Covidien (NYSE: COV) announces that a new in vivo study concluded that the Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ endotracheal tube provides significant protection from microaspiration and lung damage compared to the Mallinckrodt™ Hi-Lo endotracheal tube. The findings were presented at the annual International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) Meeting, in Brussels, Belgium.
AliMed® inc announces the release of its new Sterilization catalog featuring Medline sterilization products. The 24-page catalog covers the entire sterilization process, including products needed for decontaminating, lubricating, prepping, packing, and monitoring surgical instruments.
DePuy Mitek, Inc. introduces the VAPR® Premiere90, a new low-profile, small-diameter radiofrequency electrode that provides fast and efficient soft tissue ablation and coagulation with enhanced visualization during arthroscopic surgery. According to the company, features include: A low profile design (3.
Megadyne’s 12-use E-Z Pen™ is designed to deliver optimal electrosurgical performance to surgical teams with cost efficiencies. Features include: Lightweight and ergonomic, the 12-time use E-Z Pen has a built-in count down mechanism displaying the number of uses left and a “lock-out” failsafe function preventing additional use once the lifespan has expired.
What are the top three considerations surgical professionals should make when purchasing surgical cameras & videos system? April 16, 2010 1. Sensitivity. While some would argue resolution is the #1 consideration, sensitivity may rank higher. The surgeon must see details to make accurate decisions, but needs to see those details in a wide variety of contrast conditions.
Buffalo Filter’s LapEvac® Surgical Smoke Evacuation System is a powered, closed-loop smoke evacuation system. During laparoscopic procedures, the LapEvac draws surgical smoke from the peritoneal cavity, filters it through ULPA filtration media, and returns clean CO2 gas to the patient.
There is a secret that very few in the western hemisphere are privy to: there is peace in the Middle East. Its name is Jordan. A small country of only 35,000 square miles and a little over six million people, Jordan is situated in a contentious neighborhood comprised of Syria to the north, Iraq to the west, Jerusalem to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south.
The AER DEFENSE™ Smoke Evacuator is ConMed’s new surgical smoke evacuation system that offers: 4 different modes of operation. A dual-stage motor for power for more efficient suction capabilities with less noise production. The ability to be coupled with the company's GoldVac™ Smoke Evacuation Pencil.
The Bovie® ICON GP is an electrosurgical generator with fully-digital implementation for use in today’s modern operating rooms. It was designed in conjunction with OR clinicians to provide a safe, user-friendly unit that can meet all operating room procedure demands.
E-Z Clean® electrosurgical instruments from Megadyne provide dissection and coagulation for a variety of surgical applications, rendering procedures cleaner, safer and faster. They have a non-stick surface, which resists eschar buildup and last an entire case—saving both time and money.
The iPad has finally been released and we’ve got our hands on one so we can provide the medical community a healthcare perspective of the device.
What are the top three considerations surgical professionals should make when purchasing surgical cameras & video systems? I believe image quality should be the first and foremost important consideration when choosing a new surgical camera. That being said, it’s not always easy or a good idea to choose a camera based on the manufacturers specifications.
Using Smart Electrode™ technology, the ENSEAL® TRIO from Ethicon Endo allows surgeons to simultaneously seal and transect vessels < 7 mm, along with large tissue pedicles and vascular bundles with minimal thermal damage. Its patented I-BLADE™ jaw design offers uniform compression along the entire seal line.
The Mega Soft from Megadyne is set on the operating room table, eliminating the small disposable sticky pad that can damage the patient’s skin. According to the company, the Mega Soft pad is large—extending at least half the length and full width of an adult patient’s torso.
As part of your operating room protocol, it may be appropriate to utilize your vacuum/wall suction system to capture small amounts of surgical smoke plume. As these devices are not designed to capture smoke and aerosols, implementing an in-line filter is essential to long term performance of your critical vacuum system.