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High-Volume Washing

April 20, 2009 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Complete Contamination Monitoring System

April 20, 2009 5:42 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Performance Apparel

April 20, 2009 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Crossover Surgical Table

April 20, 2009 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Gloves With A Cause

April 20, 2009 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Rugged, Mobile Clinical Assistant

April 20, 2009 5:42 am | Gammatech Computer Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Healing For Mobile, Active Patients

April 20, 2009 5:42 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

'Never' Is A Dangerous Word

April 6, 2009 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Making The Right Mark

April 6, 2009 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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New England Hospitals Partner To Prevent Pressure Ulcers

April 6, 2009 8:30 am | News | Comments

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.

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Patient-Specific Early Warning System Launched For Hospitals

April 6, 2009 8:30 am | News | Comments

'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™.

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Hospital Deploys Patient-Aware Operating Room Technology

April 6, 2009 8:30 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | News | Comments

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.

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'Smart' Sponge Detection

April 6, 2009 8:30 am | Clearcount Medical Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Pressure Ulcer Management At Every Stage

April 6, 2009 8:09 am | Gaymar Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Inflatable Cushion Device

April 6, 2009 8:09 am | Ethox International, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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