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Sterilization Labels

August 11, 2006 6:15 am | SPSmedical Supply Corp. | Comments

Latex-free Load Record Labels can be used in Steam, EO Gas and STERRAD sterilizers. This product is available in many styles and fits the most popular label applicators. These labels allow hospital staff to label all packs prior to sterilization while inventorying just one label. SPSmedical also provides a complete line of sterility assurance products including biological indicators, chemical indicators, integrators, Bowie-Dick test packs, packaging and recordkeeping products.

Advanced Visualization Software

August 11, 2006 6:15 am | Barco | Comments

Barco has announced the launch of version 6.1 of its advanced visualization and analysis software VOXAR 3D. VOXAR 3D 6.1 incorporates a powerful suite of clinical applications for CT cardiac analysis. As part of the VOXAR 3D 6.1 release, Barco has also launched the VOXAR 3D ENTERPRISE, designed to deliver rapid, hospital-wide access to advanced visualization inside the radiology reading room and throughout the enterprise.

Hand Antiseptic

August 11, 2006 6:15 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

Sterillium® Rub antiseptic meets and exceeds the FDA requirements for pre-operative surgical hand preps, including six-hour persistence. Sterillium contains a blend of emollients that protects the skin, prevents drying and irritation, and allows easy gloving. Its unique formula dries quickly after applying, and leaves the hands feeling soft and smooth, without leaving product build up.


MRI System for Orthopedic Applications

August 11, 2006 6:15 am | Comments

The MAGNETOM Espree™ with Tim® (Total imaging matrix), the world’s only 70 cm bore 1.5 Tesla (1.5T) MRI system, is ideally suited for all orthopedic applications. Now even the largest athlete can benefit from 1.5T image quality and applications. Tim technology enables flexible coil combinations to encompass local high resolution imaging to large anatomical coverage up to 205 cm, while other systems require the radiologist to change coils and reposition the patient three times for a whole-body MRI procedure.

Secure IV Solution Cart

August 11, 2006 6:15 am | Comments

The Starsys Secure IV Cart creates an inventory replacement system of pre-stocked totes. Full extension drawers allow for solution bags to be stored standing up or lying down while providing complete access to the product. A lockable clear door provides for visual inventory while holding contents secure.

Smoke Evacuation Products

August 11, 2006 6:15 am | Surgimedics | Comments

Surgimedics offers a line of high quality products that clear away surgical smoke and promote greater visibility at the surgical site. The Surgimedics Smoke Evacuator is used to remove odors and gases released into the air during laser and electrosurgical procedures. Surgimedics has just released a new eight page brochure, Clearing the Air for Safer Surgery™ , that summarizes the essential features of all their products; including smoke evacuators, filters, pre-filters, wall suction units, tubing, adapters, reducers, and accessories.

MRI Surgical Light

August 11, 2006 6:15 am | Sunnex, Inc. | Comments

Featuring MRI compatibility, excellent flexibility and reach, high performance, and a space saving design, the Celestial Star™ MRI surgical light meets the demanding requirements of MRI surgical suite use. The light’s features include a drift free balance arm design, unlimited positioning and optimal flexibility around the bore and a 114-inch vertical and horizontal reach for head-to-toe coverage.

RFID Material Management System

August 11, 2006 6:14 am | Scan Modul Systems Inc. | Comments

Scan Modul System has introduced a new RFID solution based on its NoCount® system, which is not dependent on supplier compliance. This RFID solution only requires only one RFID transmitter per physical location, not a transmitter for each item. This means that the RFID solution will work with any item in stock and is not dependent on whether or not RFID has been integrated into a particular product.


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.

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.


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