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Irrigation Solution Warmers

June 15, 2006 5:45 am | O.R. Solutions, Inc. | Comments

The ORS-2000 Series Intra-operative Irrigation Solution Warmers rapidly warm irrigation solution in the sterile field, thereby eliminating the need to use a blanket warmer. The ORS-2000 Series safely maintains solution temperatures taking the guesswork out of managing the temperature of solution that is poured into a back table basin or graduate.

Patient Temperature Management Pads

June 15, 2006 5:45 am | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Comments

Kimberly-Clark has introduced two universal thermal pads that enable rapid application of temperature management and greater flexibility in pad placement on patients. These small- or large-sized rectangular pads are designed to be placed anywhere on the body where there is intact, well-perfused skin.

Laparoscopic Access/Trocar Safety System

June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Auto Suture Co. | Comments

The VersaStep™ Plus Access System provided safe and controlled non-bladed entry that reduces abdominal wall complications and patient injuries including port site abdominal wall bleeding, decreased abdominal visceral and vascular injuries, and reduced post-operative pain. The access system, which incorporates proprietary Step™ Radial Dilation Technology, provides a consistently smaller fascial defect and superior port fixation by gently spreading tissue during port insertion as opposed to cutting or “grinding” through it.


Scope Protection Sleeve

June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Comments

Designed to protect rigid scopes, this scope protection sleeve is completely reusable and made of an autoclavable polymer. The sleeve is designed to accommodate the most delicate rigid scopes measuring 5.0 mm and smaller. To accommodate length, the scope sleeves attach to one another for protection of longer scopes.

Rigid Telescopes

June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Comments

The Hopkins® II 5-mm telescope offers improved optics and a larger number of fibers to deliver significantly increased brightness and enhanced image quality. A new double-lumen stainless-steel shaft makes the 5-mm telescope significantly more durable, which can help reduce repair costs. Advantages of the 5-mm telescopes include distortion-free images, sapphire lenses for autoclavability and scratch resistance, clear images through the entire depth of field, and a 5.

Suture Anchor for Hip Arthroscopy

June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Comments

The BIORAPTOR™ Suture Anchor was developed to facilitate minimally invasive arthroscopic repair of the hip joint. This device represents the first option for labral repair of the hip. The tiny anchor, threaded with ULTRABRAID™ Suture, is implanted into the bone of the cup of the hip joint, and enables the surgeon to close a tear or tighten labral tissue as required.


June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Olympus America, Inc. | Comments

The autoclavable HD EndoEYE videolaparoscope features a 10-mm outside diameter and a working length of 390 mm, making it ideal for use on even the largest patients. Offering a 30 degree and 45 degree direction of view, the HD EndoEYE utilizes proprietary distal tip technology to provide optimal image quality with increased durability compared to traditional rod lens systems that transfer the image through multiple interfaces.

Needlestick Prevention Products

June 15, 2006 5:43 am | Terumo Medical Corp. | Comments

Terumo Medical Corporation is one of the leading medical device companies worldwide. We are providing safety solutions for Hypodermic and Infusion products. SurGuard2™ safety needles and syringes and Surshield™ Safety Winged Needle Sets will comply with the latest OSHA regulations on Bloodborne Pathogen safety, with built-in safety features to reduce the risk of Needlestick injury.


Hands-Free Sharps Disposal Containers

June 15, 2006 5:43 am | Health Care Logistics | Comments

Horizontal Entry Sharps Containers give health care workers the luxury of hands-free sharps disposal and reduce needlestick injuries. These containers feature a safety chamber that rotates when weighted and safely releases sharps into the container, preventing the need for excessive handling of these hazardous materials.

Sharps Safety System

June 15, 2006 5:43 am | Comments

The “Total Sharps Safety System” is comprised of three products. The disposable Weighted Safety Scalpel™ which has a lockable safety shield that slides over the knife blade when not in use, and is available in #3 (Long) handle, #4 handle with #20 blade, and Carbon Steel blades. The Z-Tray™, a true “safe zone” passing tray with oval shaped sides and staggered bottom that offers easy pick up, which provides for the hands free transfer of sharps and is now available in an extendable tray to accommodate long instruments.

Sharps Disposal Container

June 15, 2006 5:43 am | Bemis Health Care | Comments

Bemis SharpSentinel™ sharps disposal containers are designed for the safety of both patients and staff. A variety of sizes allow staff to select the right unit for the application. Eight- and Eleven-gallon containers are ideal for use in the OR for disposal of oversize syringes, laparoscopic instruments, trocars, and other large infectious waste items.

Surgical Gloves with “Cuff Roll-Down” Protection

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Comments

The entire line of Encore® gloves is now enhanced with innovative SureFit™ technology. The proprietary SureFit technology is designed to overcome “cuff roll-down” experienced by operating room personnel when wearing the new impervious surgical gowns. This technology is manufactured using a process to produce a cuff that “grips and holds” to minimize the slippery effect caused by some surgical gowns.

Synthetic Gloves

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

Neolon 2G gloves are made from an advanced proprietary neoprene (chloroprene) formulation, making them softer, more comfortable and more durable than traditional neoprene gloves. They perform like a latex glove, while eliminating the possibility of latex protein sensitization.  The gloves feature a lightly textured grip for more sensitivity, reinforced cuffs for reduced cuff tearing during donning and in use, and anatomically correct curved finger design for more comfort and less hand fatigue.

Multipurpose Electrosurgical Generator

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Dre, Inc. - Medical And Surgical Equipment | Comments

The ASG-120 is a multipurpose electrosurgical generator for use in the modern physician’s office and surgi-center. It features both monopolar and bipolar functions to satisfy all surgical demands with safety, flexibility, reliability, and convenience. The ASG-120 features cut, blend, coagulation, fulguration, and bipolar modes.

Instrument Insulation Testing Device

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

Insulscan is a FDA-approved device for testing the insulation on electrosurgical instruments. It takes seconds to test each instrument in the OR prior to and after surgery. The device tests the insulation on 5-mm and 10-mm laparoscopic and endoscopic instruments for pinholes or any leaks in the insulation.


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