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FIRST PLACE (PATIENT & STAFF SAFETY) -- New Wave Surgical's D-Help

November 7, 2013 12:48 pm | by New Wave Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The New Hybrid D-HELP from New Wave Surgical is the only system designed to keep the laparoscopic and robotic lens defogged and clean from start to close. It comes with removable batteries for better disposal options.

THIRD PLACE (INSTRUMENTATION) -- Kapp Surgical Instrument's Cosgrove Mitral Valve Retractor System

November 6, 2013 2:28 pm | by Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. offers the Cosgrove Mitral Valve Retractor System. According to the company, it can be mounted on virtually any chest spreader, i.e. the Cooley Sternum Retractor, Ankeney Retractor, Morris Chest Spreader, and Finochietto Chest Spreader, as well as on most other retractors via custom attachment by Kapp. Furthermore, it exceptional exposure for right and left atrium.

SECOND PLACE (INSTRUMENTATION) -- NovaTract's Laparoscopic Dynamic Retractor

November 6, 2013 2:17 pm | by NovaTract Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The NovaTract laparoscopic dynamic retractor, a 5mm device designed for general, colorectal, gynecologic, urologic, and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery offers improved tissue manipulation with its exclusive tension adjusting system, coupled with the ability to easily modify the angle of retraction as needed. The unique patent-pending retraction system helps increase visualization while reducing the number of ports needed allowing the surgeon to achieve less invasive reduced-port surgeries without changing surgical technique.

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FIRST PLACE (INSTRUMENTATION) -- Medline Industries' The Switch Safety Scalpel

November 6, 2013 2:06 pm | by Medline Industries, Inc. | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medline Industries, Inc. introduces The Switch Safety Scalpel. Previous safety scalpels couldn’t match the feel and usability of the traditional #3. But The Switch is designed to feel, weigh, and act like your regular #3. It’s reusable, like the #3, weighs within 2 grams of the #3, and fits any standard scalpel blade in the market.

THIRD PLACE (INFECTION CONTROL) -- Thermedx Fluid Management System

November 6, 2013 1:56 pm | by Thermedx | Thermedx, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Thermedx Fluid Management System (FMS) offers a complete, single endoscopic solution for achieving industry recommended best practices with distention, volume measurement, and warming capabilities for gynecology, urology, and orthopedic services. This state-of-the-art technology facilitates efficiency, patient safety, and product standardization initiatives with a micro-processor controlled pump, touch screen user interface, and robust infrared heating.

THIRD PLACE (INFECTION CONTROL) -- Healthmark Industries' Adjustable Stringers

November 6, 2013 1:47 pm | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Adjustable stringers from Healthmark Industries save time and improve overall efficiency during instrument reprocessing. When adjusted to its maximum open position, the Adjustable Stringer exposes instruments to optimal cleaning in the instrument washer, and then can be adjusted to the width suitable for placement in a sterilization tray.

SECOND PLACE (INFECTION CONTROL) -- Kimberly-Clark's Smart-Fold Sterilization Wrap

November 6, 2013 1:33 pm | by Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Kimberly-Clark’s Smart-Fold Sterilization Wrap is an innovative sterilization packaging designed to provide the durability necessary for the most demanding healthcare applications while reducing waste. Developed in collaboration with central service and operating room professionals, the wrap features triple-layer reinforcement, making it 64 percent more durable than the leading sterilization wrap.

FIRST PLACE (INFECTION CONTROL) -- Covalon Technologies' SurgiClear

November 6, 2013 1:23 pm | by Covalon Technologies | Covalon Technologies Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

SurgiClear from Covalon Technologies integrates two well-known antimicrobials (chlorhexidine and silver) into the film dressing’s soft silicone adhesive. The dual antimicrobial silicone adhesive kills 99.99 percent of bacteria and suppresses re-growth of microbes on the patient’s skin, maintaining a preferred environment for wound healing.

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THIRD PLACE (CAPITAL EQUIPMENT) -- Nuvo's LED Surgical Light

November 5, 2013 2:35 pm | by Nuvo | Nuvo, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvo offers the Nuvo VistOR MS LED Surgical light. The VistOR MS LED light provides 120,000 lux, excellent shadow control, unique pattern adjustment, and the Nuvo sterile handle controls.  According to the company, this product is available in a single-, dual-, or triple-ceiling mounted system.

THIRD PLACE (CAPITAL EQUIPMENT) -- Action Products' Replacement Table Pads

November 5, 2013 2:08 pm | by Action Products | Action Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Action Original Replacement Table Pads from Action Products are the best value in pressure reducing replacement table pads. The recently upgraded composite pad now has an infection control design with an attached Shear Smart surface of 3/8” Akton polymer. The pair creates a clinically proven pad, with waterfall construction, 100 percent no stitch construction, welded water/fluid proof seams and a 360-degree stretch surface.

SECOND PLACE (CAPITAL EQUIPMENT) -- Steris's Orthopedic Surgical Table

November 5, 2013 1:51 pm | by Steris | Product Releases | Comments

The new Steris OT 1000 Series Orthopedic Surgical Table marks a groundbreaking leap forward for perioperative departments. Its intelligent SWAN technology allows virtually effortless movement of the patient for anterior approach total hip arthroplasty (AATHA), fracture reduction, and many other orthopedic procedures.

FIRST PLACE (CAPITAL EQUIPMENT) -- Berchtold's TELETOM Equipment Management System

November 5, 2013 1:40 pm | by Berchtold | BERCHTOLD Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The TELETOM Equipment Management System from Berchtold is a modular, custom-configurable boom that allows facilities to tailor its design to specific clinical environments. Clinicians make the determination for the placement of services and accessories, complementary equipment, length of arms, and positioning capabilities to optimize available space, and maximize both clinical efficiency and effectiveness.

THIRD PLACE (APPAREL) -- Calzuro Footwear

November 5, 2013 1:31 pm | by Calzuro | Product Releases | Comments

Sterilize Calzuro with Steam Autoclave up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit or machine wash with bleach. Comfort Insoles are the removable arch NOW steam autoclave up to 257 degrees Fahrenheit and has a shock absorber on the bottom side, which reduces fatigue and helps promote good posture. Calzuro are slip resistant with ergonomic design.

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SECOND PLACE (APPAREL) -- Ansell's GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive Surgical Glove

November 5, 2013 1:18 pm | by Ansell | Ansell | Product Releases | Comments

Ansell introduces the GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive surgical glove with SENSOPRENE formulation. GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive is a major innovation in non-latex, chemical accelerator-free glove technology. The SENSOPRENE formulation allows for superior sensitivity while maintaining glove strength, offering unprecedented comfort and tactility with advanced allergy protection (against both latex and chemical allergies) for healthcare workers and patients.

FIRST PLACE (APPAREL) -- Encompass Group, LLC's Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology

November 5, 2013 1:09 pm | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Thermoflect (from Encompass Group, LLC) Heat Reflective Technology can prewarm surgical patients and warm patients throughout the surgical journey, even in procedures lasting an hour or less. Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology patient warming products offer a simple solution to hypothermia.

Laparoscopic Insulation Tester

November 27, 2012 10:24 am | by Spectrum Surgical Products | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. has introduced the Laparoscopic Insulation Tester. The handheld device can be used for locating potentially dangerous tears and cracks along the shaft and handle of your laparoscopic instruments. The completely reusable device provides verification of laparoscopic insulation integrity.

iDrive Ultra Powered Stapling System

November 26, 2012 10:11 am | by Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has introduced the iDrive Ultra Powered Stapling System. The system is a fully powered, reusable, battery-operated endoscopic surgical stapler. Featuring one-handed push-button operation, it eliminates manual firing force and improves maneuverability when compared to traditional endomechanical staplers.

CHROMOPHARE

November 26, 2012 9:54 am | by BERCHTOLD | BERCHTOLD Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

BERCHTOLD introduces the CHROMOFARE F generation surgical lights. The F generation combines proven reflector technology with LED capability for lighting output. The surgical light offers a 360 degree rotation, the power of 104 LEDs and redistributes light into more than 650 overlapping beams across the surgical field.

True HD Surgical Camera

November 21, 2012 9:45 am | by Olive Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Olive Medical offers the True HD Medical Camera. The complete camera system includes the TCK1 HD camera head and 24mm coupler, OVB1 camera control unit, and OHD1 surgical display and is compatible with all other systems on the market.

G-Sleeve

November 21, 2012 9:35 am | by Patient Safety Gear | Patient Safety Gear, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Patient Safety Gear, Inc. has introduced the G-sleeve, designed to eliminate the risk of potential injury when treating mastectomy, lumpectomy with lymph node removal and dialysis. The G-sleeve is an alerting tool used to signal that there is to be no blood draws, blood pressure or intravenous on the patient.

ProShield

November 21, 2012 9:27 am | by DeRoyal | DeRoyal | Product Releases | Comments

DeRoyal offers the ProShield to proactively address the FDA’s safety communication to reduce cross contamination. The ProShield is a value-laden, single-use endoscope transport system that improves handling protocols and helps reduce the amount of scope transport damage.

The Thunderbeat

November 20, 2012 10:37 am | by Olympus | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus offers the Thunderbeat, a single multi-functional instrument with ultrasonic, bipolar energies, allowing a surgeon to simultaneously seal and cut vessels up to and including 7 millimeters in size with minimal thermal spread.

Trendelenburg Positioner

November 20, 2012 10:23 am | by AliMed | AliMed, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The AliMed Trendelenburg Positioner uses a unique method in order to secure patients in extreme position in place. An “anchor” secures around the base, keeping the patient from sliding (often called the “Trendelenburg Slide”). The positioner also incorporates integrated methods to secure the arms in place while safely stopping patients from sliding.

Under-Scrub Shirt

November 20, 2012 10:14 am | by UndORwear, Inc. | undORwear | Product Releases | Comments

UndORwear, Inc. offers the Under-Scrub Shirt thermal undershirt. According to the company, it is designed to help keep people warm while working in the cold, sterile environment of the operating room. The shirt is specially designed to NOT be visible under standard scrubs.

Smart-Seal Surgical Mask

November 19, 2012 10:32 am | by Cardinal Health | Cardinal Health | Product Releases | Comments

Cardinal Health announces the Smart-Seal™ surgical mask, designed to enhance fit and help reduce fog on eyewear. The Smart-Seal surgical mask features a, “cinch and hug” single-tie design that creates a custom seal around the wearer’s nose and mouth.

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