Operating Room (OR)

  • Future Technology in the OR Could Decrease Surgery Times, Risk of Infection
    Surgeons of the future might use a system that recognizes hand gestures as commands to control a robotic scrub nurse or tell a computer to display medical images of the patient during an operation. Both the hand-gesture recognition and robotic nurse innovations might help ...More
    February 3, 2011 Posted in News
  • Global Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays Market to Reach $19.9 Billion by 2015, Report Says
    A new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. indicates that the market for prepackaged medical kits and trays has been flooded with a vast range of products with customized packages for almost every type of invasive procedure. The report says that while the industry is ...More
    January 19, 2011 Posted in News
  • Research Indicates Efficacy of SurgiCount Safety Sponge System
    Results of a multi-year, independent clinical research study on retained surgical sponges published in the February edition of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety show that the institution implementing the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System eliminated ...More
    January 18, 2011 Posted in News
  • AORN Announces Legislative Priorities for 2011
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), with a membership base of 40,000 RNs and representing the interests of 140,000 perioperative registered nurses in the U.S., has announced it will target seven states in 2011 to enact RN as Circulator. The ...More
    January 7, 2011 Posted in News
  • Surgical Information Systems Enters New Phase of Growth
    Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a leading middle-market equity investment firm, has acquired the company from Vista Equity Partners. The current SIS executive team, led by ...More
    January 7, 2011 Posted in News
  • AORN Announces Award Recipients for 2011
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) announces the following individual award recipients for 2011. Although Chapter Excellence Award recipients have been chosen, these results will be announced at AORN Congress to be held in Philadelphia March 18-24. ...More
    January 4, 2011 Posted in News
  • Hand Contamination from Anesthesiologists Linked to Bacterial Transmission During Surgery
    Contaminating bacteria are very commonly found on the hands of anesthesia providers, with high rates of transmission to the surgical field during operations, reports a study in the January issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the journal of the International Anesthesia ...More
    December 21, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Safety Sponge System Implemented at University of Michigan Health System
    SurgiCount Medical, the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. announces the successful implementation of the Safety-Sponge® System at the University of Michigan Health System located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Safety-Sponge® System is a ...More
    December 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • 3M, Medline Collaborate to Improve OR Compliance at Lower Cost
    3M and Medline Industries, Inc. announce the signing of an agreement to promote 3M™ DuraPrep™ Surgical Solution (Iodine Povacrylex [0.7% available iodine] and Isopropyl Alcohol, 74% w/w) Patient Preoperative Skin Preparation. This collaboration between 3M and Medline is ...More
    December 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • Open Surgery Reduces Infection Risk for Some Patients
    Deep organ space infections are expensive to treat – to the tune of $50,000. And that figure doesn’t begin to account for unrealized income (due to missed work) and other incalculable costs, like distress to families.If skin is the body’s fortress against germ invaders, ...More
    December 8, 2010 Posted in News