Supply Chain/Technology

Latest Issue of OR Manager
December 2021
Home Supply Chain/Technology

FDA: Class I recall of Teleflex percutaneous thrombolytic device kit

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on November 30, identified the worldwide recall by Teleflex of its Arrow-Trerotola Over-The-Wire PTD Kit Percutaneous Thrombolytic Device: 7FR as Class I, the most serious. The device, which is used for mechanical declotting of native arteriovenous fistulae and synthetic dialysis grafts, was…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
December 2, 2021
Share

FDA: Nationwide recall of certain SterRx drug products

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on November 15, announced the nationwide recall by SterRx, LLC, of 240 lots of its drug products. The recall was initiated because of the lack of sterility assurance due to equipment and process issues. The recalled drugs include: l mg/ml Midazolam in…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 18, 2021
Share

Raising awareness of “Near-Miss,” retained surgical sharps

In 2018, Sam Weprin, MD, started his first year of residency in Urology. During one of his first prostatectomy cases, he witnessed an impeccable surgery performed by the attending surgeon. Unfortunately, a surgical needle went missing inside the patient. The surgeon and her team spent an hour searching for it,…

Read More

By: Ivy Montgomery
November 17, 2021
Share

Sponsored Message

Block time strategies help maximize robot utilization, service line

Improving patient outcomes and providing a superior experience for patients were at the forefront of the decision to grow the robotics service line at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), Gainesville. Expanding from one da Vinci S system by Intuitive and six robotics surgeons covering five specialties in 2008 to four…

Read More

By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
November 17, 2021
Share

Patient safety and the “Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)”

With all of the advantages that come from electronic health records and connected devices, some distinct security risks also exist. Healthcare is seeing these risks grow in the form of ransomware, phishing attacks, and cybersecurity breaches. Healthcare has become one of the industries most vulnerable to cyberattacks, and one with…

Read More

By: Karen Stockdale, MBA, BSN, RN
November 17, 2021
Share

FDA: Class I recall of Aligned Medical Solutions custom convenience kits

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on November 9, identified the recall by Aligned Medical Solutions of its custom convenience kits as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of the potential for the plunger in Cardinal Health's Monoject Flush Prefilled Syringe (0.9% sodium chloride),…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 11, 2021
Share

Sponsored Message

Participate in survey on effects of COVID-19 on evacuation of surgical smoke

Editor's Note Please participate in an important nationwide perioperative survey on surgical smoke evacuation. The purpose of the research led by Brenda Ulmer MN, RN, CNOR, is to determine evacuation behaviors in hospitals before COVID-19, and then note changes as the virus continued to spread in the US. Ulmer and…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 10, 2021
Share

FDA investigating imported surgical, exam gloves

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on September 29, announced that healthcare facilities and providers should not purchase or use imported surgical and patient examination gloves from companies included on Import Alert 80-04. Companies are listed on an import alert when the FDA has enough evidence that they…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 3, 2021
Share

FDA: Class I recall of Cardiosave Hybrid/Rescue Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump battery packs

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on October 29, identified the recall by Datascope/Getinge/Maquet of its Cardiosave Hybrid/Rescue Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump battery packs as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of the risk of the battery failing and having a shortened run time, which…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 1, 2021
Share

FDA: Class I recall of DeRoyal procedure packs containing Smiths Medical Normoflo irrigation warming sets

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on October 6, identified the recall by Deroyal Industries of its procedure packs containing Smiths Medical Normoflo irrigation warming sets as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of the possibility of harmful levels of aluminum leaching into the…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
October 28, 2021
Share

Get OR Manager Updates

Sign Up Now
Latest Issue of OR Manager
December 2021
Video Spotlight
Live chat by BoldChat