LapEvac is a newly patented solution for laparoscopic surgery that helps reduce many of the risks associated with poor vision and loss of distension due to smoke and efforts to clear smoke from the patient’s cavity. LapEvac is a disposable, battery powered smoke evacuator that creates a closed loop to filter and re-circulate gas into the peritoneal cavity.
The Keyhole Maximum Access Forceps maximizes the surgeon’s ability to see and maneuver tissue during complex brain and spine surgeries. The Keyhole’s tines are made from a super hard material for optimal tissue manipulation. The ultra thin tips, which come in sizes as small as 0.4 millimeters, provide maximum access and visibility to keep the tissue in view, not the forceps.
MEGADYNE has introduced the first 45cm disposable laparoscopic electrode with the patented E-Z Clean® PTFE-coated electrosurgical tip for bariatric procedures. E-Z Clean tips minimize eschar build up and are used with lower power settings, which reduces excess smoke and thermal necrosis. The 45 cm electrodes come in four tip configurations: curved, L-hook, J-hook, and L-wire for use on procedures where additional length is indicated such as gastric bypass and gastric banding.
ESS offers a complete line of laparoscopic system carts are designed to accept the latest laparoscopy systems by all the major manufacturers. All cart models include adjustable shelving and rear mounted handles to promote maneuverability. The carts also offer a multitude of mounting points for accessories such as flat screen monitor arms, CRT monitor arms, scope holders, I.
Aesculap’s Modular Laparoscopic Instrument System is now available with Quick-Snap handles. The handles are available in both ratcheted and non-ratcheted versions. The ratcheted Quick-Snap Handle is designed with an easy to use one-step ratchet release and features an “off”mode, giving the surgeon true multifunctional performance.
The Surgimedics® Protection Plus ULPA Filters and Pre-Filters for the Surgifresh® line of smoke evacuators combine specially-blended, activated carbon with multiple layers of media to remove virtually all odor, bacteria and virus-size particulate from surgical smoke. The pre-ilter is designed to protect and extend the life of the ULPA filter, ensuring low cost per procedure.
Vision USA's Clear Vision Optical Sanitizer/Cleanser is designed for use on Loupes Safety Glasses and Lenses. It removes and kills most common germs in as little as 15 seconds. The unique formulation dries quickly leaving glass, acrylic, and metal surfaces clean and streak free. The Optical Sanitizer/Cleanser comes in a convient spray bottle.
The DYONICS® ARTHROPAK Customized Procedure Kits contain medical devices used in the most common arthroscopic procedures. The kits are designed to increase operational efficiencies and lower overall costs by helping to reduce the amount of time facility staff spend ordering and pulling supplies, such as cannulae, sterile tubing and arthroscopic resection blades for each procedure.
The Impervious Extra Long (XL) Femoral Angiography Drape delivers the fluid control required for diagnostic and interventional procedures performed in the Catheterization lab and interventional radiology lab, where fluid management is critical for the protection of both patients and staff. The drape features a film layer that provides impervious protection against strikethrough of blood and other body fluids, as well as solutions used for irrigation, contrast and cleaning of guide wires.
Booth # 1529A The BD Bard-Parker Protected Blade System, which features reusable metal handles and protected surgical blades, is now manufactured in additional sizes. The product is now available in size 20 through 23 protected surgical blades with a compatible size 4 safety handles. The company also offers the same safety shield design in a full line of disposable scalpels.
The LapWrap Positioning Pad was designed by an anesthesiologist for use in laparoscopic procedures. By securing a patient’s arm by his side, the positioner protects the neurological structures of the elbow. LapWrap also allows access to IV tubes and leads along the arm while maintaining their position.
The MODELS 6202 & 6202D STOW-A-WEIGH SCALES mount snug against the wall and protrude only four inches when not in use. The scales are designed for stand-on weighing, wheelchair patients, and will even accommodate patients on stretchers. They are particularly well suited for high traffic areas or where floor space is limited.
In an ideal world hospitals, medical centers and other health care facilities would never have to worry about money. New technology, from capital equipment to communication systems, would be graciously bestowed upon the facilities, with the greater good of all mankind being the only consideration. Of course, we do not live in an ideal world.
The first line of defense against infection in the human body is the epidermis. Unfortunately, this is generally the first thing that is compromised during a surgical procedure. Whenever the skin is punctured, cut or in any other way pierced, the danger of infection is an inevitable constant. This holds as true in the operating room as anywhere else.
PG LifeLink’s healthcare products make life safer for patients and hospital staff. The company offers its Isolated Power Systems, Patient Service Consoles and other OR equipment. Isolated Power Systems provide essential electrical fault protection required in “wet” operating room settings. The systems protect against a first fault to ground while continuing to supply power to vital medical equipment; an integrated alarm provides notification for quick fault correction.