With such noteworthy advances in surgical technology over the past few decades as minimally invasive surgery, the use of lasers and now the growing potential of NOTES, certain surgical techniques, while still extremely useful, can appear a bit outdated. The basic technology behind electrosurgery, for instance, has seen very little change since it was first developed and harnessed over 80 years ago.
IMP now offers patient positioning head donuts and chest rolls to complement their TUFFease line of gel products. The adult head donut measures eight by three by two inches and the chest roll measures sixteen by four inches. Both pressure reducing gel positioners are in stock and ready for immediate shipment.
The MorphBoard Extension Kit System is designed for use in Anterolateral Hip procedures. It transforms the distal end of the OR table to allow a narrow extension for the non-operative leg while the operative leg is dropped off the back of the table for adequate femoral exposure.
Terminal® Brand Biohazard Bench-Top Keepers can be used to collect contaminated non-sharp waste without having to make unnecessary trips to a central biohazard container. Plastic lined to avoid leaking, the Bench-Top Keepers keep work areas neat and clean economically. These containers are available in two convenient sizes.
Qosina announces the addition of three hydrophilic in-line IV filters to our inventory. These filters remove particles and microorganisms and have reliable air elimination. Each filter is comprised of a hydrophilic primary membrane composed of polyethersulfone (PES) and a hydrophobic 0.1µm PDVF vent membrane.
This unique L-Block with integral Dose Calibrator Shield features a color LCD Display with a CCD Camera. The adjustable camera allows the user to view the work area and tailor the image for wide angle or close-up views. The benefits of the camera/display combination are twofold. It eliminates the potential fogging problem often associated with lead glass caused by the synthesis process of radiopharmaceuticals.
COUNTERZORB™ Ultra Absorbent Mats have been designed to protect counter tops and surfaces from liquid spills, chemicals and contaminants. Each mat has a unique six-ply construction with a polyethylene backing that is water and chemical resistant. With its multiple layers of fine fiber absorbent pockets, these mats possess greater liquid retention than course fiber towels.
Mini Tank Holders provide a safe, convenient and economical way to carry M6 oxygen cylinders. The holders attach to the handles and frame of a wheelchair and automatically position the tank so as to not interfere with the user’s head or back. Each holder has two pockets and can be used for carrying two M6 cylinders or one cylinder and miscellaneous oxygen supplies such as tubing.
Sroufe offers two new Sher Brand inlays, the 4200 Tri-Laminate Diabetic Insole and the 4210 Bi-Laminate Diabetic Insole. Both insoles are full length foot orthoses designed to protect the feet of individuals with diabetes and those in danger of skin breakdown and ulceration from diabetes.
NFPA approved Digital Clock Timers keep time in a clear, easy-to-read format for OR settings. The large red digits are easy to read in any lighting condition, unlike the typical smaller blue-green digits. The flush wall mount display is over 170 percent larger than most brands and is visible at more than three times the average maximum viewing distance.
The Curved Spatula laparoscopic electrode is the latest addition to Megadyne’s line of E-Z Clean Disposable Laparoscopic Electrodes. The curved spatula is available in standard stem for use with hand controlled electrosurgical pencils or as split stem for use with a foot-control cord. E-Z Clean is a patented, green nonstick coating that minimizes eschar build-up on electrode tips, allowing them to be used with lower power settings, which reduces excess smoke and thermal necrosis.
The Next Generation Mobile Utility Workstation is a durable cart that doubles as a storage unit to enhance daily workflow. Quiet, smooth wheel casters allow the carts to be moved throughout the facility on all surfaces and the wheels can be locked to hold the cart stationary. An 18- by 28-inch work surface slides in both directions for maximum flexibility and reveals a “hidden” interior tray.
These two new Dual-Frequency Stethoscopes by Labtron feature a single-sided chest piece with dual-frequency diaphragm. Skin contact only provides low frequency response, much like a dual-sided bell chest piece, while firm pressure enables high frequency diaphragm response. Other features include a comfortable and non-chill ring, lightweight binaurals with internal spring and deluxe ear tips.
Linemaster Switch has released a new 84 page catalog complete with medical and industrial grade product, many with UL, CSA and TUV certification and CE marked. The company offers numerous models including light-duty, explosion-proof, potentiometers, multi-pedal switches and foot switches that meet all applicable requirements.
These rigid aluminum and vinyl record keeping trays provide extended usage and resist scratches and stains. Their low profile and compact size make them light and easy to carry and they take up less space on counters and trays. The trays range from five by three inches to 11 by nine inches with over 60 choices of sizes and finishes ready for immediate shipment.