Webinar: Putting Patient Safety First – September 9, 2016

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Webinar: Putting Patient Safety First View the above webinar, “Putting Patient Safety First” given on September 9th, 2016, for an exciting discussion about patient safety, the Triple Aim, healthcare quality, and infection prevention and control. PENTAX Medical is committed to partnering with our valued customers to prevent Healthcare Associated Infections, improve patient experience and clinical outcomes, and reduce … More about Webinar: Putting Patient Safety First – September 9, 2016

The Role of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Healthcare-Associated Infections

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An article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 3, 2016 discusses the most common healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), many of which are caused by antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria. This article highlights the incidence of these infections and emphasizes the continued need for HAI prevention to … More about The Role of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Healthcare-Associated Infections

SYSTEM 1E® Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System as an Effective Sterilization Method for Duodenoscopes

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An article in the MONTH 2016 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control discusses the efficacy of SYSTEM 1E® Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System (SYSTEM 1E®), which was tested on duodenoscopes of various designs under worst-case processing conditions.  The following is a summary of the data presented in this article. A full reference for … More about SYSTEM 1E® Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System as an Effective Sterilization Method for Duodenoscopes

PENTAX Medical Appoints Dr. Hudson Garrett Jr. as Global Chief Clinical Officer

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Montvale, NJ – May 25, 2016, PENTAX Medical Corp. (PENTAX Medical), a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announced today that Dr. Hudson Garrett JR. joined the organization as Global Chief Clinical Offer. In this role, he is responsible for building the Global Clinical Affairs program, working with clinical partners and providers to create, advance, … More about PENTAX Medical Appoints Dr. Hudson Garrett Jr. as Global Chief Clinical Officer

PENTAX Medical Launches the OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 Video Processor

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Go Beyond Conventional White Light Endoscopy with PENTAX Medical Enhancement Technologies MONTVALE, N.J., May 18, 2016 – PENTAX Medical Corp. (PENTAX Medical), a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announced today the launch of the OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 Video Processor (OPTIVISTA), featuring both digital and optical enhancements. The OPTIVISTA offers physicians digital and optical-based electronic chromoendoscopy … More about PENTAX Medical Launches the OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 Video Processor

Recommended Duodenoscope Reprocessing Methods and Their Implementation as Reported by Infectious Disease Physicians

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An article in the February 2016 issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology discusses current duodenoscope reprocessing methods, as reported by physician members of The Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Emerging Infections Network. Current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for duodenoscope infection surveillance techniques are also reviewed. The following is … More about Recommended Duodenoscope Reprocessing Methods and Their Implementation as Reported by Infectious Disease Physicians

Preventing Future Endoscope-Associated CRE Outbreaks

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Dr. William Rutala and Dr. David Weber, two very prominent and respected researchers and authors in the fields of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, wrote this commentary in order to shed light on controversies that have arisen in the past year surrounding the reprocessing of flexible duodenoscopes.   The commentary discusses three major topics: an … More about Preventing Future Endoscope-Associated CRE Outbreaks

HOYA Group Appoints Gerald W. Bottero Global President of PENTAX Medical

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Tokyo-(Business Wire) –PENTAX Medical, a division of HOYA Group, has announced the appointment of Gerald W. Bottero to the position of Global President of PENTAX Medical as of February 1st, 2016. “HOYA Group is pleased to have Gerald W. Bottero lead the global division of PENTAX Medical,” said Hiroshi Suzuki, President and CEO of HOYA … More about HOYA Group Appoints Gerald W. Bottero Global President of PENTAX Medical