VISCOELASTIC GEL OVERLAY OUTPERFORMS FOAM

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:28:47 AM America/New_York

Why all the fuss about viscoelasticity? What, really, is that property of materials used in the prevention of pressure injury in the OR? Read on...

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ONCE CORNERSTONE STANDARDS ARE MET, IT’S ABOUT THE MONEY

Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:58:47 PM America/New_York

The four cornerstone standards embodied in the AORN-approved Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation – patient safety, perioperative team safety, patient outcomes, and product quality – serve as a guide for evaluating FDA cleared medical devices and products for use in the operating room.  Read on...

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AORN-APPROVED GUIDELINE SETS OUT FOUR CORNERSTONES OF PRODUCT EVALUATION

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:33:20 PM America/New_York

The Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation, approved by AORN, is meant to help perioperative teams develop and implement a process for evaluating FDA cleared medical devices and products for use in the operating room.  Read on...

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RNS PROVE TO BE KEY AUDIENCE IN PRODUCT EVALUATION STUDIES

Monday, February 5, 2018 10:54:04 AM America/New_York

In a qualitative research study involving 72 participants at four acute care hospitals preparatory to AORN’s publishing of its latest Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation, “Healthcare industry representatives described RNs as a key audience because RNs have direct contact with patients, prescribers, and purchasers.” Read on...

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Eliminate Wrapping the Fracture Hip Post

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:05:23 AM America/New_York

We are all aware of  the variety of factors that impact the degree of risk for injury related to positioning a patient on a fracture table plate. The primary reason for placing a patient in a specific surgical position is to allow the surgeon to best access the operative site. The anesthesia and the type and length of the surgical procedure is always a consideration, as well as the patient’s overall health factors and conditions. Read on...

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