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.
This new 23-gauge cannula (K7-5462) has been designed to perform micro incision nucleus division using the HydroChop technique. It features a vertically flattened tip which is easily inserted into the central core of the nucleus. The nucleus is then “hydrochopped” as a small amount of fluid is forced through the dual 0.
The Giannetti HydroChopper (K7-5885) features a unique chopping tip which is ideal for both nucleus division and for manipulating fragments within the capsular bag. The hourglass shaped tip has a blunted distal end to protect the posterior capsule and semi-sharp sides which aid in efficient horizontal chopping.
Qosina has added sterilization indicators to its product line. These indicators show a color change to signify proper exposure to various sterilization processes, and are available for ETO (ethylene oxide) sterilization, steam sterilization, and radiation sterilization (Gamma or E-Beam). By the observable color change, it is easy to determine whether or not a particular sample has been through a qualified sterilization process.
The Dale® Stabilock Endotracheal Tube Holder stabilizes 7-mm to 10-mm tubes following intubation to help prevent extubation, especially during patient transport. The ET tube holder features a protective barrier wipe and a skin-friendly, latex-free, breathable fabric base which securely holds a cushioned neckband using a Velcro® closure.
The HemoCheck blood residue test kit is an all-in-one test that provides a result in 30 seconds. It is simple to interpret and indicates blood residue on instruments and surfaces down to 0.1 ug. To use the HemoCheckTM, simply swipe the surface of the item being tested, drop the swab in the activated indicator, wait for 30 seconds and check for color change.
The Consensus® line of sterilization disposables is an alternate source of components for the Cardinal Health®, Baxter®, Genesis®, and Aesculap® tray systems. The Consensus line includes supply tamper-evident arrows, filter paper and sterile processing cards to fit these systems. The quality of these products is proven by test results covering steam penetration, gas residue and shelf life.
The V. Mueller® brand Genesis sterilization container family includes all of the sizes you need to sterilize and protect your delicate instruments. The container line features, mini-, quarter-, half-, mid- and full-size containers, as well as extra-long and deep lid containers, specially designed for today's oversized laparoscopic or bariatric instrument sets and trays.
The Lumex® Gold Care Plus Foam Mattress Series is designed and to prevent and treat stage I and II pressure ulcers. The mattresses feature four separate, anatomically matched support zones that enhance patient comfort while reducing tissue interface pressure. The breathable zippered cover's SOFlux nylon top is fluid proof, flame retardant, antimicrobial, antistatic, and easy to clean.
The Lumex® AltaDyne Five-Inch Alternating Pressure / Low Air Loss Overlay System is a portable, less costly option for alternating pressure mattress replacement systems in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. It is an effective pressure management option for both homecare and long-term care settings alike.
BLEACH WIPE Disinfectant Wipes now kill TB, HBV, MRSA, VRE and HIV-1 in one application. These EPA-Registered wipes are non-corrosive, non-staining and are pH balanced for safe use on all metal and stainless steel surfaces. BLEACH-WIPE products are manufactured with a 5.25 percent Sodium Hypochlorite solution already diluted in accordance with the CDC Bloodborne Pathogen Mandate.
HEALTH-TEC Hospital Level Surface Disinfectant is an alcohol-free, non-flammable product that produces a universal kill time of 5 minutes or less on TB, HIV, HBV, HCV, Staph, Salmonella and E-Coli. HEALTH-TEC also kills Hepatitis A as well as MRSA. Its non-staining, non-corrosive formula is safe for use on all hard surfaces including stainless steel, Formica, plastic and vinyl surfaces.
Protection Plus Earloop Masks are made from an extra soft spunbonded material that is 100-percent latex-free and fiberglass free. The extra soft inner lining helps protect the face from irritation and keeps the wearer comfortable for extended periods of time. This latex-free mask eliminates reactions in people that are allergic to latex materials.