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  • New Publication Links Worker Health and Productivity
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz-A new publication and Web site has been designed to provide resources for companies, public employers, and other organizations that want more information for their health programs. Health and Productivity Management (HPM) has information on leadership and ...More
    April 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • Leadership at AORN Changes
    DENVER, Colo-Sheila L. Allen, RN, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA, became the national president of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) at the association's 48th annual congress in Dallas last month. Allen, who is currently a staff nurse at Baton Rouge General Medical ...More
    April 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • Hospital Bed Capacity Down
    WASHINGTON, DC-The District of Columbia Hospital Association recently issued a report which showed the bed capacity in Washington, DC, hospitals decreased more than 22% from 1995 to 1999. EYT, formerly Ernst and Young Technologies, has launched a Critical Care Tracking ...More
    April 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • Animal Studies Help Treat End-Stage Skin and Kidney Cancers
    NEW ORLEANS, La-Advanced skin and end-stage kidney cancer patients may have a better chance of survival because of a new synthetic enzyme. The findings of several animal studies using the synthetic enzyme were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's 92nd ...More
    April 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • 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