Operating Room (OR)

  • Two Wrongs Making a Right:
    Two Wrongs Making a Right: AORN Pushes 'Patient Safety First' Campaign By Kelly M. Pyrek Medical errors and wrong-site surgeries had been making headlines long before the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report in 2000 that focused on the substantial number of these ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • AORN Dedicated to Patient Safety; Publishes Guidelines to Reduce Medical Errors
    DENVER -- The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has read with concern news articles reporting the results of a recent study on medical mistakes. The articles reported that surgical teams accidentally leave clamps, sponges and other instruments inside ...More
    January 22, 2003 Posted in News
  • I-Flow Launches ON-Q Elite Pain Relief System
    LAKE FOREST, Calif.-- I-Flow Corporation announced today the launch of the new ON-Q Elite Pain Relief System, an extension of its market leading ON-Q Post-Operative Pain Relief product line. "ON-Q Elite was specifically designed to meet the need for a simple, reusable ...More
    January 21, 2003 Posted in News
  • AORN Features Online Employment for OR Nurses
    DENVER - The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has announced the launch of a new online service for operating room nurses. The AORN CareerCenter, which took effect January 6, allows job seekers to search job listings, post their resume, customize job ...More
    January 16, 2003 Posted in News
  • ETHICON Receives FDA Clearance to Market VICRYL Plus, First-Ever Antibacterial Suture
    SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- Representing a new era of devices that may help reduce the risk of complications associated with surgery, ETHICON Products, a division of ETHICON, INC., a Johnson & Johnson company, announced today that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...More
    December 30, 2002 Posted in News
  • Sandel Medical Industries LLC Addresses Medical Healthcare Crisis
    Media attention to information released in the Institute of Medicine's 2000 publication, "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System," where it was reported that an estimated 44,000 to 98,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors -- is widespread. This ...More
    December 4, 2002 Posted in News
  • The Making of the Modern OR
    The Making of the Modern OR By Kathy Dix What should an operating room (OR) include, if it is designed for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) or outpatient surgery? What kinds of improvements are being added when ORs are remodeled? What is being included in new construction? ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Surgeons Register for Surgery Center Exam
    ST. LOUIS - The Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification reports more than 100 candidates have registered to take the first certified administrator surgery center examination. "We are extremely pleased with this response," says BASC president Joe Jordan. "When the ...More
    September 13, 2002 Posted in News
  • Surgical Attire Lends Reliability to Infection Prevention
    Surgical Attire Lends Reliability to Infection PreventionBy Michelle Gardner"Scrub attire is not intended to be protective in any way; it is simply a uniform," states Dorothy Fogg, senior perioperative nurse specialist with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses ...More
    September 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Wrap It Up, I'll Take It (to Surgery)!
    Wrap It Up, I'll Take It (to Surgery)! By Bryant C. Broder, ACSP "Wrap it up, I'll take it!" sounds like the lyrics from an old Thunderbirds song, but I'm actually referring to a Class II medical device regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many ...More
    September 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization