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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery: Which Is Right For Me?

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 10, 2018 /

Many people use the terms “plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” interchangeably. The confusion is understandable when taking into account how some plastic surgeons go through training to specialize in cosmetic surgery. However, while they are closely related, cosmetic and plastic surgery are not the same. The main differences lie in the ultimate goal of the…

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Why Do Women Need Pelvic Exams?

By Kelly Ottaviano / March 22, 2018 /

Many women find themselves dreading their annual pelvic exams. Not only is it uncomfortable, but, for some women, it may cause a high level of anxiety. This simple procedure, while fast, has not been shown as effective in detecting several common gynecologic conditions as many women would hope–particularly given the emotional discomfort often associated with the…

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8 Ways to Save Money and Keep Your Medical Practice Running Smoothly

By Kelly Ottaviano / February 28, 2018 /

The prosperity of your medical practice hinges on your ability to make wise purchasing and operating decisions. You can keep your medical practice running and set the foundation for future success by investing in high-quality, affordable medical products that optimize efficiency and reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Below are eight ways to save money and…

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What You Need to Know About HPV and Single-use Speculums

By Kelly Ottaviano / February 20, 2018 /

What is HPV? In the recent years, and through incredible advancements in technology and medicine, the threat of the deadliest of all STD’s has all but gone by the wayside. However, in the wake of the educational and medical uprising to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, a new threat has emerged to take…

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Hospital acquired infections: Strategies for prevention

By Kelly Ottaviano / August 15, 2016 /

There are a number of simple yet effective ways to slash rates of HAIs in your clinic or hospital.

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Endoscopy Safety

By Kelly Ottaviano / August 1, 2016 /

With dozens of patients infected with CRE using tainted endoscopes, hospitals are spending money to ensure these instruments are safe to use in accordance with FDA guidelines. The device in question is the duoendoscope used in a procedure done hundreds of thousands of times each year. The design of these devices makes them extremely difficult…

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OBP Medical's ER-SPEC and OfficeSPEC Awarded New Group Purchasing Contract with Premier

By Kelly Ottaviano / July 11, 2016 /

Efficiency, Functionality and Infection Control Benefits of Leading Single-Use Vaginal Specula Now Available to Premier Members OBP Medical, a leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, and Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement company, which unites an alliance of 3,600 hospitals and 120,000 other providers, today announced a three-year contract that will…

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Is Reprocessing Medical Devices Effective?

By Kelly Ottaviano / March 21, 2016 /

Gone are the days when central sterile processing (CSP) was enough to ensure that medical professionals were getting the best possible usage out of a vaginal speculum. With all of the outbreaks that have taken place over the past 20 years — outbreaks which, incidentally, could have been avoided — we’ve come up with this…

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Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 10, 2014 /

What does it mean to reprocess a medical device? The Federal Food and Drug Administration defines reprocessing as a multi-step process that cleans and disinfects a device. Any medical products used on a patient will become contaminated with microorganisms. Single-use devices are disposed of after just one application. Some tools, however, are designed for multiple…

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