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Operating Room (OR)

  • Left-Brain Damage May Make People More Vulnerable to Infection
    A major immunological difference between the opposite halves of the human brain is now confirmed in a study published May 24, 2004 in the online edition of the Annals of Neurology. Researchers have found that damage or surgery to the left half of the brain may make a ...More
    May 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • $1.5 Billion in Annual Costs of Surgical Site Infections Can Be Reduced, Study Says
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) says a systematic approach to preparing patients for surgery can reduce both secondary, hospital-acquired patient infections and related healthcare expenses across the United States. ...More
    May 20, 2004 Posted in News
  • New Campaign Urges Patients to Speak Up for Safer Surgery
    CINCINNATI -- As surgical infections and medical errors continue to receive attention and scrutiny in the U.S., patients are becoming more involved than ever before in the decisions that affect their care. To help fill the need for more patient education, Ethicon ...More
    May 18, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2004: Effective Management
    Effective Management of Borrowed Instrumentation By Richard P. Blasko, MBA, CSPDT, CRCST Given the lofty expenditure on surgical supplies and declining reimbursement, many facilities that specialize in total joint replacements have had to resort to consignment of ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • ETHICON Products Introduces New Needle Technology
    SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- ETHICON Products today announced the introduction of a revolutionary needle to its line of top-selling sutures. MultiPass Needles are designed to provide surgeons with sharper, stronger needles that provide better control, making every pass of the needle ...More
    April 16, 2004 Posted in News
  • AORN Honors Perioperative Registered Nurses
    SAN DIEGO -- Several members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), received national awards of excellence and achievement at AORN's 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. Award winners include:  Award for Excellence in Perioperative ...More
    April 5, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 04/2004: Product Locator
    From the Show Floor A Sneak Peek at AORN Congress Exhibitors By Tina Brooks Visit 3M Sterilization’s booth to discover the fastest biological indicator for Ethylene Oxide monitoring available, providing results in only four hours. 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today - 04/2004: OR Topics
    The 21st Century Tech The Surgical Technologist’s Expanding Role in the OR By Tina Brooks Advancements in technology continue to change the field of surgery. Robotics, computers and imaging are being integrated into operating rooms (OR) for optimum patient care. But while ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Washington Hospitals Reduce Rates of Surgical Infection
    SEATTLE -- Eleven Washington state hospitals have worked for the last year as part of the Surgical Infection Prevention Collaborative Northwest (SIP NW) to reduce their rates of surgical infections, which are recognized as a major preventable form of patient injury, ...More
    March 31, 2004 Posted in News
  • William J. Duffy Assumes AORN Presidency
    SAN DIEGO -- William J. Duffy, RN, BSN, MJ, CNOR, became the national president of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) at its 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. Duffy will serve a one-year term. Duffy is currently assistant vice ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News