Deemed by the EPA as effective against all Influenza A viruses, including Pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus (the swine flu), hospital-grade Sporicidin Disinfectants, Contec, Inc.’s Sporicidin Brand Disinfectant solutions are broad-spectrum disinfectants that are EPA, FDA and OSHA, compliant.
The KD Scientific EZFlow 2050 disposable infusion pump is designed to electronically deliver continuous, constantly-controlled infusions. Features include: Compliance with the CE 0197 certification. Operation through a dial to set the infusion rate. Flow rates ranging from 2-10 ml/hr.
Well, not the actual skin, but a Florida biotechnology company has created a surface technology designed using shark skin as a model to prevent hospital acquired infections December 3, 2009 Medical professionals are desperately seeking ways to limit the growing number of patients who suffer from infections after they are admitted to the hospital.
Surgeons at St. Luke's Roosevelt laparoscopically repair a large herniation of the entire stomach and most of the pancreas into the chest, behind the heart.
A landmark study on the imaging suite reveals its possible role in spreading MRSA. This video from Patient Comfort Systems discusses the infection risks associated with medical imaging, and what should be done in hospitals to decrease this risk.
Remedium Technologies Inc., a company developing a shaving cream-like foam that stops severe bleeding, won $10,000 in the Most Promising Security Idea category of the Global Security Challenge 2009. Selected from more than 100 entries from around the world, Remedium is developing a high-pressure foam that can be sprayed into an injured body cavity, adhering to tissue and rapidly stopping bleeding as it expands.
Megan Brooks, Reuters The problem, Dr. Martin A. Makary of Johns Hopkins University notes, is that hospitals are not creating a “culture of speaking up. If people are not speaking up regarding their own safety concerns, it's probably a surrogate marker of people not speaking up about patient safety concerns.
Maggie Fox, Reuters Stung by the continuing struggle to make a vaccine against the swine flu pandemic, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Tuesday her department would review its approach to disaster preparedness. The goal, Sebelius said, will be streamlined regulations that speed the approval of new technologies being promoted through government contracts with private companies.
A group of European scientists say they have successfully connected a robotic hand to a man who had lost an arm, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial hand and control it with his thoughts. The experiment lasted a month. Scientists say it was the first time an amputee has been able to make complex movements using his mind to control a biomechanical hand connected to his nervous system.
An international study that examined the extent of infections in nearly 1,300 intensive care units (ICUs) in 75 countries found that about 50 percent of the patients were considered infected, with infection associated with an increased risk of death in the hospital. The full study will appear in the December 2 issue of JAMA.
Erik Schelzig, AP Market Center Management has announced plans to build and operate a $250 million Nashville Medical Trade Center on the site of the city's existing convention center. Officials say it could create 2,700 jobs. The 12-story structure would be built on top of the largely underground facility that would become available if the Metro Council approves the construction of a new $585 million convention center a few blocks away.
December 16, 2009 The new Bair Paws Flex™ gown from Arizant Healthcare fully covers patients and also warms them before, during and after surgery with “forced-air warming”—a warmed stream of air flowing through the garment’s inserts. It can also help hospitals easily comply with a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) patient warming quality measure that went into effect on October 1 that could eventually result in millions more surgical patients being warmed each year.
Gauthier Biomedical introduces a new line of specialized surgical instruments with their innovative Twist-N-Load Connection System. The company says that with the Twist-N-Load, users don’t have to pull back on any collar, or push a button to begin the connection process.
For hospitals and surgical centers aiming to minimize accidental scalpel cuts, needle sticks, and other such hazards in the OR, Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) introduces its Safe Sharps Management product line, which includes the Reusable Saf-T-Scalpel™. This reusable safety scalpel is identical to the standard scalpel handle used routinely in surgery with a thin metal guard to cover the blade while passing it to the surgeon within the Neutray™.