One afternoon during my training, I watched as one of my closest friends, another surgery resident, was led into the office of the department chief. A week earlier she had been on call when a patient developed a rapid and irregular heart rhythm. He became unconscious and would have soon died if my friend had not stepped in and resuscitated him.
How technology using different forms of energy has helped to increase patient safety and surgeon efficiency in the OR. March 16, 2010 For years in open surgery, surgeons maintained bleeding by clamping bleeding vessels and tying them off with ligatures. Yet, the idea of using heat to stop blood flowing out of an incision can be traced back to Egyptian times, when heated stones were placed on bleeding blood vessels, says Dr.
Medicus Health offers new Hygiene Station Panels for Exam Rooms. Hygiene Station Panels for Exam Rooms include: Hands Free Purell Dispenser with Spalsh Guard. Powder Coated Metal Double Glove Dispenser. An Easy Change Sign Frame. Premium woodgrain panels available in 4 different panel styles: Mahogany, Cherry, Maple and Grey.
Several organizations including the American College of Surgeons and AORN, recommend the use of a Neutral Zone to prevent the devastating results of sharps injuries. Sandel’s Z-Friction Drape™ serves as a Neutral Zone, featuring: A bright orange color and flexible non-stick surface, allowing it to stand out in the sterile “sea of blue.
Aspen Surgical introduces a new addition to their Fluid Management Line: The SurgiSafe® CinchMat™. According to the company, this product offers: A combination of effective absorbency with an easier way to handle the mat during disposal. A top layer with superior wicking ability that quickly absorbs fluids to prevent pooling and splashing.
The elderly man came to the San Salvador Lutheran Medical Clinic nearly blind and almost completely deaf. Our interpreter helped me figure out what he wanted. “How can I help you?” we shouted. "I have a cough and get headaches sometimes. Can I get some medicines?” “Sure,” I said.
Surgeons have made great advances in developing single port surgery. Still, questions remain with regard to the impact the technique has in improving surgical care, leaving some surgeons to speculate that there is an even better technique on the horizon. March 15, 2010 When Italian surgeon Giuseppe Navarra, MD wrote the first reports of a gall bladder surgery performed through a single port in 1997, he discussed why he thought the technique would not go any further.
Designed by Thomas J. Montgomery, MD for use in his practice, the Montgomery Knee Board is a well-leg holder for use in arthroscopic knee surgery. It is used for positioning of the non-operative leg. Consisting of a piece of flat, 1/2 inch polyethylene with rounded edges, the Montgomery Knee Board is intended for use with a foam pad in order to safely and comfortably immobilize the well-leg.
Spinal intramedullary AVMs are rare and potentially life threatening. This surgical clip shows a large AVM with multiple feeders, extending from D3 to D7, being totally excised. The patient is a 27-year-old young man who became paralyzed waist down five years back. In view of the risks involved with surgery and the hope of spontaneous recovery, the patient had put off surgery until recently.
This video shows an ideal case of endoscopic ulnar nerve decompression at the elbow using macroscopic and the endoscopic surgical steps. This information has been taken from Endoscopic Decompression of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow, a manuscript published in the April 2010 issue of Neurosurgery, submitted by corresponding author Joachim Oertel, M.
What are you doing on Sunday? For me, I try to make Sunday is a day for a little relaxation, perhaps running some errands or doing a little housework or spending time with family. Sundays for Dr. Andy Moore, a plastic surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky, go a little differently.
Action Products, Inc.’s Body Smart Solutions® are viscoelastic polymer positioning products for the OR. The products feature domestically-made, exclusive Akton® polymer, a reusable product that will cut down on waste associated with disposable products. This allows for cost savings of a reusable product and the ability to discard less waste.
David Scott Company offers a complete line of positioning aids named Blue Diamond®. The line includes: Viscoelastic polymer positioners. Light Cloud™ resposable head positioners. 4 levels of pressure reducing OR table pads. BeanBag positioners.
Tactile experiences have played a role in how we evaluate products since the early phases of man’s evolution. It’s especially important in surgery, where an instrument’s tactile properties are essential the surgeon’s ability to use it comfortably and safely … March 10, 2010 By Jeff Kapec, Principal & Executive Vice President, Tanaka Kapec Design Group Designing for touch goes hand in hand with overall industrial design process Every product creates a sensory experience for the user.