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FDA: Class I recall of LivaNova’s LifeSPARC System

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 30 identified the recall by LivaNova (TandemLife) of its LifeSPARC System, Model LS-1000, as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of the risk of unintentional extended pump stop during Controller Critical Failure mode, caused by a…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 3, 2022
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AI developed to manage monkeypox cases

Editor's Note Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a machine learning algorithm that performs as well as human at identifying skin lesions in clinical photographs of people with monkeypox, Healthcare Purchasing News September 27 reports. The report appeared in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology on September 15. The severity of…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 27, 2022
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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: LeanTaaS

Download the PDF Version of the Industry Spotlight In 2013, LeanTaaS partnered with Stanford Health Care to solve an infusion scheduling challenge and created an algorithm to optimally match available supply with ongoing demand. The solution for Stanford worked, leading to 18 months of refining algorithms before creating the product,…

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By: OR Manager
September 27, 2022
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Easing the pain of electronic health records: Part 2

Electronic health records (EHRs) can be a force for good, promoting patient safety, but they also often have multiple pain points. OR leaders can take steps to ease those pain points. Part 1 of this two-part series provided an overview of EHR challenges and how managers can work with staff…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 27, 2022
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In the OR, behind-the-scenes adjustments make a big difference

Precision matters in the OR. Successful patient outcomes depend on carefully timed procedures, inventory selection, state-of-the-art equipment, and specialized staffing. These precise requirements represent a significant time and cost investment for hospital systems, and those investments are likely to continue to increase. The height of the COVID-19 pandemic presented considerable…

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By: Sheri Voss
September 27, 2022
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FDA: Class I recall of certain Philips Respironics BiPAP machines

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 23 identified the recall by Philips Respironics of certain models of its BiPAP machines as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because certain machines may contain a plastic contaminated with a noncompatible material. If the plastic is…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 26, 2022
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FBI: Cyber criminals targeting healthcare payment processors

Editor's Note According to a September 14 FBI report, cyber criminals are increasingly targeting healthcare payment processors to redirect payments intended for healthcare providers to accounts they control, the American Hospital Association (AHA) September 16 reports. At least 68 attacks have occurred since June 2018, in which unknown cyber criminals…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 19, 2022
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FDA: Class I recall of Baxter Clearlink Basic Solution Set with Duovent

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 15 identified Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s recall of its ClearLink Basic Solution Set with Duovent as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of the risk for leaks that may expose providers and patients to hazardous toxic substances…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 19, 2022
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FDA: Class I recall of Medtronic Xomed NIM Contact, NIM Standard Reinforced EMG Endotracheal Tubes

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration on September 12 identified the recall by Medtronic Xomed of its NIM Contact Reinforced EMG Endotracheal Tube and NIM Standard Reinforced EMG Endotracheal Tube as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated after Medtronic Xomed received customer complaints about obstruction of…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 14, 2022
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AHA releases part 3, final workforce guide series

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA) on September 7 released part three of a three-part series of its workforce guide focused on strategies, resources, and case studies from hospitals and other health systems. The AHA Board of Trustees’ Task Force on Workforce provided guidance for the series with input…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 9, 2022
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