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Inovus Medical unveils Digital Surgery Platform, Totum®

Inovus Medical has unveiled its next-generation Digital Surgery Platform on the opening day of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Scientific Congress, in San Diego California. Known as Totum®, the platform is already accredited by The Royal College of Surgeons England, and will initially focus on delivering a connected surgical training ecosystem via the …

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Future Surgery Partners with Royal College of Surgeons of England to Deliver their Largest Accredited Speaker Sessions

Returning to the ExCeL London on 15-16 November 2022, Future Surgery will deliver over 110 educational sessions – the largest to date – helping surgical teams to stay current with surgical innovation. Delivered in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the show invites all members of the theatre team to stay up-to-date with …

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Future Surgery Returns as the Flagship Event for the Surgical Sector

Over 4,500 healthcare professionals from across the surgical sector will reunite in London on 15–16 November 2022 for the largest surgical event of the year. Delivered in partnership with The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Future Surgery will be the biggest gathering of surgical and operating theatre teams with over 100 exhibitors and 100+ …

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Pioneering System Protecting Healthcare Staff from Surgical Smoke Secures Place on NHS Welsh Framework Agreement

A smoke evacuation system developed to keep operating theatres smoke free has successfully won a place on the NHS Welsh framework agreement. Cardiff-based manufacturer Eakin Surgical is one of the suppliers appointed by NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership to the national framework agreement. The contract award means the company – a distributor for the CIMPAX® …

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Smith+Nephew introduces smart glasses into the operating room to enable remote technical support for UK surgeons during procedures

Smith+Nephew the global medical technology company, today announces a partnership with Rods&Cones to provide smart surgery glasses and digital remote assistance to customers. By providing customers with smart surgery glasses, Smith+Nephew representatives can ‘see’ through the eyes of the surgeon, instrumentalist nurse, or any healthcare professional using them, enabling continuous remote support before, during, and after …

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Self-Retaining Surgical Retractors: Maximum Sustainable Force of Surgical Stays and Stay Hooks in Human Tissue, and the Usual Force Applied to Both During Surgery

Abstract Surgical Retractor systems are used by surgeons every day and have been considered as useful tools in hospitals for decades. Modern versions consist of a sterile disposable retractor ring and sterile elastic stays, positioned with cam locks for easier one-handed adjustments. New innovations have recently seen a sliding frame and the addition of surgical …

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Doctors Don’t Know What’s Happening! New Health App CAREFUL Helps Clinical Teams Reduce the Dangers of Handover 

Thousands of patients are dying every year and hospitals are wasting up to 15% of their entire budget as a result of poor handover. The UK NHS wastes at least £250m a year from delays to discharge, and the same problem is seen in hospitals throughout the world. Today, healthcare start-up CAREFUL has launched its …

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Bender Install State-of-the-art Theatres at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway

Two new elective orthopaedic theatres at Merlin Park University Hospital in Galway have been equipped with Bender state-of-the-art operating theatre equipment, advanced medical IT power systems, and residual current monitoring devices for ultimate resilience and safety. Construction of the new €10.57 theatre building in the grounds of Merlin Park hospital began in March 2021 and …

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OMFS Win Coveted ASiT Silver Scalpel Award Two Years Running!

2022 Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) Silver Scalpel Award Winner British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) Chair Peter Brennan on hearing the announcement said he was “overwhelmed and totally blown away to be awarded this most prestigious accolade”. He broke down in tears in front of over 300 trainees and peers. Consultant …

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Video Killed the Medico-Legal War

Innovation in Informed Consent Model Could save NHS Millions London – 11th February, 2022 – An evolution in the way we focus and retain information needs to lead to a significant shake-up in the current informed consent model, today warns the UK’s sole surgical trade union. Modernising the approach could potentially save the Health Service a …

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