Operating Room (OR)

  • 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
  • Surgical Instruments Left in Children Rarely Fatal, But Dangerous
    Surgical items, such as sponges and small instruments, left in the bodies of children who undergo surgery are quite uncommon and rarely fatal but decidedly dangerous and expensive mistakes, according to a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study to be published in the November ...More
    November 16, 2010 Posted in News
  • Hospitals Boost Sustainability Efforts, Reduce Environmental Impact
    The healthcare industry is rife with opportunities to reduce the environmental impact it creates, with the added benefits of institutional financial gain, improved patient outcomes, better staff health and reduced turnover, and community benefit, according to a report from ...More
    November 16, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Cardinal Health Becomes Founding Partner of National Effort to 'Green' Operating Rooms
    Cardinal Health announces that it has joined the group of founding corporate sponsors supporting the Practice Greenhealth Greening the Operating Room (GOR) Initiative, which aims to reduce the environmental footprint of operating suites in hospitals across the country. ...More
    November 16, 2010 Posted in News
  • AORN Invites Members to Comment on Patient Safety Position Statements
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is encouraging its members to comment on three patient-safety related position statements. The comment period closes on Nov. 15, 2010. The following position statements are open for comment: AORN Position Statement ...More
    October 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Cardinal Health Foundation Offers Grants to Improve OR Safety
    The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, it will award more than $1 million in grant funding to help U.S. hospitals, health systems and community health clinics improve the efficiency and quality of care. Earlier this year, the ...More
    October 20, 2010 Posted in News