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"Time Out" Onscreen Verification Checklist

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The KARL STORZ OR1® Timeout Verification feature is a vital tool for complying with the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) universal protocol to help ensure that surgical teams perform the correct procedure at the correct anatomical site on the correct patient. The protocol requires a "timeout" immediately before a procedure to enable the entire surgical team to actively verify and document key parameters.

Nitrile Exam Gloves

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

The KC100 Lavender Nitrile Exam Glove is a superior alternative to vinyl gloves in barrier protection, performance and comfort. These gloves keep hands cooler, create less hand fatigue and yield significantly more tactile sensitivity and hand movement. Lavender Nitrile is a thinner, lighter and more economical choice compared to standard nitrile, yet retains the protective properties required for a wide range of tasks such as dispensing general medications, routine oral care and non-invasive general physical examinations.

Medical-Grade LCD Display

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

The LMD-3250MD 32-inch LCD medical-grade widescreen display with full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution is designed for endoscopic, surgical reference and educational applications. Providing enhanced side-by-side image display, the new HD LCD supports simultaneous viewing of multiple modalities and maximizes use of the available screen real estate to significantly expand image size.

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Bladeless Trocars

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien Versaport™ Plus Bladeless Trocars comprise a complete product line that offers secure entry technology for enhanced security and control. Versaport Plus Bladeless Trocars offer surgeons low insertion force, small fascial defect and superior fixation, allowing them safe and secure access to the surgical site.

Intraoperative Ultrasound Transducer

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | BK Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The 8824 I- and T-shaped intraoperative transducer measures only about the length of a matchstick. The small and thin proportions provide access to tight areas, enabling a further reach around the liver, pancreas and kidney. Depending on the surgeon's preferred technique and need, the 8824 offers the flexibility of using the two perpendicular arrays individually or simultaneously, each providing a clear, quality image.

Disposable, Malleable Retractor

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Ez Surgical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The DASH™ is a single-use, malleable, absorptive retractor for use in various open and hand assisted laparoscopy surgical procedures. The device contains an inner malleable stainless steel mesh that can easily be reshaped during surgery. It is uniquely designed to provide an improved surgical window, protect the surrounding tissues from injury and prevent their intrusion into the working space.

Ergonomic Laparoscopic Instruments

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Bovie Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The MEG™ Modular Ergonomic Grip laparoscopic instrument line is designed to offer ergonomics and economics. The balanced, spring-loaded handle comfortably fits any size hand. It is designed to reduce fatigue and muscle exhaustion common during lap procedures with traditional ring handled instruments.

Point-of-Care Untrasound System

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Smi Ultrasound | Product Releases | Comments

The MindRay M5 hand carried ultrasound is a point-of-care system that can be powered in seconds using AC or its internal 60 minute battery and is ready to scan in 2D, M-Mode, all Doppler, and Color Doppler modes. Featuring an enhanced 15-inch high resolution monitor with a 170 degree viewing angle, spatial compounding, "iTouch" automatic optimization of 2D and Color Doppler, integrated 80GB hard drive and two high speed USB ports for image transfer and EMR integration, the MindRay M5 is ideal for a variety of office and hospital applications.

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HD Digital Capture System

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

The state-of-the-art ImageCore™ HD Digital Capture System digitally records high definition still and video images in full 1920 x 1080 resolution. Offering universal connectivity to major manufacturers' endoscopic camera systems, the ImageCore HD system acts as the imaging control center in the operating room.

Articulating Stapler/Cutter

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

The ECHELON FLEX™ articulating, mechanical stapler/cutter can be easily operated with only one hand. The device has natural articulation that enables the surgeon to focus on the line of transection and place the anvil exactly where it is needed. ECHELON FLEX is available in two lengths (45 mm and 60 mm) and the cartridges it uses can be used across the entire platform of Echelon™ ENDOPATH® Stapler devices.

LED Surgical Lighting Systems

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

The new MAQUET PowerLED 500 and PowerLED 700 LED Surgical Lights both provide an exceptional depth of field within a 47-inch deep column of light that eliminates the need for manual focus control. The lights use unique FDP technology to extend the consistent LED illumination over time to 40,000 hours, which is up to 33 percent more than other LED systems.

Compact Ultrasound System

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Terason Ultrasound | Product Releases | Comments

Terason is an innovator and world's leader in integrating patented ultrasound microsystem technology with a commercial laptop whose technology has been used throughout the world for ultrasound diagnosis and interventional guidance. The Terason t3000™ Ultrasound System is versatile, compact, superior in image quality and easy to use.

Laparoscopic Simulation System

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Simulab Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

EDGE (Electronic Data Generation for Evaluation) is the next generation of reality-based laparoscopic simulation. It measures the time, path and force of instruments during surgical tasks, including FLS drills. Individual results are compared to an aggregate database of experts providing users an evaluation and a pathway for improvement.

Head-Mounted Surgical Microscope

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Leica Microsystems, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

The Leica HM500 head-mounted surgical microscope combines the flexible properties of the human eye with the magnification capabilities of loupes and surgical microscopes. The device is worn comfortably and provides continuously variable magnification, automatic parallax correction and sharp 3D images for precise viewing during surgery.

Continuous Nerve Block Kits

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Teleflex Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The Arrow® StimuCath® Continuous Nerve Block Kits offers improved infection protection for the patient and improved sharps safety protection for the clinician. The new kits include Tinted ChloraPrep® Hi-Lite Orange®, which instantly highlights the prepped area with a rapid-acting, persistent and broad-spectrum antiseptic.

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