Early Tracheotomy Tied to Less Pneumonia, Fewer Ventilator Days, Shorter ICU Stays Early Tracheotomy Tied to Less Pneumonia, Fewer Ventilator Days, Shorter ICU Stays
Early tracheotomy placement in critically ill patients is associated with lower ventilator-associated pneumonia rates, but not with reduced short-term mortality compared to late placement, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Early tracheotomy helps patients avoid ventilator-associated pneumonia, team finds
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Tracheotomy, a surgical procedure to open the windpipe, reduces risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia, a new review of 17 published studies reveals. Authors include faculty from the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Critical Care Guidance for Tracheostomy Care During COVID-19 Critical Care Guidance for Tracheostomy Care During COVID-19
This article provides guidance for providing appropriate tracheostomy care while reducing the risk for COVID-19 transmission.American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy May Be Considered in Severe COVID - 19
Findings challenge recommendations to delay or avoid tracheostomy in this patient population (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy May Be Considered in Severe COVID-19
MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 -- Early tracheostomy in hospitalized COVID-19 patients who require mechanical ventilation is noninferior to late tracheostomy and may be associated with improvement in some outcomes, according to a study published online Dec.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Earlier Tracheostomies No More Risky Than Later Ones, May Benefit COVID-19 Patients Earlier Tracheostomies No More Risky Than Later Ones, May Benefit COVID-19 Patients
In SARS-CoV-2 infected patients it may make sense to do tracheostomies earlier -seven to 14 days after the patient has started on a ventilator -- rather than waiting another week, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 19, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Outcomes of early tracheostomy for patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) A retrospective medical record review was done of 148 patients to   assess outcomes from early tracheostomy in the airway management of patients with COVID-19 who required mechanical ventilation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy May Be Beneficial in Ventilated COVID-19 Patients Early Tracheostomy May Be Beneficial in Ventilated COVID-19 Patients
Early percutaneous tracheostomy in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients is associated with improved outcomes compared to management with translaryngeal intubation alone, according to Italian researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why Would A Child Need A Tracheostomy?
Title: Why Would A Child Need A Tracheostomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 - guidance for acute settings, RCPCH (updated 20th November 2020)
This page signposts to guidance and other resources to support members working in acute paediatric services during the current remobilisation phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.Updates in this version (20 November 2020) Section added on Management of children with tracheostomies and those on long-term ventilation during COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe working in education, childcare and children's social care, D for E (updated 13th November 2020)
Latest updates 13 November 2020 Updated'What specific steps should be taken to care for children with complex medical needs, such as tracheostomies?'to include guidance on aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) in education and children's social care settings. 22 October 2020 Updated information about how to report confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the section on engaging with the NHS test and trace process. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Swab a Patient for COVID After a Tracheostomy How to Swab a Patient for COVID After a Tracheostomy
Drs Robert Glatter and Nina Shapiro discuss tips for safe and effective COVID-19 sampling in patients with tracheostomy tubes or in laryngectomy patients.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Video provides guidance on surgery to wean patients with COVID-19 off ventilators
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A temporary tracheostomy can be essential for allowing a critically ill patient to come off a ventilator. A new article, with an accompanying video, published in the New England Journal of Medicine by clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital offers valuable guidance on how to safely perform the procedure in patients with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patient Gets Covid-19 Swab Lodged In Her Lung After Being Screened Via Her Tracheostomy Tube
A patient in the U.K. with a tracheostomy had a nasal swab lodge in her lung after being tested through her tracheostomy tube. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

Coronavirus swab snaps and gets stuck in tracheostomy patient's LUNG
Doctors at a hospital in Leicester had to give the 51-year-old woman a swab test before discharging her to a care home but the swab snapped while in her airway and got stuck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgical vs. Percutaneous Tracheostomy in COVID-19 Patients Surgical vs. Percutaneous Tracheostomy in COVID-19 Patients
The authors present the pros and cons of percutaneous tracheostomy vs. surgical tracheostomy in patients with COVID-19, providing technical tips and a decision-making flowchart.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Swallowing, communication management of tracheostomy, laryngectomy in context of COVID-19
(JAMA Network) This review synthesizes the literature regarding tracheostomy and laryngectomy management in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bedside Tracheotomy Feasible for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 -- Bedside open tracheotomy seems safe for critically ill patients with COVID-19, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery. Francesc Xavier Avilés-Jurado, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Timing, complications, safety of tracheotomy in critically ill patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) The complications, safety and timing of tracheotomy performed for critically ill patients with COVID-19 is assessed in this observational study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cricothyroidotomy vs. Tracheostomy in Emergency Surgical Airway Cricothyroidotomy vs. Tracheostomy in Emergency Surgical Airway
Do cricothyroidotomies performed in emergency situations result in fewer complications than tracheostomies?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Racial and ethnic differences in health care utilization following severe acute brain injury in the United States - Jones RC, Creutzfeldt CJ, Cox CE, Haines KL, Hough CL, Vavilala MS, Williamson T, Hernandez A, Raghunathan K, Bartz R, Fuller M, Krishnamoorthy V.
OBJECTIVE: To examine racial and ethnic differences in the utilization of 3 interventions (tracheostomy placement, gastrostomy tube placement, and hospice utilization) among patients with severe acute brain injury (SABI). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Frequency of Suctioning Better Gauge for Decannulation Than Capping Frequency of Suctioning Better Gauge for Decannulation Than Capping
Using the frequency of tracheostomy suctioning -- less than twice every 8 hours -- combined with continuous high-flow oxygen therapy can get patients breathing without the tube 7 days faster than conventional decannulation, a new study has concluded.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Time to Decannulation Shorter if Based on Suctioning Frequency
Suctioning frequency plus continuous oxygen better indicator in critically ill with tracheostomy tube (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Time to Decannulation Shorter if Based on Suctioning Frequency
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 -- A protocol based on suctioning frequency plus continuous high-flow oxygen therapy results in a shorter time to decannulation among conscious, critically ill patients with a tracheostomy tube, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Timing of tracheostomy for patients with COVID-19 in ICU
(JAMA Network) The timing of performing tracheostomies, which are aerosol-generating procedures that may cause increased risk of COVID-19 transmission to health care workers, is examined in this Viewpoint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Is a Tracheostomy and Why Is It Done?
Title: What Is a Tracheostomy and Why Is It Done?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Is a Tracheostomy?
Title: What Is a Tracheostomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Tracheotomy May Be Appropriate for Certain Ventilated Patients With COVID-19 Tracheotomy May Be Appropriate for Certain Ventilated Patients With COVID-19
Tracheotomy might be reasonable for some patients with COVID-19 who have been ventilated for more than 21 days, according to guidelines from the University of Pennsylvania Health System.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

New Medical Device Acquisition during Pediatric Severe Sepsis Hospitalizations
Objectives: Severe sepsis is a significant cause of healthcare utilization and morbidity among pediatric patients. However, little is known about how commonly survivors acquire new medical devices during pediatric severe sepsis hospitalization. We sought to determine the rate of new device acquisition (specifically, tracheostomy placement, gastrostomy tube placement, vascular access devices, ostomy procedures, and amputation) among children surviving hospitalizations with severe sepsis. For contextualization, we compare this to rates of new device acquisition among three comparison cohorts: 1) survivors of all-cause pediat...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatric tracheostomy and tracheostomy long-term ventilated care during the COVID-19 pandemic, NTSP
It is proposed that, for children who require Tracheostomy or Tracheostomy Long-Term Ventilation (Tracheostomy-LTV) care, the best approach is to leave their care unchanged as much as possible. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Considerations for tracheostomy in the COVID-19 outbreak, NTSP
This guide considers balancing the risks of infection control re aerosol spread of the virus versus the best management for the patient with a tracheostomy. This guidance is written for UK hospitals but is applicable elsewhere. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Patients May Require ENT Consults for Varied Reasons
MONDAY, April 20, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 may require ear, nose, and throat (ENT) consultations for many reasons, including tracheotomy, and protective strategies can prevent infection of otolaryngologists, according to a case series study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Surprisingly Long History of the Ventilator, the Machine You Never Want to Need
With millions of people across the U.S. and the world battling COVID-19 infections, many of them struggling to breathe, ventilators have become a top priority for the health-care workers trying desperately to keep patients alive. And those machines, which help patients breathe or breathe for them, are in startlingly short supply. For doctors, resorting to a ventilator is an extreme measure, used when a patient’s lungs cannot supply enough oxygen on their own. Ventilators can also give a patient’s body time to rest when breathing is difficult, and allow doctors to more easily remove lung secretions or deliver me...
Source: TIME: Science - April 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Surgical considerations for tracheostomy during COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) Lessons learned from the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic may help reduce the spread of   severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2), the cause of   coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), to health care workers performing open tracheostomies, a surgical procedure to open an airway that may be required for many patients with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a tracheostomy
A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that can help a person breathe. Here, find out when the procedure is necessary, what it involves, and its associated risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

The Toll Mounts From a Mystery Disease Some Call “The New Polio”
Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease viruses Source Type: news

Islands Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation center to open in October
Islands Skilled Nursing& Rehabilitation center will be opening its 42-bed facility and begin caring for ventilator and tracheostomy patients in October. The four-floor building is located at 1205 Alexander St. in Honolulu, a block away from Kapiolani Hospital. "We'll be working with patients from all hospitals on Oahu," said Steve Nawahine, center administrator and CEO. "The goal is to provide a service not typically offered in the community," Nawahine said. The center will have a skilled… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Belfast Based Startup to Develop a Mobile App, Harnessing Artificial Intelligence, to Provide Communication Tool for Voice-Impaired Patients
Liopa, a spin out of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has announced that it is to deliver a prototype patient/carer communications aid. It will be used by tracheostomy patients in critical care environments. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

African-Americans With ALS Survive Longer Than Caucasians
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- For people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), African-Americans have longer survival than Caucasians when death is the outcome, but not when the outcome is death or tracheostomy and invasive ventilation (TIV),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery
Might early elective tracheostomy reduce the incidence of postoperative pneumonia and delirium in patients undergoing head and neck surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Temporary Shortage of Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes: FDA Temporary Shortage of Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes: FDA
The closing of an ethylene oxide sterilization plant in Illinois has led to a temporary shortage of Bivona tracheostomy tubes manufactured by Smiths Medical.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Acknowledges Shortage of Breathing Tubes Due to Sterilization Shutdown
FDA acknowledged on Friday that there is a temporary shortage of a type of tracheostomy tube manufactured by Smiths Medical, a device that many high-risk kids and some adults depend on to help them breathe. As MD+DI reported on April 9, the shortage of the Bivona trach tubes is the direct result of a sterilization plant in Illinois being shut down. At that time, FDA had not yet commented on this shortage, although the agency had warned of potential shortages due to the closure and the planned closure of a similar facility in Michigan. Smiths Medical previously sent the tracheostomy tubes...
Source: MDDI - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

EO plant shutdown leads to pediatric breathing tube shortage
Smiths Medical Bivona tracheostomy tubes are in short supply, according to the FDA. (Image from Smiths Medical) The February shutdown of an ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization plant has produced the first temporary medical device shortage, according to the FDA. The device in short supply is the Bivona tracheostomy tube manufactured by Smiths Medical and used by many pediatric patients. The FDA anticipates the tube will be made available again the week of April 22, according to a statement from Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The state o...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care News Well Pediatrics Respiratory Sterilization / Calibration Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Smiths Medical Sterigenics Internatio Source Type: news

The Shutdown of an IL Sterilization Plant Is Directly Impacting High-Risk Kids
Last month FDA warned of potential medical device shortages amid a shutdown of facilities that use a gas called ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize medical devices. The situation is already impacting children who use Smiths Medical's Bivona tracheostomy tubes. The devices were previously sent to Sterigenics' Willowbrook, IL facility for EtO sterilization, but the Illinois EPA recently issued a seal order at that facility after finding dangerously high levels of the gas in the air around the facility. Viant Medical, another contract sterilizer, also plans to close its EtO steril...
Source: MDDI - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

Blacks Live Longer, Not Necessarily Better, With ALS
FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- Black Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) tend to live longer than whites with the disease because blacks are more likely to have a procedure called a tracheostomy, a new study shows. But that may not always... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Val Kilmer health latest: Top Gun star’s tracheostomy - cancer symptoms revealed
VAL KILMER was diagnosed with throat cancer a number of years ago, and the Top Gun actor now has a tracheostomy in his neck. What is the treatment, and who needs them? These are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer you shouldn ’t ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cells to Society: 130 Years of Innovation / Research News
This study explores experiences related to hearing loss and barriers to hearing health care among older Korean Americans.      Read more   Aging ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What Are The Potential Complications of a Tracheostomy?
Discussion In the past, indications for tracheostomy were often because of infection, but today are more often due to need for chronic airway support and/or ventilation. Many more children and infants are having tracheostomies placed. Decannulation rates for these children are low due to concomitant complex chronic disease such as neurological, pulmonary and congenital heart diseases. Co-morbidies are common with 3-4 being average, and frequently also including chronic technology such as gastrostomy tubes or ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Approximately 8% of children do not survive the hospitalization where the tracheostomy ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Shows Promise in Post-Stroke Dysphagia Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Shows Promise in Post-Stroke Dysphagia
Pharyngeal electrical stimulation (PES) allows successful decannulation in patients with stroke and subsequent tracheotomy, according to results from the PHAST-TRAC randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Breathing Easier with Single-Use Bronchoscopes
This study was specifically done for bronchoscopes because that data was lacking,” says Lars Marcher, CEO and President Ambu A/S, in an interview with MD+DI. Contamination of reusable endoscopes has been known for some time now. “Endoscope Reprocessing Failures Continue to Expose Patients to Infection Risk” was number two on ECRI Institute’s list of Top 10 health technology hazards for 2018. And it has been on the organization’s top 10 list for the past eight years. Shifting to single-use instruments will likely be cost effective as well. According to a 2017 study, “Early Assessment...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news