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FDA: Class I recall of Teleflex Iso-Gard Filter S

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 1 identified the recall of Teleflex’s Iso-Gard Filter S as Class I, the most serious. Iso-Gard filters are breathing circuit bacterial filters that are connected to respiratory equipment or breathing systems in operating rooms and ICUs. The recall was initiated…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 3, 2022
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Benchmark Questionnaire on OR Operations Best Practices—Part 1 Now Open

Editor's Note There is scarce information currently available about perioperative industry averages and OR operations best practices. OR Manager, as the leading source where perioperative managers and directors go to find answers to current problems, is leading the effort to pool information for both inpatient and outpatient facilities in 7…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
November 2, 2022
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FDA issues Safety Communication on tracheostomy tube shortages

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 31 issued a Medical Device Safety Communication on tracheostomy tube shortages. Included in the shortages are Bivona tracheostomy tubes manufactured by ICU Medical, which are more likely to affect pediatric patients. Also on the shortage list are JOH Tube Tracheostomy…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 2, 2022
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FDA: Five companies are having amoxicillin shortages

Editor's Note As of November 1, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) listed 26 amoxicillin products on its current drug shortages site. The FDA says increased demand is the largest cause of the shortage. The FDA does not list resupply dates, but the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) estimates…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 1, 2022
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UPMC to use new digital app for monitoring pre- and post-surgery care

Editor's Note University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) facilities will be testing a new health app designed to help patients easily manage their care before and after a surgical procedure, HealthLeaders Media  October 20 reports. “Surgery can be incredibly difficult on a patient’s body; in some cases, it can have…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 24, 2022
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Study: Manually cleaning medical instruments increases contamination exposure

Editor's Note The American Journal of Infection Control published a study on October 13 showing the risks of manually cleaning medical equipment, Healthcare Purchasing News October 14 reports. The study emphasizes the importance of proper procedures and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce risk of contamination. The…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 21, 2022
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Session: Elements for Establishing Operational Excellence in Robotics

Editor's Notes Sherry Rogers, director of robotics at Emory Healthcare, identified key elements for establishing operational excellence in robotic surgery during this breakout session on the last day of the conference. Rogers noted the practices and procedures she and her colleagues apply to Emory’s robotics program that have helped them…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 20, 2022
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Research: Telehealth showed higher performance than in-person care

Editor’s Note A new research study, titled “Comparison of Quality Performance Measures for Patients Receiving In-Person vs Telemedicine Primary Care in a Large Integrated Health System” and published by JAMA Network on September 26, showed that telehealth performed better than in-person services in 11 out of 16 measurements for care,…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 7, 2022
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Changes in industry marketing, research payments to physicians, teaching hospitals during COVID-19

Editor's Note In this study from Harvard Medical School, Boston, researchers find that the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with shifts in the focus of industry payments for research to physicians and teaching hospitals and an immediate and sustained decline in payments for marketing. During the study period (2018 to 2021), 705,490…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 5, 2022
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Tips to commemorate National Healthcare Supply Chain Week

Editor's Note This week—October 2 to 8—is National Healthcare Supply Chain week (or SC Week). The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), a member of the American Hospital Association and a membership group for healthcare supply chain professionals, shared tips and best practices for how to recognize and…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 3, 2022
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