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 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.
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.
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.
The KIMBERLY-CLARK Bariatric Drape is designed for safety and convenience. The drape's fabric is resistant to tearing, strikethrough and abrasion and has a maximum flame resistance rating, allowing it to be used around lasers and other electric instruments. To help reduce the risk of wound contamination and related post-operative complications the drape has a low-lint and abrasion-resistant fabric reinforcement.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Booth # 1000 The Steinberg Lap-Band® Introducer is designed to simplify the introduction of the Lap-Band® and minimize potential tissue damage. The guide is placed into a 10-mm port, which is then removed. This novel Introducer is then placed onto the guide and slid into the abdomen.
Booth # 501 The 1288 HD 3-Chip® Camera features a 1920 x 1080p resolution along with nine specialty settings, resulting in optimum color resolution and brightness. Additional benefits include wireless transmission capabilities when used with the Stryker WiSe wireless flat panel monitor, four fully programmable buttons on the camera head, HD and HDTV outputs and a touch screen LCD interface for easy navigation.
Booth # 625 The Bard® SepraMesh® IP Composite is built on the foundation of proven Sepra® adhesion barrier technology. It combines the strength of polypropylene mesh with a bioresorbable hydrogel coating for ventral hernia repair. This integrated design delivers safety, strength and ease of use.