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Semi-Rigid Canisters

June 7, 2010 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

DeRoyal SafeLiner Semi-Rigid canisters boast a safe design and offer a reduction in red bag waste. Patented adhesive on the disposable lid keeps fluids secure, preventing costly clean-ups, and providing a spill safe product for all clinicians. A filter technically proven to prevent backflow of aspirated fluids into hospital vacuums is innovative and a part of every canister created by DeRoyal.

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Single-Use Safety Scalpels

April 5, 2010 6:08 am | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina offers the Futura® Single-Use Safety Scalpels, (#31210, 31211 and 31215) which have been designed for easy one-handed activation and with automatic retraction. According to the company, the scalpels offer: Blade sizes (#10, #11, and #15) color-coded in green, blue and yellow for easy identification.

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Cord Companion™

April 5, 2010 6:07 am | Progressive Dynamics Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The Cord Companion™ is a T-shaped, plastic composite device used in the OR to contain cords and hoses in a collectively streamlined manner. The Cord Companion™ enables surgical staff to maintain a sterile environment, while bringing a new level of safety and sanity to an OR.

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Safety Scalpel Handle

March 19, 2010 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Breaking the mold of traditional safety scalpels, the Change-A-Blade™ is the first Safety Scalpel Handle. It provides surgeons with the freedom to utilize any standard #10, #11, or #15 blade and provides the comfort of a traditional #3 scalpel handle. Features include : A lockable safety shield that easily slides over the blade while maintaining the ability to fully retract into the scalpel handle.

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Z-Friction Drape™ Neutral Zone

March 11, 2010 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Several organizations including the American College of Surgeons and AORN, recommend the use of a Neutral Zone to prevent the devastating results of sharps injuries. Sandel’s Z-Friction Drape™ serves as a Neutral Zone, featuring: A bright orange color and flexible non-stick surface, allowing it to stand out in the sterile “sea of blue.

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Take A Time Out

February 16, 2010 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

As wrong site, wrong procedure and wrong person surgery continues to remain an important safety issue, Sandel Medical Industries introduces a new product to its TIME OUT® product portfolio. The new Non-Woven TIME OUT Beacon™ is a disposable, bio-degradable option for hospitals.

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RFID-Based Solution To Prevent Retained Sponges

January 26, 2010 7:15 am | Clearcount Medical Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Medline Industries, Inc. has been named the exclusive distributor for the SmartWand-DTX™ and SmartSponge® System, the only FDA-cleared systems using radio-frequency identification to both count and locate surgical sponges. The systems, created by ClearCount Medical Solutions, use a technology featuring chip-embedded sponges to count and locate sponges during surgery which, in turn, helps eliminate surgical errors and improve patient safety.

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Gowns And Drapes To Manage Surgical Fluid

January 15, 2010 5:39 am | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Kimberly-Clark Health Care’s expanded lines of surgical gowns, drapes and packs offer the right protection for the right procedure. The new KC100 line offers reliable, cost-effective protection for everyday use during lower fluid, shorter procedures.

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Reusable Safety Scalpel

December 1, 2009 2:28 pm | Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) | Product Releases | Comments

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™.

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Safety Scalpel Blade And Handle System

October 27, 2009 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Medical Devices Inc. (PMD) introduces a new safety scalpel blade and handle system, the ThumBlade™ safety scalpel system. Features include: Thumb activation independent mechanisms, enabling one-handed activation smoothly and safely by right or left handed practitioners with no contact with the exposed blade.

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Sharps Management Product Line

October 9, 2009 12:20 pm | Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) | Product Releases | Comments

A company develops a new Safe Sharps Management product line to help reduce sharps injuries and liability in the operating room According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) 39 percent of all surgical scalpel injuries are inflicted by the user on the assistant.

LISTED UNDER: Sharps Disposal Products

Sharps Safety Station

September 23, 2009 7:15 am | Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) presents the innovative Sharps Safety Station needle counter box. This box has the following safety features: Three Safety Hinges that can be unhinged easily without breaking should you wish to separate the boxes to use as a neutral zone (half on mayo tray and half on back table).

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Safety Scalpel System

September 15, 2009 11:16 am | Xodus Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Xodus Medical, Inc. provides a safe solution to ensure healthcare worker safety in the operating room—the Safety Scalpel system. According to the company, the system is designed to meet the OSHA Engineering and Work Practice Controls and helps to minimize the risk of scalpel injury during an operating room procedure from prep, to procedure, through blade disposal.

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Safer Methods for Internal Bone Fixation

May 8, 2009 7:43 am | by Ron Stoker | International Sharps Injury Preventation Society | Product Releases | Comments

Keeping both patients and clinicians safe from wirestick injuries Each year medical device facilities have a requirement to update their Exposure Control Plan. This update must include the evaluation of new safer technologies. Many infection control managers and OR supervisors evaluate safety scalpels, newer methods of suturing or closing wounds etc.

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'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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