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The New Rules of Travel for the Modern OR

July 12, 2006 10:54 am | Comments

With all of the potential risks facing a patient undergoing a surgical procedure, surgeons and nurses have enough to worry about. Unfortunately, the risk of injury to both the patient and staff begins even before they enter the operating room. The transport of the patient from one area of the hospital to another, and the transfer of that patient from bed to stretcher to surgical table can be a risky and trying ordeal for all those involved—especially when dealing with the growing population of obese patients.

Enzymatic Foam

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Ruhof Corporation | Comments

Booth # 504 • Prepzyme®XF’s thick, long lasting enzymatic foam, keeps soiled instruments moist and begins breaking down bioburden prior to decontamination. PrepzymeXF makes cleaning easier and helps speed up turn-around time by preventing bioburden from drying on to the surface of instruments.

Transducer Covers

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Civco Medical Solutions | Comments

The CIV-Flex™ is a sterile, pyrogen-free transducer cover designed for use in intracranial procedures and is intended for use with SonoSite’s C11 transducer and other small footprint transducers. This intraoperative cover is recommended for procedures when an ultrasound transducer comes in contact with intracranial tissue.

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Color-Coded Surgical Gowns

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Comments

Convertors® surgical gowns now have color-coded packaging to reflect the gown’s classification level according to AAMI Standard PB70:2003 Liquid Barrier Performance of Protective Apparel. This enables the hospital staff to quickly and easily choose the correct Convertors surgical gown for the level of protection necessary for any given procedure.

Barbed Injection Sites

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Qosina | Comments

These latex-free injection sites with barbs are available in non-slit (Part # 11456) or pre-slit versions (Part # 11194) and measure 1-1/2 inches in length. The barb is designed for maximum tensile strength on tubing with IDs of 1/16 inch. There are no parting lines on the sealing surface of the barb, minimizing potential leaks.

Equipment Cord Management Device

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Osborne Orthopedic Group, Inc. | Comments

The BOWTIE® device was designed by a surgeon to secure and protect the surgical lines and cords in the operative field and is ideal for all types of arthroscopic and laparoscopic surgery. The wings on the device allow for easy securement to the surgical drape with any surgical clamps. In addition to organizing and managing surgical lines and cords, this device can also assist new surgical techs and beginning residents in setting up cases.

Plastic Reusable Instruments

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Comments

Spectrum Surgical offers a full line of reusable instruments made from high-grade, sterilizable plastic. These instruments are fully autoclavable and extremely resistant to chemicals and ultrasonic waves. The patterns available include sponge forceps, towel clamps, stitch scissors, mosquito forceps and kocher forceps.

Pilot Balloon with Plug

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Qosina | Comments

The red pilot balloon with plug (13499) is a component in respiratory and tracheal kits. The silicone balloon is 2-1/4 inches in length with a 0.100-inch ID to accept the most popular inflation tubing. The port with the plug has a 0.158-inch ID. The balloons are brightly colored and can be easily distinguished from other components.

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Hospital Disinfectant

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Caltech Industries Inc. | Comments

DISPATCH® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant with Bleach, has been proven to demonstrate 60-second germicidal efficacy against vegetative Clostridium difficile (C. diff). DISPATCH® is a stabilized hypochlorite and detergent solution with a concentration of sodium hypochlorite just slightly stronger than the CDC-recommended strength for effective disinfecting.

Laminar Airflow System

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Precision Air Products Co. | Comments

The Precision Air Products Life Island family of integrated isolation room ventilation systems provide HEPA filtered laminar airflow, to protect patients, visitors and healthcare workers from airborne micro-organisms. Life-Island Systems filter breathing air through a HEPA filter that is 99.99% efficient at removing bacteria carrying particles (0.

Oxygen Concentrator

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Graham-Field Health Products | Comments

The John Bunn® O2 Premier™ Oxygen Concentrator was designed and developed in response to the recent changes in concentrator reimbursement. Featuring a durable plastic outer shell with convenient top handle for quick portability; easy-to-read display screen and controls; power loss alarm; and both high and low pressure alarms, the O2 Premier has all the elements required to deliver a reliable, high level of oxygen.

Patient Tracking Device

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Ultimate Safety, Inc. | Comments

UltiMat® with EdgeSense® is a convenient bed mat with a built-in early warning system. The EdgeSense sounds an alarm when the patient sits on the edge of the bed to exit. This alarm allows health care professionals to respond quickly, preventing a fall. UltiMat with EdgeSense provide restraint free protection, alerting caregivers before patients can harm themselves.

Electrosurgical Coagulator

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Kirwan Surgical Products, Inc. | Comments

The Aura™ Plus 70-watt irrigating bipolar electrosurgical coagulator features an LCD touch screen that can be intensified or reduced for optimal viewing. The touch-pad controls complement the unit allowing the user to easily adjust settings. The output level is displayed in both watts and Malis™ units with power settings ranging from 0-70 watts.

Sterile Labels for the OR

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

Medline Sterile Labels for the operating room are designed to help hospitals and surgery centers meet the new JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals calling for sterile OR labeling. Medline Sterile Labels have an advanced adhesive that allows them to remain sticky following sterilization and/or if the labels get wet.

Irrigating Endothelial Stripper

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Comments

The Rosenwasser Irrigating Endothelial Stripper (K7-5897) is designed to strip the endothelial layer during Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) procedures. It features a thin, semi-circular tip which is angled 90 degrees upward from the irrigation tube to gently peel and remove the endothelial layer.

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