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NewSplash Archive – November 2018

Issue 45 – 11/6

What is the difference between an osteotome and a chisel?
A: Osteotomes are shaped like a steeple while chisels have one angled side and one straight side. (p. 169)

Q: How is a Kerrison measured? (See next issue.)

Manufacturer Instructions for Use: Can We All Do Better? by Sara Freiberg
Many articles, opinions, and conversations surround the topic of medical device manufacturer instructions for use (IFU). While both the user and the manufacturer have voiced feedback, it is important to note that both sides have valid concerns.

Thank You, Veterans
Veterans Day 2018 is Sunday, November 11 (observed on Monday, November 12), and we at NewSplash and Ultra Clean Systems would like to thank and honor all veterans. We appreciate all you do, all you have done, and all you have sacrificed to protect our freedom. We encourage everyone to thank a veteran.

Hospital to deploy AI system to identify sepsis early
This month, Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, is launching Sepsis Watch, an artificial intelligence-based system that identifies sepsis cases in the early stages. The hospital will roll out the program in the emergency department, then extend it to the general hospital floor and the intensive care unit.

Sunlight can kill infection-causing bacteria indoors, study finds
Rooms exposed to daylight have fewer germs, and compared to dark rooms, sunlit rooms have about half the amount of bacteria that can grow, a study published in Microbiome found.

Never touch these items in a hospital
Reader’s Digest recently compiled a list of 10 hospital objects that harbor infection-causing bacteria that you should never touch. Due to the constant flow of patients, healthcare workers, and visitors, frequently used objects can accumulate large amounts of bacteria and other microbes.

IAHCSMM 2019 registration is now open
Early bird registration for IAHCSMM 2019 Conference & Expo in Anaheim, CA, is open through December 31. The conference runs from April 27 to May 1, 2019, and attendees who register before January 1, 2019, save up to $300.

IAHCSMM issues call for posters
Have you learned something that can benefit other CS professionals? Do you have a creative streak? If so, IAHCSMM invites you to submit a poster presentation for the 2019 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo.

APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Development Course
The APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Course is an exclusive, high-level, three-day interactive learning experience that will provide participants with the leadership skills they need for effective Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) leadership in their facility.

New Beyond Clean episode is now available
This week’s guest on Beyond Clean is Steve Kubler, global marketing manager at 3M. Steve has worked in healthcare for more than a decade, helping to bring advanced solutions to the sterile processing department.