Operating Room (OR)

  • 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
  • Preventing Infections in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting
    Preventing Infections in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting By Kelly M. Pyrek With as many as 6 million surgeries performed annually in the nation's estimated 2,700 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), infection control measures are becoming an imperative within these ...More
    August 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Study: Bypass Surgery Linked to Cognitive Change
    STOCKHOLM - Researchers attending the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders report coronary artery bypass grafting may increase the risk of stroke, short-term memory problems and long-term cognitive change. The procedure is a common method of ...More
    July 25, 2002 Posted in News
  • Children in Intensive Care Get New Infections
    NEW YORK - A new study of pediatric patients has found that as many as 12 percent leave the intensive care unit with life-threatening infections acquired during their time in the hospital. The national survey, which was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News
  • Election Results for the Phoenix Chapter of AORN
    PHOENIX - Maggie McGee, president of the Phoenix and Valley chapter of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) has reported the election results for the 2002-2003 chapter year. The following members were elected: Bonnie Ingram, president Amy Judd Sharp, vice ...More
    June 5, 2002 Posted in News