson, BSN, CNOR, CSPDM and Kathy Donaldson, RN, CNOR, CSPDT A survey designed to explore Central Processing Department (CPU) staff attitudes regarding their relationship with the Operating Rooms (OR) of ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Preoperative Measures to Prevent Surgical Site Infections
    We regret to report there has been an error in the April, 2001 issue of Infection Control Today®. In the Best Practices article entitled “Preoperative Measures to Prevent Surgical Site Infections,” by Carolyn A. Ramsey, we incorrectly labeled the answer for test question #8 ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 04/2001: What's Happening in Enzymatic Cleaning?
    What's Happening in Enzymatic Cleaning? By Kelli M. Donley Before After Figure 1: Endoscope before and after being cleaned with Olestrazyme. Frank Bass and Bernard Esquenet never thought barnacles would lay the foundation for their careers. Ironically, it was marine ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in Articles