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Rubbing Salt in the Wound

CleanCision was inspired by patients. This post shares the experience of Steve Benjamin, avid heli skier cyclist, and sportsman, who survived a difficult bowel resection surgery for cancer, only to contract a surgical site infection, causing serious complications that changed his life.



The Need for Tall Poppies

Healthcare Risk expert Russ Nassof shares his views on effectuating change in healthcare, calling for an urgent need for “Tall Poppies” to advance evidence-based medicine.


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Advancing Tomorrow in the Operating Room of Today

Prescient Surgical CEO Jonathan Coe shares advice for surgeons committed to pursuing tomorrow’s innovations in today’s changing healthcare landscape


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The Solution to Pollution is Dilution

Dr. Charles Edmiston shares highlights from his article in Surgical Infections on intraoperative wound irrigation -- a "standard of practice" without a standard


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An Engineer's Sphere of Influence is the World

CleanCision has won several design awards this year for innovation. This post reveals a bit of the backstory behind its development and the iconic "toy" that inspired its design.


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Do You Know Your Hospital’s True Surgical Site Infection Rate?

Reported SSI rates—whether from your own hospital, clinical literature, or national reporting—may be missing a significant portion of the actual SSIs that are occurring in patients following surgery.


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Leaving Incisions Open: Rethinking Common Wisdom on Surgical Site Infection Risk Reduction for Colorectal Surgery Patients

Do the benefits of leaving incisions open after colorectal surgery truly offset the pain and risk caused to patients? Dr. Insoo Suh, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Endocrine Surgery Section, University of California San Francisco, rethinks this common practice.


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Patient Zero

A reminder that stories of the patients we serve compel us to act