Dale Medical Products introduces the Dale Hold-n-Place Foley Catheter Holder for short term patient use. According to the company, the patch boasts: An adhesive patch with a clear, skin-friendly base. A locking tab that features a dual holding system of adhesive and hook-and-loop to secure the indwelling catheter, stabilizing the catheter to prevent movement and dislodgment to help reduce meatal irritation, bladder spasms and urethral erosion.
TransMotion Medical TM11 motorized mobile procedure chairs convert from chair to stretcher with easy push-button control. The chairs enable patients to go from admission to discharge on one surface, no transferring required. According to the company, features include: Reduced risk of falls and injuries.
Skytron Skytron's I Series Washer-Disinfectors provide high-capacity cleaning with flexibility and efficiency. According to the company, the I Series Washer-Disinfectors boast: 15 Pass Thru and Stand Alone models. A 1-3 under counter system for lower volume needs. Quieter operation.
The Getinge 633HC Steam Sterilizer can hold up to twice as many standard instrument trays than other similar sized units. According to the company, the Getinge mid-size steam sterilizer boasts: The ability to accommodate large orthopedic sets performed in many ASC's. A power vertical door and optimal integral boiler.
PCI Medical offers the ductless GUS Vapor Control Systems that allows safe disinfection of endoscopes. The system can act as a back-up to automated reprocessors. Harmful vapors from OPA and glutaraldehyde are trapped in a patent filter and clean air is returned to the room. The system also exhibits: A built-in system for the safe transfer of used disinfectant.
Medisafe adds the SI-PCFTM floor model, auto fills, drains and rinses to its line of Sonic Irrigation equipment, which is designed for cleaning difficult cannulated, lumened instruments. The systems use powerful ultrasonic action to remove stubborn debris, enzyme injection into cannulated instrument core to breakdown hidden debris, and a continuous flush of cannulated instrument lumens to remove all debris.
STERIS Corporation introduces the Reliance Vision Single-Chamber Washer/Disinfector to its line of automated washing systems for sterile processing departments (SPD). The company feels the washer/disinfector can more efficiently process high volumes of medical devices, utensils and delicate instruments with features like the following: Optimized cycles allowing racks to exit as fast as every 20 minutes.
The Test® Instrusponge™, an absorbent swab on a flexible wand that is available in various sizes. It feeds into the internal channels of scopes, providing what the company feels is a more accurate indication of remaining bioburden. An Ultrasnap swab tube.
Endura Performance Apparel is a new line of high-performance, custom-fit surgical apparel from Cardinal Health . According to the company, the surgical scrubs feature: Active Moisture Management™ technology to regulate body temperature and keep users dry by wicking excess moisture from the skin.
STERIS Corporation announces the STERIS 5085 SRT General Surgical Table, a multi-functional sliding, rotating and transporting table for surgical suites. The newly FDA-cleared table is designed to support and position the patient from induction, during transport by a single caregiver to the OR, through anesthesia and surgery, and during transport by one person to the recovery area.
The new, pink-hued Micro-Touch NitraFree nitrile exam gloves from Ansell Healthcare Products support breast cancer research and awareness as the company donates $2 per case sold to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization. According to the company, the new gloves feature: Manufacturing without sulfur-based chemical accelerators to reduce the potential for Type IV allergies.
GammaTech Computer Corporation introduces the new, fully-rugged, compact DURABOOK MT10 mobile clinical assistant (MCA) model with Intel® Health technology, developed for healthcare professionals who work in highly-mobile environments. According to the company, the Durabook MT10 features: Compliance with military standards to withstand a drop from 4 ft.
Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management Division introduces its new Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) product, the RENASYS GO, designed to address the needs of clinicians and their active, mobile patients. The RENASYS GO system allows patients to be compliant with NWPT to promote wound healing in any environment.
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.
OP-marks, Inc. is introducing a new hybrid ink for surgical site marking, in an effort to reduce the risk of surgical errors such as operating on the wrong body part, patient or performing the wrong procedure. by Amanda McGowan, Editor, Surgical Products The data on the frequency of wrong site surgery is conflicting.