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Coming soon! Weekly video series from Augustine Surgical

https://youtu.be/IPQ8TwlxtOo We're going to create a new video each week on a variety of topics that we think you'll find interesting. Come behind the scenes with Augustine Surgical to see a medical device manufacturing company, learn about the innovation process, get educational tidbits about the science behind important medical products, and more. We may even [...]

By |2023-03-16T10:08:50-05:00March 16th, 2023|

FDA Removes Forced-air Recommendation Letter

You’ve wanted to stop blowing air anyway. Now is the time to switch to air-free HotDog Patient Warming! In August 2017, the FDA –addressing clinician concern about the safety of forced-air patient warming (FAW)—issued a Letter to Healthcare Providers, assuring them that FAW was safe. That letter has been removed from the FDA site. All [...]

By |2022-08-30T15:10:14-05:00August 30th, 2022|

Company Statement on COVID-19

Like most, we have been closely monitoring the developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health our employees, customers, and fellow community members is our priority. As a company, we are taking many steps to maintain a clean and safe environment. We have always gone above and beyond the standard health requirements to ensure the safety [...]

By |2021-08-02T20:43:54-05:00March 18th, 2020|

ERAS: forced-air warming not recommended in H&K replacement surgery

The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)-compliant normothermia protocol for hip or knee replacement surgery urges maintenance of normal body temperature, but also includes the following statement: “However, the use of forced air-warming is not recommended as there is evidence that this is associated with an increased risk of infection (McGovern et al. 2011, Koc et al. [...]

By |2020-03-18T19:48:14-05:00January 10th, 2020|

Treating Hypothermia During Liver Transplant Surgery

Dr. Scott Lindberg, Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia at Houston Methodist Hospital, shares his experiences with treating hypothermia in one of the most difficult patient populations for inadvertent hypothermia: the liver transplant patient. Dr. Lindberg has had great success with the HotDog Patient Warming System. There are two video options: 1) a short version with [...]

By |2018-12-09T15:44:41-06:00December 8th, 2018|

3M Attempts to Mislead Federal Judge With Erroneous Study Conclusions

3M Attempts to Mislead Federal Judge With Erroneous Study Conclusions: Previously published data contradict conclusions of the Jeans study Click here for the full analysis (PDF) In a recent study pre-published online by Jeans et al, the authors conclude that screening for methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and treating those that test positive before surgery [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:56:41-05:00September 4th, 2018|

3M Wins First Bair Hugger Case; 8 More Cases Prepare For Trial

The first question to the jury, in summary: “Did plaintiff prove that Bair Hugger was unreasonably dangerous and that a safe alternative was available?” The alternative, the Court ruled, had to be another air-blowing device to meet defective design requirements (it could not be HotDog®, another electric warming system, or a water-based system). The jury’s [...]

By |2018-05-31T16:09:16-05:00May 30th, 2018|
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