Blog Posts in December, 2018

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  • Patients Burned by Electrosurgical Active Electrode Pencils

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 28-Dec-2018

    Patient Burns Caused by Electrosurgical Active Electrodes Failure to Secure Electrosurgical Unit Active-Electrode Pencils Between Uses Can Lead to Patient Burns An electrosurgical unit (ESU) is a medical device designed to make precise surgical incisions using an active-electrode pencil, which is heated via electric current in order to cauterize tissue and stimulate coagulation of bodily fluids. ...
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  • Unsanitary Endoscope Reprocessing Can Lead to Patient Infections

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 26-Dec-2018

    Infections Resulting from Endoscope Reprocessing Failures Illness & Injury Stemming from Failure to Clean Endoscopes Between Uses According to a recent report issued by the ECRI Institute (a non-profit organization dedicated to research into the safety and efficacy of medical technology), “failure to consistently and effectively reprocess flexible endoscopes” is one of the top 10 ...
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