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INTRA OPERATIVE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION MANAGEMENT

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Immediately order laboratory tests, including arterial blood gases, electrolytes, basic metabolic panel (BMP), and complete blood count (CBC) 14. Administer nitroglycerin to decrease preload while also dilating coronary arteries 12. If possible, administer aspirin or another antiplatelet agent 13.

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Preventing Surgical Infections Caused By Biofilms

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Even more important than following the manufacturers’ published IFUs is to demand IFUs that have been validated by independent laboratory testing using AAMI and FDA test protocols. Protecting patients from harm caused by a contaminated instrument starts by following manufacturers’ published cleaning and reprocessing IFUs.

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Treating Menopause with Hormone Pellet Therapy

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Laboratory testing during the first 28 days of therapy will confirm how the body is responding to therapy. Finally, patients will want to know when they will notice changes. Most women need 28 days to achieve the changes possible through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

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Bioidentical Hormones vs Synthetic Hormones

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It's always important that your doctor prescribes hormone replacement therapy on the basis of laboratory testing, not just on the basis of your symptoms. Blood testing is more accurate than saliva testing, and hair analysis has no value to prescribing hormone therapy at all.

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Hospital Forced To Cancel Surgeries For A Week Due to Contaminated Instruments

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Even more important than following the manufacturers’ published IFUs is to demand IFUs that have been validated by independent laboratory testing using AAMI and FDA validation testing protocols.

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PATIENT HARM CAUSED BY IMPROPER/INADEQUATE INTRUMENT REPROCESSING

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6 Healthcare facilities have a legal, ethical, financial and moral obligation to only use instruments whose cleaning and sterilization IFUs have been validated by independent laboratory testing using AAMI and FDA validation protocols. 1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Alert Advisory HAN00323, September 11, 2015.

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The Importance Of Pre-Cleaning Instruments At Point Of Use (Part I)

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Part of the FDA’s approval process for new devices includes ensuring that the devices are safe for use in the healthcare environment and that the instructions for use (IFUs) have been validated by independent laboratory testing.