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Inside the mind of an inventor

Ioan Cosmescu designed and fabricated his first invention, a fully functioning radio transmitter, when he was a nine-year old boy in Soviet-occupied Romania. Shortly afterwards, he was forced to destroy his invention when the Soviet police swarmed his neighborhood looking to find and arrest whoever was responsible

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Go Rhode Island!

Rhode Island has become the first state to pass legislation requiring ORs to use smoke evacuation systems for surgical procedures that generate plume. Rhode Island House Bill 5324, signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo, requires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities in the state to

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What is an ULPA Filter & What Makes I.C. Medical’s Smart?

ULPA filters are among the most efficient and effective air purifying filters available. ULPA is an acronym for Ultra-Low Particulate Air, and the term actually refers to the filtration standard and not any specific type of air filter. A standard ULPA filter removes at least 99.999 percent

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I.C. Medical’s Booth #939 is the Place to Be at the 2018 AORN Surgical Conference and Expo

Make it a point to stop by Booth #939 at the 2018 AORN Trade show later this month, where the new I.C. Medical Crystal Vision 450D surgical smoke evacuator will be displayed and demonstrated. This new state-of-the-art smoke evacuator was granted 510(k) patent approval in the U.S.

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Growth and New Beginnings in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is projected to flourish in the years to come driven largely by industries such as high-tech manufacturing, data storage, health care, bioscience, solar energy, tourism and hospitality. Analysts forecast continuing population growth in the Arizona Sun Belt and look for employment to keep pace, based to

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Home for the Holidays

Many people look forward to spending time at home with family and friends during the holiday season. At I.C. Medical, our company home and the heart of our business operations for nearly 30 years has been a building on Shangri La Road in Phoenix. Ioan And Elena

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FDA Clears I.C. Medical’s Advanced Surgical Smoke Evacuation System

Phoenix, AZ — (ReleaseWire) — 11/10/2017 –The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has granted Phoenix-based I.C. Medical Company 510(k) clearance to market the Crystal Vision 450D in the United States on October 30, 2017. The Crystal Vision 450D is an “intelligent” surgical smoke evacuation device, with

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Are Surgeons Utilizing Surgical Smoke Evacuation Equipment- Why or Why Not?

Advances in technology have revolutionized health care delivery and brought immense changes to surgical practice. New OR protocols and breakthrough productivity tools, including sophisticated surgical smoke evacuation systems, have made surgical practice safer, more effective and more efficient. Yet adoption of new ideas and techniques does not

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Where Does OSHA Stand on the Issue of Surgical Smoke?

As far back as 1996, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified surgical smoke as a hazard. In a survey fielded in 2011, NIOSH found that best practices to minimize exposure to surgical smoke had not been universally implemented and that local exhaust ventilation

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Become an Advocate for Safety in the OR

Nurses often work in settings where they are exposed to chemical, biological, and physical hazards. Among the most commonly identified perils for nurses are workplace violence, verbal abuse, musculoskeletal injuries incurred from lifting and patient transfers, needlesticks and sharps injuries, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, hand washing-related dermatitis,

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  • Inside the mind of an inventor
    Inside the mind of an inventor
    Ioan Cosmescu designed and fabricated his first invention, a fully functioning radio transmitter, when he was a nine-year old boy in Soviet-occupied Romania. Shortly afterwards, he was forced to destroy his invention when the Soviet police swarmed his neighborhood looking...
    Read more
  • Go Rhode Island!
    Go Rhode Island!
    Rhode Island has become the first state to pass legislation requiring ORs to use smoke evacuation systems for surgical procedures that generate plume. Rhode Island House Bill 5324, signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo, requires all hospitals and freestanding...
    Read more
  • What is an ULPA Filter & What Makes I.C. Medical’s Smart?
    What is an ULPA Filter & What Makes I.C. Medical’s Smart?
    ULPA filters are among the most efficient and effective air purifying filters available. ULPA is an acronym for Ultra-Low Particulate Air, and the term actually refers to the filtration standard and not any specific type of air filter. A standard...
    Read more