Ethicon, Inc. announced results of a large, retrospective study that showed the use of the SURGICEL® Family of Topical Absorbable Hemostats was associated with lower costs, reduced product usage, shortened length of hospital stay, and reduced transfusions compared to the use of other adjunctive hemostats.
New evidence-based recommendations released from the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) recognize the clinical efficacy of alcohol-based hand wipes and their added benefit as “a convenient option for bed-bound patients, first responders, and others who cannot easily get to sinks or wall-mounted dispensers.”
OR Vision, an advanced IP-based OR integration system, provides control of displays, video sources, lights, audio, music, communications, video recording and an online timeout verification checklist. According to Perkins Healthcare Technologies, surgical teams improve efficiency by accelerating room set up with customized preferences ...
In 2010, 3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic was launched to help address the rising concern about surgical site infections (SSI) caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). During the last three years, a growing body of evidence has proven the positive outcomes of utilizing this intervention as part of preoperative nasal preparation to reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI).
Operating rooms continue to look for new ways to improve efficiency and trim costs. Innovations in software have allowed ORs to accomplish this goal and the Virtual Backtable 3.0, (VBT) from S2 Interactive, Inc., could be the next information technology innovation that meets both objectives. VBT provides instant analytics with dashboard metrics and analysis of surgical instrument usage specific to doctors and procedures.
Comtron, a leading provider of healthcare systems, is optimizing medical documentation and reporting processes with its electronic health records system, Medgen EHR, by giving clinicians an easy-to-use interface.
DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson have launched two new variable angle plating systems featuring its proprietary variable angle locking technology. With this technology, surgeons can adapt screw trajectory to match patient anatomy and fracture pattern and angulate screws towards specific fragments of bone.
According to Sloan Medical, its Sta-Dri® Nonskid Knee-High Boot Cover is its most popular product used by surgeons to keep their feet dry and protected in the wettest and messiest of procedures.
Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. announced last week a new standard in the patient experience at hospitals. The myComfort™ line of patient apparel is protected by Vestex®, Vestagen’s active barrier fabric that is fluid repellant, breathable and in studies done in a hospital environment, shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the fabric.
Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today it has reached a deal with Munich-based Brainlab to be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Kick® Navigation.
4WEB Medical announces the formal launch of the largest offering of 3D-printed foot and ankle osteotomy implants on the market today at this weekend's American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society annual meeting in Chicago.
3D Systems announced recently the addition of a new Simbionix™ ultrasound training module for the practice of transvaginal ultrasound exams (GYN TVS) at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.
Ecolab Healthcare has announced the availability of the PD220 Patient Drape, the first to market specifically for Boston Scientific’s subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD)TM procedure.
Kimberly-Clark Health Care recently announced the availability of the new AERO BLUE* Performance Surgical Gown. This soft, lightweight gown is four times more protective than other comparable surgical gowns while providing users with unsurpassed comfort.