Month: April 2019

Coloplast Responds to FDA’s Decision to Remove Surgical Transvaginal Mesh as Treatment Option for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Coloplast was informed by the FDA that the PMA for Restorelle DirectFix Anterior is not approved and the company must cease marketing and distribution immediately. As a result, FDA regulations require that all anterior transvaginal synthetic mesh products, including Coloplast’s Restorelle DirectFix Anterior device, can no longer be commercialized in the U.S., effective immediately. Coloplast …

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Beyond Clean has appointed Bob Marrs to the role of Vice President of Organizational Development.

Marrs is a seasoned Perioperative clinical educator and consultant, having served as Director of Consulting Services & Field Operations at Aesculap for 9 years, and prior to that worked in the Perioperative setting for 21 years in various roles from Certified Surgical Technologist to CSD Technician, Case Cart Coordinator, Sterile Processing Manager and Director. “We …

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Independent Hospitals Must Report Same Patient Safety and Outcomes Data as NHS to Prevent Another Ian Paterson, Warns RCS

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) is calling for independent hospitals to collect and publish equivalent data to that which the NHS routinely provides on patient safety and clinical audits. The RCS has published a position statement today (10 April) setting out the changes to standards in the independent sector it believes are required to prevent a …

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital: Four more arrests in poisoning probe

Four healthcare professionals have been arrested on suspicion of administering poison or a noxious substance to patients at a hospital. The investigation relates to patients on the stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria HospitalImage copyright Blackpool Teacing Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust One man and three women have been held amid allegations of mistreatment and neglect at …

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Violent Crime Is Rising Rapidly – London Hospital Study Confirms

London has already seen more than 21 young people die from knife-related injury. Report authors (L to R) Carole Olding, James Olding and Kathy Fan A new study from maxillofacial surgeons at King’s College Hospital (KCH) in south London found that in just one year 478 patients with penetrating trauma injuries were treated in ED (emergency department) …

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