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Keep Soiled Instruments Moist

March 8, 2011 4:38 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Instrument manufacturers, AAMI, AORN and others generally recommend that decontamination of instruments begin within 30 minutes of use so that organic soils, particularly blood, do not dry. But often this is not possible.  Is there a solution to extended holding time of soiled instruments? The Humipak™ consists of a layer of highly absorbent material sandwiched between two layers of water proof film.

LISTED UNDER: Instrument Washers/Decontaminators

Bleach Towelettes

February 8, 2011 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

HYPE-WIPE bleach towelettes are EPA registered in all states as a one-step disinfectant with a one minute kill time for Tuberculosis (TB), Streptococcus, Salmonella, Pseudomonas, Norovirus, Respiratory Syncytical Virus (RSV), Human Influenza A (H1N1), Escherichia coli (ESBL), Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) and Rotavirus and a two minute kill time for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococccus Aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE), and Staph Aureus.

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Disinfection System

February 4, 2011 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Xenex PX-UV disinfection system offers a fast, safe, and cost-effective method for the advanced disinfection of hospital rooms. The system includes the PX-UV device along with custom protocols and training for different types of rooms and situations. The system helps increase patient safety by lowering the infection rate, improving the cleanliness and increasing safety of your facility.

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Sterilization Container Repair And Refurbishing

January 31, 2011 5:17 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. offers Sterilization Container Repair and Refurbishing services. Spectrum’s sterilization tray and container repair capabilities include latch repair, hinge repair, component replacement, and dent extraction for all makes, models, and styles.

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CEU Program For Scope Cleaning Process

January 28, 2011 5:45 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Healthmark announces the newest free CEU educational program: "Return of the Clean Brothers: A Residual Mission.” The program is the latest Flash-based game that takes users on an adventure through the scope cleaning process with the Clean Brothers and RESIdude.

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Preoperative Skin Preparation

January 25, 2011 4:46 am | 3M Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

3M™ DuraPrep™ Surgical Solution is a patient skin prepping solution in a self-contained applicator combining two broad-spectrum antimicrobials. Effective in a single painted coat, surgical solution eliminates the need for a time consuming scrub and paint application by combining two proven, broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents: alcohol for fast kill and fast drying, and iodine povacrylex for persistence in a water-insoluble film.

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Verify Cleanliness

January 18, 2011 4:29 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Ruhof ATP Complete® is a reliable method for verifying the cleanliness of all hospital surfaces, scopes, instruments and hand hygiene. Get results in only 15 seconds.  Test results can then be synced to a PC where the reading is down-loaded for tracking the results.

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Innovative Solution For Count Sheets

January 11, 2011 5:59 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

There is concern with keeping count sheets inside of instrument containers. Now, Healthmark provides the Count Sheet Holder. Simply slide the sheet through the die cut slots of the polypropylene-made holder. The convenient self mounting design of the holder is easily looped through the handle of the container.

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Evaluate Automated Instrument Washers

November 3, 2010 7:01 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TOSI™ is the first device to provide a consistent, repeatable, and reliable method for evaluating the cleaning effectiveness of the automated instrument washer. This is possible because the blood soil is manufactured to exact specifications each and every time. When metered on to the stainless steel plate, the TOSI™ is completely analogous to a stainless steel instrument soiled with dried blood.

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Instrument Lubricant

October 29, 2010 6:09 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces Spectra-Lube®, an easy-to-use, 32-ounce spray-on lubricant designed to protect and lubricate surgical instrumesants. Spectra-Lube® eliminates the need for costly and messy instrument “baths” by allowing the user to put lubrication where it’s needed.

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Pre-Klenz™ Instrument Transport Gel

October 29, 2010 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pre-Klenz™ Instrument Transport Gel is a ready-to-use gel/surfactant formulation that initiates the cleaning process of surgical instruments at the point of use. It is designed to be used wherever blood, protein, mucous, fat and hard-to-remove soils are present, or where scrubbing is impractical.

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Endoscope Cleaner and Reprocessor

October 26, 2010 5:53 am | Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) recently announced newly published data showing the ASP EVOTECH® Endoscope Cleaner and Reprocessor (ECR) provides an automated approach superior to the manual cleaning required when using traditional AERs. As healthcare facilities transition to alternative systems for high‐level disinfection, this data further supports that the EVOTECH® ECR eliminates manual cleaning while providing high level disinfection.

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Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma Sterilizer

October 22, 2010 6:23 am | Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) | Product Releases | Comments

The STERRAD® NX™ System from ASP is a fast, low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilizer. It has the ability to sterilize a wide range of instruments, including single-channel flexible endoscopes and semi-rigid ureteroscopes. And it provides the flexibility of having dry, packaged, sterile instruments ready whenever you need them.

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ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power Super-Concentrate

October 15, 2010 6:41 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power combines the strength of a super-concentrate with the performance of Ruhof’s multi-enzyme formula to create the ultimate surgical instrument and scope cleaner. This unique combination gives ENDOZIME® Xtreme Power its superior cleaning abilities to deliver fast and thorough soil contamination removal.

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ATP Complete And Test® InstruSponge™

September 29, 2010 7:51 am | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Test® InstruSponge™ is an absorbent swab on a flexible wand that allows for easy maneuvering through complex internal channels of scopes and cannulated instruments to verify if there are any contaminants left after cleaning. Test® Instrusponge™ is used in conjunction with the ATP Complete Handheld Unit and Test® Swabs to give an accurate numerical measure of bioburden present.

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