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SurgiMark’s Via-Guard® suction tips save hospitals time and money both inside and outside the operating room. Not only do our Yankauer and Pediatric Yankauer suction tubes help surgeons provide the best surgical care for patients, they also save health care facilities valuable resources by consolidating inventory and streamlining orders on primary surgical instruments.


Blog Posts tagged with: surgical site infections

Ebola & Surgery: Why Disposable Instruments are Most Effective

By SurgiMark | NEWS


The Ebola virus has everyone on edge. As the largest outbreak in history worsens, aid workers who travel back to the United States from Africa are closely monitored for the disease which has infected 450 healthcare personnel worldwide as of…

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It’s in the Numbers: Surgical Site Infection Cost Roundup

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients who get infections in the hospital cost the U.S. health care system nearly $10 billion per year. One in 20 patients acquire infections during their hospital stays. A patient…

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3 Ways VAs are Reducing Costs of Surgical Site Infections

By SurgiMark | NEWS


At SurgiMark, we are committed to improving patient safety and saving hospitals resources with our Via-Guard Yankauer Suction Sets. One of our primary goals is to reduce costly and crippling surgical site infections (SSIs). A recent study of surgical patients…

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 2-8, 2014

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At SurgiMark, we developed our suction tips with operating room efficiency and patient safety in mind. March 2-8 is Patient Safety Awareness Week, a global campaign to raise awareness about health care safety. Sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation…

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Dirty Surgical Tools Put 18 Patients at Risk For Deadly Brain Disease

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At SurgiMark, we aim to stay on top of surgical suction news and have discussed the dangers of dirty surgical tools before on our news page. This week, 18 patients in North Carolina were exposed to a rare and deadly…

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Top Health Hazards to Watch in 2014

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Technology continues to improve health care delivery, but certain technological advancements also pose risks. The ECRI Institute recently released its annual list of the top 10 most common health technology hazards to watch for in 2014. For the third consecutive…

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Best Practices for Operating Room Efficiency

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As 2013 draws to a close, all eyes in the health care community are on the sweeping national health care reform set to take effect next year. The financial uncertainty those changes will bring has health executives scrambling to cut…

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Majority of Costly Surgical Site Infections are Preventable

By SurgiMark | NEWS


Following the start of Obamacare, and the subsequent government shutdown, the high cost of health care is undoubtedly one of the most talked about issues across the United States today. A recent New York Times article compared the cost of…

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SurgiMark’s commitment to quality assurance in manufacturing



A foreign surgical supplies maker recently sent out an urgent field safety notice regarding a problem with one of its surgical suction devices. The company discovered metal fragments inside the stainless steel tube of its intracardiac suction tips while inspecting…

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