25 COVER STORY: A Vision
For The Future
3D viewing throughout the operating room is an exciting
new reality for the healthcare industry.
14 The Rising Threat Of
Bacteria will inevitably find ways of resisting the antibiotics
that are developed, so aggressive action is needed.
Visualization technology for the operating room continues
to evolve for the better.
28 AORN Product Preview
This year's Annual Congress is slated for
March 30-April 2 in Chicago.
32 Smoke Alarm
The education and awareness of the hazards of surgical
smoke has increased, as well as the push for corrective
actions and policies.
34 Surgical First Assists And
The Physician Shortage
Qualified physician extenders will be critical toward
addressing future surgical patient needs.
4 Editor's Choice
More Questions Than Answers
8 Reader's Choice
ScaleOR from NDSsi
38 Incisions: Suture Removal In
The Mid-21st Century
It is a spring morning in July 2047. Dr. Aiden Smith, a
surgeon, enters the clinic room...
15 Wound Closure/Healing
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Jeff Reinke, 973-920-7784
Mike Schmidt, 973-920-7773
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Lynda Ann Jayjohn, RN, BSN, MBOE, CNOR
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