SGNA Statement on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

SGNA has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), including yesterday’s declaration by the World Health Organization(WHO) that the virus has reached pandemic levels, and the regularly updated guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please know that the organization’s top concern is the safety and well being of our members, speakers and event sponsors. We ...

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AORN announces cancellation of the 2020 Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim

AORN announced yesterday the cancellation of their Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim March 28 to April 1 over concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Their statement reads: Over the past week, AORN has received many calls from nurses, exhibitors, and others regarding our intention to continue with the conference. Everyone, including AORN, wants a conference that is an ...

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Study uncovers gap in widely accepted practice for safe endoscope drying

A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control found that the practice of drying an endoscope for just 10 minutes prior to putting it into storage does not produce a dry, patient-ready endoscope. Drying is an essential part of endoscope reprocessing, and this study challenges the current industry standards around drying procedures. This information fundamentally shifts how healthcare facilities ...

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Julie Walters reveals bowel cancer diagnosis

Dame Julie Walters has revealed that she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. The Mamma Mia! and Billy Elliot star’s condition was discovered 18 months ago when doctors found two primary tumors in her large intestine. The 69-year-old told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show that, following chemotherapy, she had been given the all-clear. Walters also hinted that her next film, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s ...

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VenSero Acquires Surgical Loaner Tray Management Solution Software Company Tray Check

 Sero Solutions, Inc (“VenSero”), a leading provider of cloud-based surgical vendor coordination and instrument tracking solutions specifically designed for hospitals and vendors, today announced the acquisition of Tray Check, LLC (“Tray Check”), creating a clear leader among US companies in this field. The merger is effective January 1, 2020 and the companies have combined business operations.  As the two companies ...

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