Recent Articles

May 5, 2015 9:57 am
Sam Neylon, digital reporter
HAI’s only show up in the news when there is a crisis. Within the last year, the two biggest stories have been the struggle with Ebola, and the recent superbug incidents on the West Coast.
May 5, 2015 10:40 am
Rebecca Rudolph, editor
While the same concept is the same – using an ideal CO2 wavelength to make incisions – one surgeon said the technology has changed dramatically.
May 4, 2015 3:55 pm
Jeff Reinke, editorial director
Surgical Products recently sat down with Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons (ACS), to discuss the organization’s efforts to promote more of its benefits to grow the number of members, particularly amongst those in the beginning stages of their surgical careers.
May 4, 2015 3:40 pm
Rebecca Rudolph, editor
The World Health Organization reports, of the total amount of waste generated by healthcare activities each year, about 80 percent is general waste and the other 20 percent is considered hazardous, meaning its infectious, toxic or radioactive.
May 4, 2015 3:34 pm
Rebecca Rudolph, editor
Spectra254, Tru-D and Xenex all manufacture UV light disinfection products and took time to participate in a round table discussion about UV disinfection.
May 4, 2015 3:27 pm
Rebecca Rudolph, editor
As more surgical robots are being released to the market, more than half of Surgical Products’ readers report working in a facility with one of these devices, a number derived from a recent reader survey.
May 4, 2015 3:22 pm
Rebecca Rudolph, editor
“There are a variety of things that we do to prevent surgical site infection,” a perioperative nursing specialist said, listing off tasks like maintaining positive air exchanges, wiping down equipment and using sterile techniques. “I think that every preoperative team member does everything they can to prevent surgical site infections in their patient and to keep them safe during surgery.”
May 4, 2015 10:50 am
Rebecca Rudolph, editor
“I think mobile is the way to go just because it is mobile. You don’t have to be tethered to your desktop computer anymore, especially for doctors and nurses who are constantly on the move,” an expert explained.
May 4, 2015 2:32 pm
Rebecca Rudolph, editor
 “I think the economic realities of today are such that surgeons are being asked to do more and more in their practices,” an expert said. “It’s hard to get away from your practice and commit to that ongoing training and education. I think that’s one barrier that’s out there that hasn’t been addressed.” 
May 1, 2015 11:05 am
Rebecca Rudolph, editor
“We’re following a very well-known path across medicine in terms of innovating. (We are) working with clinicians, working with technicians and trying to find a better way of doing things,” he explained.
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