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Surgical Drapes And Waste Bags

January 14, 2014 10:26 am | by Ecolab Healthcare | Product Releases | Comments

Ecolab Healthcare is announcing the availability of Genesys surgical drapes and waste bags made of a material that promotes quicker breakdown in biologically active landfills. When in use, the products help maintain a sterile field in operating rooms. Then, when disposed of, they breakdown up to 35 percent in just 21 months.

Hype-Wipe Bleach Towelettes And Bleach-Rite Spray

January 9, 2014 11:07 am | by Current Technologies | Current Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hype-Wipe Bleach towelettes and Bleach-Rite Spray from Current Technologies are ready-to-use, EPA registered hospital-grade disinfectants containing a 1:10 dilution of bleach and are stabilized for an extended shelf life. Both the wipe and spray products are approved for a one-minute kill time against Influenza A H1N1 (swine flu).

MRSA Drug Dosage Calculations Found To Be Inaccurate For Children Over 10

January 7, 2014 10:21 am | News | Comments

The emergence of MRSA, dubbed a 'superbug' due to its resistance to many antibiotic drugs, has resulted in the glycopeptide antibiotic Vancomycin being commonly prescribed for patients in hospital. However, MRSA's resistance to drugs has led to concerns of a 'creeping minimum' in the concentration of the dosage required to treat infection...

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MRSA Infection Rates Drop In Veterans Affairs Long-Term Care Facilities

January 6, 2014 10:40 am | News | Comments

Four years after implementing a national initiative to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates in Veterans Affairs (VA) long-term care facilities, MRSA infections have declined significantly, according to a recent study...

Shoe Covers

December 23, 2013 9:03 am | by Tronex Healthcare | Tronex Healthcare | Product Releases | Comments

Tronex Healthcare offers the Tronex SMS Shoe Covers, which are meticulously crafted from a breathable, fluid-repellent, spunbond meltblown spunbond (SMS) material. This three-ply material consists of one layer of meltblown polypropylene bonded between two layers of antistatic polypropylene spunbond, offering maximum protection from fluid exposure.

The ScopeValet Valvesafe

December 19, 2013 11:02 am | by Ruhof | Ruhof Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The ScopeValet Valvesafe from Ruhof is a single-use endoscope valve cage for the safe handling of endoscope valves during the cleaning, disinfection, and storage process. ScopeValet Valvesafe ensures that the valves and other detachable parts to be reused remain as a unique set with the parent endoscope, as recommended by a number of National and International guidelines.

GUS Disinfectant Warmer

December 18, 2013 10:16 am | by PCI Medical | PCI Medical | Product Releases | Comments

PCI Medical announces a new GUS Disinfectant Warmer that lets you safely warm your high-level disinfectant to meet the minimum recommended temperature. The warmer maintains the temperature of the disinfectant cup approximately 10 degrees Fahrenheit above the ambient room temperature. An indicator light will remain illuminated to show that the unit is turned on.

GeniStrong Specimen Retrieval Solutions

December 17, 2013 10:44 am | by DeRoyal | Deroyal | Product Releases | Comments

DeRoyal’s GeniStrong Specimen Retrieval Solutions provide a solution for endoscopic specimen retrieval needs. Available in multiple sizes (Medium, M/L, Large & custom sizes) to support an array of laparoscopic surgical procedures, this single-use product offering is latex-free, versatile, and easy-to-use. Made from a water-tight nylon material, the bags are ultra-resilient, durable, and reliable in securing and removing specimen with ease.

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Blue Light Phototherapy Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, According To New Studies

December 17, 2013 10:22 am | News | Comments

Blue light has proven to have powerful bacteria-killing ability in the laboratory. The potent antibacterial effects of irradiation using light in the blue spectra have now also been demonstrated in human and animal tissues...     

IRiS

December 16, 2013 11:16 am | by Medline Industries | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medline offers the IRiS (Intelligent Room Sterilization), an UVC (ultraviolet C) light disinfection system used to compliment healthcare facilities current cleaning procedures to ensure that all surfaces are free from pathogens. IRiS offer UVS field balancing, sensing technology utilized for all rooms to receive the appropriate amount of UVC, and tracking/documenting via the unique Steri-Trak Service Documentation system.

Powder-Free Latex Exam Glove

December 16, 2013 11:07 am | by Adenna | Adenna Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Adenna Explorer is an 8 mil thick, 9½ inch long, powder-free latex exam glove designed to provide extra protection and stronger resistance to wear and tear on the job. The glove fingers are almost double in thickness when compared to regular exam gloves.

Surgery Anti-Fatigue Mats

December 13, 2013 9:46 am | by Medicus Health | Medicus Health | Product Releases | Comments

Medicus Health offers Surgery Anti-Fatigue Mats. These autoclavable and antimicrobial mats help reduce the leg and feet pain associated with standing during long cases for extended lengths of time. They are designed to be completely autoclavable up to 250 deg. F and reusable...

Aplicare

December 12, 2013 10:50 am | by Clorox Healthcare | Product Releases | Comments

Aplicare from Clorox Healthcare provides sterile preoperative skin preparation antiseptics. For product safety and patient care, these sterile skin antiseptics are designed to enhance an infection prevention program. The Aplicare sterile skin antiseptics are sterilized after the product has been placed in the packaging, offering a distinct difference from products with non-sterile formulas.

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National Evidence-Based Guidelines For Preventing HAIs Infections In NHS Hospitals Released

December 12, 2013 10:37 am | News | Comments

The Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) has just released the awaited epic3 guidelines on infection prevention and control for a range of healthcare professionals. They are freely available online on ScienceDirect and on the journal's website. The guidelines were commissioned by the UK Department of Health and have been developed after a systematic and expert review of all the available scientific evidence...

Absorbent Floor Pads

December 11, 2013 10:20 am | by LDI Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

LDI Corporation announces the launch of the EnviroSorb Super Absorbent Surgical Floor Pad. The new EnviroSorb Super Absorbent pad absorbs twice as much fluid and contains spills in an innovative composite structure. This results in less clean-up and easier handling and disposal. EnviroSorb also helps keep floors clean, dry and slip-free during fluid-intense surgical procedures.

NY Hospital Has Highest Volume And Lower Infection Rate For Total Hip Replacement In State For Fifth Year

December 11, 2013 9:39 am | News | Comments

For the fifth year in a row, Hospital for Special Surgery has an infection rate that is significantly lower than the New York State average for hip replacement or revision surgeries, according to the 2012 report on hospital infection rates just released by the State Department of Health. It is the only New York hospital to have achieved this result...

Waste Management System

December 10, 2013 11:38 am | by Bemis Health Care | Bemis Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Quick-Drain Waste Management Systems from Bemis Health Care provide safe and cost-effective disposal of liquid infectious waste. It will drain waste from canisters used in all areas of a facility as well as the OR. Fluid goes into the sanitary sewer at a rate of 500cc per second saving staff time.

UV Disinfection System

December 10, 2013 11:34 am | by Steris | Steris Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Steris now offers the PATHOGON UV Disinfection System, an automated, mobile system using germicidal ultraviolet light to reduce or kill pathogens on environmental surfaces. Germicidal UVC light has a proven history of reliable biocidal activity against a wide range of healthcare-associated pathogens.

Suction Canister Systems

December 9, 2013 11:24 am | by Dynarex Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Dynarex Corp. has introduced Suction Canister Systems made of durable plastic designed for collecting and retaining aspirated materials. These canisters have self-sealing filters with increased flow which eliminate damaging backflow to the suction regulator.

FDA Reaches $1.25M Settlement With J&J Unit Over Faulty Sterilization Equipment

December 5, 2013 10:42 am | News | Comments

The FDA said Wednesday that it reached a $1.25 million settlement with a division of Johnson & Johnson over allegations that it knowingly shipped faulty sterilization equipment used by hospitals. Under the civil penalty, Advanced Sterilization Products, a unit of J&J's Ethicon business, will pay $1.2 million to settle allegations that it made and sold "adulterated and misbranded" sterilization monitoring products...

Sonic Irrigator-PCF

December 4, 2013 11:19 am | by Medisafe America | Medisafe America | Product Releases | Comments

Medisafe America offers the Sonic Irrigator-PCF. The product is tested and validated for cleaning da Vinci EndoWrist instruments using the same critical cleaning parameters as Intuitive Surgical’s manual cleaning method. With optional built-in Class II, low level thermal disinfection capability, users can save as much as 45 to 60 minutes off reprocessing time by combining cleaning and disinfection steps into one process.

Researchers Pinpoint Superbug Resistance Protein

December 2, 2013 10:52 am | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a resistance protein that allows bacteria to survive chlorhexidine, a disinfectant commonly used in wipes, cleansers, and mouthwashes in hospitals. The findings are critical for the design of new chemicals to combat the germ...

Grippy Surgical Absorbent Mat

December 2, 2013 10:23 am | by New Pig Corporation | New Pig Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig Corporation introduces the Grippy Surgical Absorbent Mat with an adhesive bottom. It absorbs and retains up to three liters of liquid to help keep the OR floor clean and safe. The Grippy Surgical Absorbent Mat is deigned to not rip, tear or fray under heavy foot traffic and has been tested and certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) as a high-traction surface which can reduce slip and fall claims by as much as 90 percent when used as part of a Floor Safety Program.

Rapicide OPA/28 High-Level Disinfectant

December 2, 2013 10:16 am | by Crosstex/SPS Medical | Crosstex | Product Releases | Comments

Rapicide OPA/28 High-Level Disinfectant from Crosstex/SPS Medical is a fast-acting, long lasting, highly compatible high-level disinfectant ensuring a safe and healthy environment for patients and staff. This reusable ortho-phthalaldehyde disinfectant is designed for use on heat-sensitive, semi-critical medical devices that are unsuitable for sterilization.

GUS Disinfection Soak Stations

November 27, 2013 9:30 am | by PCI Medical | PCI Medical | Product Releases | Comments

PCI Medical announces two new fully enclosed GUS Disinfection Soak Stations with longer disinfection containers. The new, long design allows for a more thorough disinfection of endocavity probes. The G10VPL is designed to disinfect and rinse one endocavity probe, while the G14KAL disinfects two probes at once.

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