Operating Room (OR)


  • Study Finds Surgery to be Safer at Teaching Hospitals
    Newswise -- Having a less experienced surgical resident or even a medical student involved in complex surgical procedures may cause some patients to feel uneasy. But a new study by University of Michigan Health System researchers has found that patients undergoing complex ...More
    February 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Signs International Distribution Agreement for Nabi-HB
    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Nabi Biopharmaceuticals announces that it has signed an international distribution agreement for Nabi-HB [Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human)] with Kamada Ltd., a global biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development, production and marketing of ...More
    February 6, 2004 Posted in News
  • Study Links Ear Drops with an Increase in Resistant Bacteria
    Newswise -- Eardrops, widely prescribed for the treatment of pediatric ear infection, can lead to an increase in resistant bacteria and fungi in the ear, according to Glenn Isaacson, MD, professor and chair of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Temple University School ...More
    January 26, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 01/2004: OR Topics
    Skin Prep: Preparing the Hypersensitive Patient By Tina Brooks Although anaphylaxis is rare, it is estimated that as many as 43 million people in the United States are at risk. The likelihood that one of these individuals will require a surgical procedure during their ...More
    January 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Arizant Expands Bair Paws Patient-Warming System
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Arizant Healthcare Inc. has announced the expansion of its Bair Paws patient adjustable warming system product line to include a small sized warming gown, ideal for adolescents and other petite surgical patients. The Bair Paws system is the first to ...More
    December 30, 2003 Posted in News
  • Joint Commission to Host Wrong-Site Surgery Conference Dec. 2, 2003
    :Joint Commission to Host Wrong-Site Surgery Conference Dec. 2, 2003 !body:OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Wrong site, wrong procedure, or wrong patient surgeries are completely preventable and should never happen. Why do these devastating errors continue to plague healthcare? ...More
    October 23, 2003 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • AORN Celebrates Perioperative Nurse Week Nov. 9-15, 2003
    DENVER -- When patients are faced with the prospect of surgery, it's important for them to know they can rely on the skills, knowledge and expertise of perioperative registered nurses. AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is proud to honor perioperative ...More
    October 14, 2003 Posted in News
  • Metro Hospitals Agree to Standardized Surgical Site Marking Protocol
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- "Safest in America," a consortium of 10 metropolitan hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is implementing standardized surgical site marking protocols for 10 hospital systems in the Twin Cities. Currently, hundreds of Twin Cities' surgeons ...More
    September 24, 2003 Posted in News
  • Bacterial Infections Can Halt Oral Surgery
    CHICAGO -- Reality television has become a popular form of primetime entertainment. The latest show, "Extreme Makeover," helps people enhance their features from head-to-toe through plastic surgery. However, if a patient already has a bacterial infection in the body or ...More
    September 23, 2003 Posted in News
  • Hip Replacement Surgery: Is the Cement Strong Enough?
    LONDON -- People who have hip replacement surgery need a strong bone cement to hold the new joint in place. They also need antibiotic protection against postoperative bone infection. Research reported this week suggests that the standard way of giving the antibiotic in such ...More
    September 15, 2003 Posted in News