• Briefs
    National Time-Out Day Celebrates Adoption of First Universal Protocol to Prevent Errors in U.S. Operating Rooms DENVER — For the first time, nurses, surgeons and accredited hospitals throughout the country are being required to adopt a common set of operating room ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Tools In the Suite
    Focusing on video monitoring and disinfecting equipment — essential tools in endoscopy. Video and Monitoring Equipment Advances in technology have made what once was impossible easily within reach. The versatility of today’s video and monitoring equipment not only enhances ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • edlet
    BY ALL ACCOUNTS a grand success, SGNA’s 31st Annual Course, May 14- 19 in Dallas featured four days of education, vendor presentations, exhibits and social gatherings. This was the first conference I have attended for this industry, and I came home with a great sense of ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • The Scope of Things
    They’re rumpled and disordered,” declares Sandy Dumont. “Loose and limp. Nurses have got to get back into uniform. Then they’ll have power and authority, and be taken more seriously. Scrubs are not a uniform.” Sandy Dumont is an image consultant (www.TheImageArchitect.com), ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Innovations
    Ruhof Prepzyme_ X.F. provides a thick, long-lasting enzymatic foam that keeps soiled biopsy forceps and scopes moist and begins breaking down bioburden prior to decontamination. Prepzyme_X.F. makes cleaning easier and helps speed up turnaround time by preventing bio-burden ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • the scope of things
    Who’s Da Nurse Nursing Image in Disarray By Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG They’re rumpled and disordered,” declares Sandy Dumont. “Loose and limp. Nurses have got to get back into uniform. Then they’ll have power and authority, and be taken more seriously. Scrubs are ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Staffing the Suite
    In their interactions with patients each day, most healthcare workers (HCWs) recognize the vital importance of listening to patients’ needs and concerns and of providing clear information and instructions to them in turn. To understand and be understood during these ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • A Laparoscopic Approach
    As America grows more obese, patients who have tried — and failed — many diets turn to surgery as a last result to lose weight, eliminate comorbidities and increase their lifespans. The number of bariatric surgeries performed each year is staggering — some 80,000 in 2002 ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • The Scope Scare
    News running in the New York Times and posted on CNN.com sent a shiver through the public consciousness when a story was released that North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., may have exposed patients to HIV and hepatitis virus because instruments used for ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Handle With Care
    Scopes are delicate instruments that must be handled with care — but cleaned and disinfected with vigilance. The infection risks associated with both flexible and rigid scopes is a serious issue. Proper cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of these instruments must be ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures