Three Reasons Why Physicians and Patients Need to Pay Attention to Tissue Regeneration Now

By Debashish ChakravarthyMedical DevicesLeave a Comment

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There is a remarkable level of activity in the area of regenerative tissue technologies that has already resulted in products that have improved patient’s lives.  In the past year alone, the National Institutes of Health have announced major funding opportunities in this area. Dozens of skin substitutes or facsimiles have been developed to date but none have yet achieved the … Read More

EMS: Reflecting a New Paradigm in Collaborative Care

By Shradha PathakMedical DevicesLeave a Comment

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Workforce shortage is a burning challenge. Long term care providers everywhere, particularly in more remote, rural areas are especially pressed for resources to ensure patients discharged do not get readmitted.  According to the National Rural Health Association, the patient-to-primary care physician ratio is about 40 physicians per 100,000 people.  But how do you do more with fewer resources, especially when … Read More

Three Easy Ways to Reduce Traffic in Your OR

By Barb ZaskeHot Topics, Medical DevicesLeave a Comment

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As a perioperative nurse, have you ever wondered how excessive foot traffic within the surgical suite affects surgical site infections (SSIs)? A study at Johns Hopkins revealed that one-third of observed procedures had enough door openings during the surgeries to potentially defeat the safety effects of systems meant to keep contaminated air out of sterile ORs. Our role is to … Read More

10 Tips for Managing Instruments when the Pressure is on

By Hassan BilalMedical DevicesLeave a Comment

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Surgical technologists have an incredible amount of responsibility during a procedure, including the management of instruments, supplies and equipment. In such a fluid environment, it is critical that they exercise extreme care and precaution. But as with so many important jobs, there are a lot of details to remember when the pressure is on. To explore chaos prevention best practices … Read More