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The Top 7 Benefits of Standardizing Exam Procedures with Medical Kits

The Top 7 Benefits of Standardizing Exam Procedures With Medical Kits

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 18, 2020 /

Many medical experts agree that standardization is key to improved safety and healthcare. However, well-defined processes within and between healthcare organizations continue to be one of healthcare’s biggest problems. The good news is that you can put your medical facility on the fast track to improved patient safety by making the switch to individually packaged,…

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The Movement to Address the Dangers of Surgical Smoke

The Movement to Address the Dangers of Surgical Smoke

By Kelly Ottaviano / March 13, 2020 /

Healthcare workers face a number of risks in their daily lives, like catching an infection or dealing with violent patients. One less well-known issue is the danger of surgical smoke.   What Is Surgical Smoke? Surgical smoke is produced when lasers and electrosurgical devices are used on tissue. It smells repulsive, is disgusting in concept,…

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Helping Women Navigate Breast Reconstructive Surgery

Helping Women Navigate Breast Reconstructive Surgery

By Kelly Ottaviano / February 27, 2020 /

For some women diagnosed with breast cancer, a total mastectomy (breast reconstructive surgery) is the best treatment option. Mastectomies pair with chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments. Prophylactic, or preventative, mastectomies are also performed. In some of these cases, women don’t have cancer in either breast but are at high risk for developing it. They have a…

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Unintegrated Lights above surgical team

7 Complications That Heated or Unintegrated Lights Cause During Medical Operations

By Kelly Ottaviano / September 30, 2019 /

The operating room is a demanding environment that requires expertise, efficiency, focus, and communication among the surgical team members. In order to ensure successful surgery, it is important to provide optimal working conditions for both medical professionals and patients. When it comes to a deep cavity, minimally invasive and lateral cases, good lighting is critical…

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The 3 Ways Better Designed Laryngoscopes Save Lives

The 3 Ways Better Designed Laryngoscopes Save Lives

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 20, 2019 /

Laryngoscopes are used in medical procedures where the patient’s throat or airway must be accessed. Arguably, the most important use of laryngoscopes is to aid in intubation, either in emergency situations or prior to surgery under general anesthesia. Laryngoscopes are also used during diagnostic laryngoscopies. Laryngoscopy can be performed for several reasons and allows doctors…

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The Importance of Smoke Evacuation During Surgery

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 17, 2018 /

Air cleanliness is essential to maintaining a safe operating environment for patients, surgeons, and clinical staff. With the rise in plastic surgery procedures, a growing number of hospitals and surgery centers are using electro-surgical units to perform these procedures. While electro-surgical units offer superb cutting accuracy, they also produce smoke plumes that could be harmful to patients…

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medical team performing a surgery in an operating room using LED lighting

LED Lighting and Medical Device Trends

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 10, 2018 /

Healthcare facilities across the globe are replacing their halogen and incandescent lights with LED lights. From long-term cost savings to a cooler work environment, LED lighting has emerged as the dominant type of lighting found in today’s hospitals, surgery centers, and private practices. Below is a look at the key benefits of LED lighting and…

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a female doctor talking to a female patient about the risks of cosmetic genital surgery

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: What is it and What Are the Risks?

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 3, 2018 /

When you think of cosmetic surgery, your first thoughts are often of the most common ones such as facelifts, breast augmentations, or nose jobs. Because the results of these procedures are visible, people sometimes forget that there is a surgery to change the appearance of any part of the body the patient may be unhappy…

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a smiling patient feels much better about her upcoming surgery after talking with her doctor considering endometriosis

Laparoscopy for Endometriosis and How it Affects Fertility

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 19, 2018 /

When you have endometriosis, you may experience menstrual cycles that are heavier than usual, abdominal pain, and even infertility. And though the symptoms may be difficult, laparoscopic surgery offers new hope. Used as a procedure to both diagnose and treat certain symptoms of endometriosis, laparoscopies can decrease pain and even improve the chances of conceiving. Below you’ll…

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a doctor reaching for surgical instruments during a laparotomy

The Pros and Cons of a Laparotomy Versus an Operative Laparoscopy

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 5, 2018 /

Primary Differences Between a Laparotomy and an Operative Laparoscopy Laparotomy and operative laparoscopy both play important roles in treating women’s health issues. The primary differences between the two procedures are the type of incision created and the tools used to complete each procedure. Laparotomy is similar to many other general surgical procedures and involves creating…

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