Surgical professionals are working under increased pressure in the O.R., and having more to do in less time often means an increased risk of making a mistake--even if it's a mistake that should 'never' happen. Technology is the answer in changing that. by Amanda McGowan, Editor, Surgical Products My name is Amanda McGowan and I've taken over as the editor of Surgical Products magazine.
Program improves patient care through targeted measures Hospitals in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont are working together to prevent and reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers. A pressure ulcer (PU) is a lesion caused by unrelieved pressure that causes damage to underlying tissue and a break down in the skin.
New patient safety system reinforces adherence to safety protocols and helps eliminate never events CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Apr. 06, 2009-- The new Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital has become the first to deploy the Patient-Aware Operating Room (PAOR), a new patient safety system from LiveData and KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America.
'Pinpoint Review' bedside system ensures patient safety and quality, safeguards hospital reimbursement ORLANDO, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDai, Inc., an Elsevier company and provider of advanced solutions for healthcare that utilize predictive analytics, announced the launch of its new patient-specific early-warning system for hospitals, Pinpoint Review™.
The SmartSponge System from ClearCount Medical Solutions employs RFID technology to both count and detect sponges during surgery, increasing efficiency and performance in the OR, and most importantly, improving patient safety. by Amanda McGowan, Editor, Surgical Products For a patient, going through surgery can be a frightening experience.
Gaymar Industries introduces the Sof•Care® Stretcher Overlay. The stretcher is designed to help patients against pressure ulcers during transport, and while waiting in emergency departments, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units and other stages of care. Using Sof•Care three-layer air-channeling technology to redistribute patient weight, the overlay immerses the patient in over 300 air cells and prevents bottoming even when the head of the stretcher is raised, helping to keep ulcers from forming and allow existing ulcers to heal.
The Delgado Inflatable Post from Ethox International Medical Products Divison is a pneumatic cushion device to minimize pressure contact points during a surgical procedure. According to the company, the cushion features: Ability to simply slide over the positioning post during surgery.
The arsenal of chemistry available to healthcare facilities in the never-ending battle against pathogenic bacteria include: Antibiotics, Hard Surface Disinfectants and Topical Antiseptic technology, all of which have significant importance and demand constant, daily vigilance of patients and their environment.
Among the most critical steps required in any laparoscopic surgery is establishing a port of entry into to abdominal cavity and gaining access to the surgical site. This can prove to be one of the riskiest parts of the procedure. Access is generally achieved using a trocar encased in a sleeve or cannula.
The X-drape Sterilized Disposable Surgical Drape is designed to address the occupational hazard to physicians and hospital staff of high-level scattered radiation emanating from the patient's body during fluoroscopic procedures. The drape can be placed within the sterile field over the patient's body and will absorb the radiation scattered from the patient.
Kimberly-Clark Health Care's expanded lines of surgical drapes offer the right protection for the right procedure at the right price. The KC 100 Drapes provide reliable protection for common surgical applications featuring simple, flexible and easy-to-use designs, which include equipment covers and meet industry standards for flame resistance.
This Surgical Drape Clamp features a familiar design that allows for secure clamping of surgical drapes to IV poles and drape-stands. The clip is washable, reusable, rust-resistant and fully-autoclavable. Available in four different colors, the clamps are conveniently packaged in a budget-saving package of 8 clips (two of each color; blue, pink, green, and purple).
Tiburon® surgical drapes are engineered to pass the industry standard tests that measure fluid and synthetic viral penetration, which help provide the maximum in clinician and patient safety. They are resistant to abrasion and puncture, yet their flexible, cloth-like properties allow them to drape naturally, following the contours of the patient.
High contrast lighting in the OR can expose surgeons and staff to excessive light intensity and glare, resulting in eyestrain. Eyestrain can be experienced as burning, watering, blurring, headaches and fatigue. To address this eyestrain problem, MCD has introduced ACTIVA®, a tinted, minimally reflective surgical drape.
Precept® UltraGard SMS Major Procedure Drapes are constructed from a multi-layer fabric and feature a new Absorbent/Poly Reinforcement; the same reinforcement currently used in Softesse® fabric drapes. The SMS manufacturing process produces a fabric with high tensile strength and resistance to tears, punctures and abrasions, while also being low-linting and extremely drapeable.