Kimberly-Clark offers INTEGUSEAL Microbial Sealant. According to the company it's been shown to seal and immobilize skin flora that preps miss—including MRSA, S. epidermidis, and E. coli—keeping them from migrating into the surgical incision. It is effective against common and dangerous skin pathogens throughout a surgical procedure. It's also breathable, safe, easy to apply, and fast-drying.
Flower Orthopedics today announced the availability of its FlowerCube, a standardized, single-use bone fixation concept that provides significant operation and operational efficiencies. Each cube is indication-tailored and contains all of the necessary implants, trials, and instruments needed to perform a procedure in one conveniently-sized, Ready-for-Surgery FlowerCube.
Healthmark announces the new custom two color vinyl labels that will make a lasting impression. The custom labels are made from durable, industrial grade vinyl and will endure even harsh environments. These labels can withstand temperatures ranging from 40 degrees Fahrenheit to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and are UV, water, chemical, and smear resistant.
Codman Neuro, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the European launch of the REVIVE SE Thrombectomy Device, a next generation clot removal device offering enhanced navigation through the cerebral vasculature and rapid restoration of blood flow to the brain after an ischemic stroke. The REVIVE SE device is a self-expanding basket made out of nitinol that features a closed-ended soft distal tip to capture clots and large fragments with minimal trauma.
Xodus Medical offers The Pink Pad designed for use in laparoscopic, open and robotic procedures. The Pink Pad’s high coefficient of friction and anti-motion properties support and secure the patient without unnecessary pressure on the neck, shoulders or arms, providing high protection against nerve damage and pressure ulcers.
Medicus Health offers Surgery Anti-Fatigue Mats. These autoclavable and antimicrobial mats help reduce the leg and feet pain associated with standing during long cases for extended lengths of time.
Aplicare from Clorox Healthcare provides sterile preoperative skin preparation antiseptics. For product safety and patient care, these sterile skin antiseptics are designed to enhance an infection prevention program. The Aplicare sterile skin antiseptics are sterilized after the product has been placed in the packaging, offering a distinct difference from products with non-sterile formulas.
Koven Technology, Inc. announces the introduction of new ULTRA-THIN Neurovascular probes. These new probes are available in fixed and flexible tip styles with widths of just 0.8 mm and 1.2 mm. These new thinner probes enable easier access to the artery and greater visibility. Ultra-thin probes were created for use with the new DVM-4500 Volume Flowmeter.
Medline Industries, Inc., introduced the first-of-its kind surgical procedure pack identification system to help improve OR efficiency, eliminate waste, and enhance patient safety. Featuring easy-to-read color-coded labels and forms, Medline’s EMPOWER system features easy-to-read, color-coded outer packing labels and matching color-coded insert forms that easily identify each pack and reduce the chance of selecting the wrong pack.
Cook Medical has a new device to simplify percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedures, during which physicians break up and remove large kidney stones, or can use it in the bladder to break up large bladder stones. LithAssist combines suction control and provides access for a laser fiber. It is the first device globally to provide suction control and laser fiber access.
The EssentiATM towel, manufactured by Precision Fabrics Group (PFG) in Greensboro, NC, is made from an innovative nonwoven fabric that does not generate the amount of lint or the loose fibers associated with cotton fabric. It does, meanwhile, have absorbency and drapability characteristics that are equal or superior to those of cotton.
The Slimline Abduction Pillow from Innovative Medical Products, a global leader in patient positioning, is designed to assure greater patient comfort and easier nursing care after hip surgery. It has been used post-operatively for thousands of surgeries without a single reported dislocation. IMP’s Slimline Abduction Pillow is produced with a unique convoluted foam design for greater comfort.
Tronex Healthcare introduces its new SMS Surgeon Cap. Generously sized and quality crafted from a unique blend of breathable, fluid-resistant, latex-free nonwoven materials, this surgeon cap offers an enhanced fit and lightweight, comfortable protection for extended use.
Steris now offers the PATHOGON UV Disinfection System, an automated, mobile system using germicidal ultraviolet light to reduce or kill pathogens on environmental surfaces. Germicidal UVC light has a proven history of reliable biocidal activity against a wide range of healthcare-associated pathogens. The PATHOGON system is designed for use as part of a complete cleaning and disinfection program, and has been shown to kill organisms such as Clostridium difficile, MRSA, VRE, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae and others.
During procedures that require surgical slush, ORS Hush Slush Systems from Ecolab deliver velvet-soft slush to improve patient safety and save valuable nursing time. The proprietary Auto-Stir technology in Hush Slush Systems automatically stirs the solution while cooling and eliminates concerns with conventional slush that may have sharp edges which can cause trauma to delicate tissues.