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The Crystal Vision Delivers Long-term ROI

Knowledgeable procurement professionals and savvy consumers know that taking a long view with investments, capital expenditures and returns is the prudent way to realize a value promise. In the health care context, a short-term approach can have serious consequences on an organization’s reputation, operational excellence, the well-being […]

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Surgical Smoke Evacuation Technology Has Come of Age: CFM vs. Capture Velocity

The harmful effects of surgical smoke (plume) on patients, surgeons, nurses and OR staff is well documented and has become a matter of growing concern within the healthcare community. Fortunately, advances in surgical smoke evacuation technology have brought about significant progress in reducing the dangers of exposure […]

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Why does I.C. Medical’s in-house production matter?

I.C. Medical maintains total in-house control over its design, engineering and production processes, including the sourcing of components, precision manufacturing procedures, testing and packaging. Why does this matter? U.S. manufacturers have learned that outsourcing to low-labor-cost countries, such as China, Mexico, India, Vietnam and others, is a […]

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Measuring, Monitoring and Setting Standards for OR Air Quality

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to maintain “an environment that is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.” Poor air quality is recognized as a critical environmental health hazard both indoors and […]

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Why don’t surgeons and OR staff protect themselves from plume?

A recent study conducted at the Training and Research Hospital in Izmir, Turkey found that while doctors and nurses were mostly aware that their ORs lacked smoke evacuation systems (69.1%), they did not take effective personal safety precautions and rarely used special filtration masks. This startling finding […]

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The Compliance Conundrum

It is well known that surgical smoke can contain toxic gases and vapors such as hydrogen cyanide, benzene, and formaldehyde, as well as living and dead cellular material (including blood particles), and viruses. At high concentrations, surgical plume causes upper respiratory tract irritation in OR staff and […]

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OR Manager Conference 2016

Come visit I.C. Medical at the OR Manager Conference, Booth #1035! The Conference will be held September 21st thru the 23rd at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information visit: http://www.ormanagerconference.com/

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Demand is growing for more effective elimination of surgical smoke from ORs

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jul 18, 2016 (I.C. Medical) – According to I.C. Medical, Inc., smoke from surgical procedures, often called “plume,” is a carcinogen that contains toxic chemicals, viable bacteria, viruses, and mutagenic substances. Exposure to plume poses risk to the health of surgeons, nurses, OR staff, as […]

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A Look at the Global Smoke Evacuation Market

The global smoke evacuation market is expected to grow by 5.6% in the years to come, according to a report issued by ReportLinker, an independent market research firm. That figure represents an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2020. The ReportLinker analysis of the […]

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Visit ICM at the Premier Breakthroughs Conference!

Visit ICM at the Premier Breakthroughs Conference at Booth# 644. 2016 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition June 21-24, 2016 in National Harbor, MD We’ve saved you a seat in Washington! Leverage the power of the alliance and represent your organization in our nation’s capital. Current members and […]

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