Posts from Month: September 2015

12,000 Kids Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis and HIV

A recent announcement by one of the leading hospitals for children in the Seattle area has parents scrambling for answers. In August, the Seattle Children’s Hospital began notifying patients’ families that they may have unknowingly exposed 12,000 kids to hepatitis and HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are close 50,000 new…

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OBP Medical Makes Specula Innovation Accessible for Physician Offices

OBP Medical, the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, is excited to announce OfficeSPEC is available for the physician office market. The company’s single-use vaginal speculum with built-in light source—which provides greater functionality and efficiency over existing disposable devices while eliminating the risk of cross contamination—is widely adopted by leading hospitals, health…

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OBP Medical Makes Specula Innovation Accessible for Physician Offices

OfficeSPEC single-use vaginal speculum with built-in LED light improves functionality and efficiency, eliminates risk of cross contamination at price point that delivers value LAWRENCE, Mass., Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — OBP Medical, the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced OfficeSPEC for the physician office market. The company’s single-use vaginal speculum…

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25 Things Healthcare CFOs Need to Know About HAIs

The cost of healthcare-associated infections is becoming a medical emergency. The more hospital administrators know about this escalating trend, the better chance there is to pull in the reigns. Five Things to Know about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus 1. MRSA is resistant to most types of antibiotics and can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions like sepsis…

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FDA Warns Scope Manufacturers

The Federal Food and Drug Administration confirms that certain models of specialized endoscopes are involved in the spread of deadly superbugs in several cities. At least two facilities are reporting deaths related to the use of these medical devices. The problem relates back to ERCP procedures done using tainted duoendoscope with design flaws that making…

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