Blue Bell Bio-Medical has launch a new website that includes its Design-A-Cart online custom configurator. The site (www.BlueBellCarts.com) includes product information on Blue Bell carts and accessories for the medical industry. The new website coincides with the release of a complete line of pre-configured workstations, new accessories, and four new paint colors (kiwi, citrus, garnet and rose).
KIMBERLY-CLARK InteguSeal Microbial Sealant has a unique mechanism of action that does not promote bacterial resistance and does not need to be removed for suture or closure. Easy to apply and fast-drying, this microbial sealant can be used with a variety of patient skin preparation treatments and surgical products such as electrocautery, sutures, staples and wound adhesives.
The 3M Tegaderm CHG IV Securement Dressing is a transparent, antimicrobial dressing used to cover and protect catheter sites and to secure devices to skin. It consists of a transparent adhesive dressing and an integrated gel pad containing the highly effective antiseptic agent, chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG).
The Detachable ICU IV Transport Skyboom permits the safe and speedy transport of patients with multiple IV pumps on and off the ICU floor. The Ergon IV Transport Skyboom provides greater efficiency for care within the patient’s room as well as for the transport process, requiring fewer staff members to complete the transport process.
The 6661EZ 3M Ioban 2 antimicrobial incise drape is ideally suited for high-volume minimally invasive implant procedures. The surgical drape is made with a strong, conformable and breathable polyester incise film coated with medical grade acrylate adhesive containing molecular iodine (Iz) as the active antimicrobial agent.
The LED Mega View Loupe is now available with three bright LED lights. The loupe allows peripheral visions and is ewuipped with interchangeable lenses that flip up when no magnification is needed. The lenses are hard, coated acrylic and the headband is very lightweight and comfortable. The interchangeable lenses include 2.
The new LED “Cool Touch” light has a high-end LED element with a lens that provides better illumination than a regular 20 W halogen light. The light output in Lux is more than 200 percent higher and the energy savings 40 percent better compared to a 20 W halogen spotlight. The shade has been designed to meet customer requirements of compact light with high light output.
Stiff-Line surgical instrument cleaning brushes have been designed with more rigid medical grade nylon bristles that allow for aggressive cleaning. Also incorporated in the design are thicker, twisted stainless steel shafts that resist bending. The brushes feature Spectrum’s Antimicrobial bristles, which resist bacterial growth, last longer and offer superior infection control properties.
The John Bunn ® DigiO 2 Finger Pulse Oximeter combines a sensor and monitor in one convenient device. The DigiO 2 measures pulse oxygen saturation value (SpO 2 ), pulse rate value (PR) and blood perfusion index (PI) or pulse strength, in home or clinical settings, for both adult and pediatric patients.
The CleanTech IC Automated Handwashing and Monitoring System replaces the inconvenience and inconsistency of manual handwashing for preventing healthcare-acquired infections in hospitals and related facilities. This system provides a fully-automated, touchless method for handwashing, sanitizing and rinsing.
This new, disposable endocavity needle guide for use with Ultrasonix EC9-5 transducer. The EC9-5 biopsy guide is engineered to direct minimally invasive instruments by following on-screen guidelines, providing the imaging professional a fixed path of guidance and a standard of precision in biopsy procedures.
Action® O.R. Overlay, 3-piece Set: #40104 This is a “Must Have” for your OR suites. As stated in revised 2008 AORN Recommended Positioning Practices, “visco-elastic overlays are effective for preventing both skin changes and pressure sore formation.” This Akton® polymer 3-piece overlay set provides great flexibility for any surgical team; working well for a wide variety of procedures.
Intestinal Bulldog Clamp The Aesculap PL541S Intestinal Bulldog Clip is designed for applications where temporary occlusion of the bowel is desired. It is typically used in laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures during the assessment of the gastrojejunostomy for leaks. At this step of the procedure, the Roux limb can be occluded with the intestinal bulldog clip to prevent excessive bowel and distal gastric dilation.
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a commonly used adjunctive wound care modality that promotes healing through moisture balance and cell stimulation. Today, physicians, nurses and wound care specialists have more options to realize all the clinical benefits of NPWT while improving performance in cost effectiveness, patient comfort and ease of use with the V1STA portable and EZCARE systems from Smith & Nephew, a global leader in advanced wound management therapy.
Perhaps even more important to the effective and efficient operation of a healthcare facility than the actual surgical instrumentation and medical devices is the precise management and quick availability of patient data and clinical information to the hospital staff across all departments. Here is a sampling of some of the latest developments in information management systems for the healthcare and surgical field.