ROCHESTER, Minn., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A short, preoperative team briefing prior to cardiac surgery - where each person on the team speaks - improves communication and reduces errors and costs, according to a pilot study conducted at Mayo Clinic. Mayo researchers believe this is the first such study to use real-time observations to measure the effect of preoperative briefings on specific disruptions to surgery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A homework assignment from President Barack Obama is turning into a credibility test for medical providers. Obama, once a law professor, has instructed the health care industry to come back with specifics on its pledge to slow rising costs, helping to save the nation $2 trillion over 10 years.
LANGHORNE, Pa., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Power Medical Interventions®, Inc. (OTCBB:PMII), a developer of Intelligent Surgical Instruments™, announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its 510(k) application for marketing its iDrive Intelligent Power Unit™, detachable Intelligent Surgical Instruments and iConsole™.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The swine flu outbreak fell short of a full-blown international crisis, but revealed the precarious state of local health departments, the community bulwarks against disease and health emergencies in the United States. A sustained, widespread pandemic would overwhelm many departments that are struggling with cutbacks as well as increased demand from people who have lost jobs and medical insurance.
Selecting the proper hemostat is critical to control active bleeding at the surgical site. Now, a plant-based hemostat works to do this while addressing safety concerns during surgery. HemoStase™ Absorbable Hemostatic Particles attempts to address the need to control active bleeding at the surgical site while offering an alternative to human- or animal-based blood products and hemostats.
Ultrasound systems image over 500 underserved patients in Guadalajara, Mexico in one week Dr. Jimenez conducting an ultrasound exam. The ease of use and versatility of the Terason Ultrasound System enabled physicians to treat an astonishing number of patients in just one week.
Covidien introduces the new LigaSure Advance™ Instrument in a film that explains their high-tech medical device. The product includes ValleyLab Mode™ providing controlled dissection and hemostatic effect. Click the video to find out more about this new product.
The mineral-based WoundStat is a granular product contained in a lightweight pouch. WoundStat™ from TraumaCure is a product for treating traumatic wounds. The mineral-based WoundStat is a granular product contained in a lightweight pouch. According to the company, U.
The AnchorPort® from Surgiquest, Inc. is an abdominal entry product that can be used for peripheral applications or for single incision surgery. Features of the AnchorPort® include: 5 mm optical tip trocars are precisely placed for safety, each employing an elastomeric technology to match cannula length to the thickness of each patient's abdominal wall.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. provides complete surgical instrument repair, sharpening and restoration services for bariatric instruments. Any make, any type or any model of surgical instrument can be completely refurbished in Spectrum's state-of-the-art repair lab by their German-trained technicians.
The TRUMPF TITAN is a modular, split-leg, fully-articulating universal surgical table with a 1,000-lb. patient weight capacity. Features of the table include: Motor driven mobility and easy movement with 6" dual castors. 40 degree Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg positioning and 25 degree tilt, maintaining stability even at extreme angles at full weight capacity.
Skytron 's Hercules 6701B Surgical Table provides a powerful 1,200-lb. lift, 1,000 lb. articulation and full-body imaging capability for today's advanced general purpose and bariatric procedures, reducing the need for multiple support accessories and optimizing ease of patient set-ups.
The Scale-Tronix Model 5702 bariatric stand-on scale is a heavy-duty, stainless steel, fully-automatic scale built for the special needs of weighing bariatric patients. The scale features: A weight capacity of 1,000 lbs. (445 kg.) An extra-large, ultra-low, stable weighing platform with a heavy duty wrap-around handrail for ease of use and security.
Molnlycke Health Care US offers the Biogel® PI Indicator, a patented polyisoprene puncture indication glove system. The system is a double-gloving solution, using the Biogel® PI outer glove and Biogel® PI Ultratouch under glove that indicates when a puncture in the glove has been made to guard against infection both in patients and in staff.
The LifeShield® CLAVE® connector from Hospira helps to ensure compliance to needle-free I.V. administration. The 1-piece, swabable valve provides: A closed barrier to bacteria. Availability on a full line of I.V. administration sets and accessories, including primary piggyback, extension, blood administration, burette and specialty sets, vial adapters, I.