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FDA: Class I recall of Imperative Care ZOOM 71 Reperfusion Catheter

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 6 identified the recall by Imperative Care Inc of its ZOOM 71 Reperfusion Catheter as Class I, the most serious. The ZOOM 71 Reperfusion Catheter is used to remove blood clots from a patient’s brain within 8 hours of an…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 12, 2021
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ECRI announces winners of annual supply chain award

Editor's Note ECRI, on October 6, announced the winners of its tenth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. This year, ECRI recognizes 12 US healthcare systems for achieving excellence in overall spend management and adopting best practice solutions into their supply chain process. The winners are: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 7, 2021
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FDA: Class I recall of Amsorb Plus used to absorb carbon dioxide in anesthesia machines

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on September 23, identified the recall by Armstrong Medical of certain lots of its Amsorb Plus Prefilled G-Can 1.0L canisters as Class I, the most serious. Amsorb Plus is a chemical substance used in anesthesia machines to absorb carbon dioxide the patient…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 5, 2021
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FDA: Class I recall of Medtronic Pipeline Flex Embolization devices

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on September 20, identified Medtronic’s recall of its Pipeline Flex Embolization Device and Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology as Class I, the most serious. The devices, which are used to treat brain aneurysms, were recalled because there is a risk…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 21, 2021
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FDA: Class I recall of Normoflo irrigation fluid warmers, warming sets

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 15 identified the recall of Smiths Medical Normoflo irrigation fluid warmers and warming sets as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of the potential for aluminum ions leaching into warmed fluids, potentially exposing patients to high…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 16, 2021
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FDA: Cardinal Health recalls Monoject Saline Flush Prefilled Syringes

Editors Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 23 identified the recall by Cardinal Health of its Monoject Saline Flush Prefilled Syringes as Class I, the most serious. Cardinal Health is recalling three models of the syringes because the syringe plunger may pull air into the syringe after…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 26, 2021
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AORN to launch ‘Center of Excellence in Surgical Safety: Prevention of RSI’

Editor's Note AORN announced on August 15 that it will launch a new “Center of Excellence in Surgical Safety: Prevention of RSI.” Facilities will be recognized as Centers of Excellence for implementing a surgical team-based program to prevent retained surgical items (RSI). The complimentary program, sponsored by the AORN Foundation…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 16, 2021
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ECRI partners with Nuvolo on standardization of device data

Editor's Note ECRI on July 20 announced a collaborative partnership with Nuvolo, an independent software vendor involved in cloud-based connected workplace solutions, based in Paramus, New Jersey. The partnership integrates ECRI’s standardization of medical device data with Nuvolo’s Connected Workplace for Healthcare. This automated process enables standardization of device data…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 21, 2021
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Researchers raise the alarm on splashing during reprocessing--Part 2

Part 1 of this two-part series discussed the splashes and the potential for exposure to pathogens that personnel face daily in sterile processing and endoscopy departments, as well as the current guidelines and strategies for reducing exposures (OR Manager, July 2021, pp 1, 9-11, 15). These risks were derived from…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
July 20, 2021
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Hospitals not adequately prepared for future pandemics

Editor's Note This study led by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, finds that US hospitals may not be adequately prepared for future pandemics. The 10-year analysis found only marginal improvements in a measurement to assess preparedness—Hospital Medical Surge Preparedness Index (HMSPI)—during the years leading up…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 8, 2021
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