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October 2015

California Hospital Recycles Runoff Condensation

Queen of the Valley Medical Center uses the runoff from its air-handling units to keep its campus green.

Published: October 12, 2015

Researchers Tasked with Creating Safer, Smarter Operating Room

A team of architects, engineers and medical professionals receives $1 million to design the perfect OR.

Published: October 7, 2015

Xenex Slaps Tru-D With Restraining Order

Marketing battle between the whole room disinfection competitors turns ugly.

Published: October 7, 2015

Researchers Pinpoint 5 Ways to Overcome "Weekend Effect"

Weekend surgery patients do better when these concerns are addressed.

Published: October 7, 2015

Alcon's UltraSert Heading to Market

The device is designed for maximum control and minimal incisions.

Published: October 6, 2015

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September 2015

Patients Give Thumbs-Up to Online Post-op Visits

Surgeons agree: Virtual consultations can be just as effective as in-person visits.

Published: September 24, 2015

Hospital: No Infections Found in Children Treated with Dirty Surgical Instruments

The Seattle Children's Hospital says 2,000 of the 12,000 patients at risk have been tested and cleared so far.

Published: September 23, 2015

What to Make of These Bair Hugger Lawsuits

Should you be concerned that forced-air warmers could cause SSIs?

Published: September 23, 2015

New Law Tightens Regulation of California Surgical Centers

Legislation calls for unannounced accreditation inspections, mandatory 2-year physician peer reviews and more sharing of information.

Published: September 22, 2015

Florida Health System Settles Stark Law, False Claims Allegations for $69.5 Million

Broward Health allegedly rewarded physicians for referrals and penalized them for accepting charity cases.

Published: September 16, 2015

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August 2015

California Doc Implanted Unapproved IUDs in Unknowing Patients

The gynecologist allegedly bought the devices online and billed insurers for FDA-approved ones instead.

Published: August 31, 2015

American Nurses Association Calls for 'Zero Tolerance' Policy for Bullying, Workplace Violence

About half of all nurses experience harmful actions from peers or supervisors while at work, the organization says.

Published: August 31, 2015

FDA Alert: Becton-Dickinson Syringes May Degrade Stored Drugs

Company is alerting customers about 3 ml and 5 ml syringes.

Published: August 28, 2015

Dirty Surgical Equipment May Have Been Used On 12,000 Pediatric Patients

Seattle Children's Hospital advises those who visited its surgery center to get tested for hepatitis, HIV.

Published: August 27, 2015

UCLA Tests New Scope-Cleaning Machine on Duodenoscopes

The washer's thorough cleaning process could help reduce superbug outbreaks caused by dirty scopes.

Published: August 26, 2015

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