EPS is pleased to announce its EPS Sterile Labels for operating and procedure rooms. They’re another addition to its product line to help facilities maintain JCAHO compliance and reduce the potential for medication error. Since the EPS Sterile Labels are provided in individual packages, facilities no longer have to create or sterilize large quantities of labels in-house. The labels are available in a convenient ½” x 1 ½” size and can be used on syringes, bowls, basins…any container used during procedures.
The GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Micro Surgical Gloves from Ansell offer exceptional dexterity, tactical sensitivity, and at the same time, outstanding strength and barrier protection. The GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Micro is ideal for delicate procedures without the risks associated with natural rubber latex sensitization.
Surgical site infections result in cost totals ranging between $5 billion and $10 billion per year, without taking into account additional expenses related to factors such as job loss or malpractice litigation. While there are ways for hospital staff and administration to reduce the prevalence of surgical site infections at their respective facilities, they remain a significant problem for many facilities.
Hill-Rom, a leading manufacturer and provider of medical technologies, and Edison Nation Medical, a medical invention developer and online resource for health care innovation, have formed a partnership to conduct a worldwide search for medical invention ideas to address patient infections that occur within health care environments...
Introducing Ansell's GAMMEX Non-Latex Surgical Gloves to the North American market. Featuring the wide breadth of product line, GAMMEX now offers eight different surgical gloves to accommodate the requirements of the entire surgical team.
Health officials have confirmed that a patient who underwent neurosurgery at a New Hampshire hospital earlier this year had Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease. The death, and suspicions that the patient may have had the devastating brain ailment, prompted authorities in two states to warn that as many as 13 patients may have been exposed to surgical equipment used during the patient's surgery, thus to the same disease...
3M’s Personal Safety Division has expanded its family of respirators to include the 3M VFlexTM 1805/1805S and AuraTM 1870+ Healthcare Particulate Respirator and Surgical Masks. The VFlex 1805 boasts an innovative, pleated design that helps increase surface area for ease of breathing, offering wearers enhanced comfort and reliability.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. is pleased to offer cleaning brushes for flexible bone reamers. The brushes are constructed of white medical-grade, anti-microbial bristles and 31” rigid stainless steel rods/shafts, in diameters of 3mm, 5mm, and 7mm. Spectrum’s bone reamer cleaning brushes are reusable and are packaged in units of three.
All products are designed with one or more specific applications in mind. What remains unclear during the development process, however, is just how effective the product will be when compared with what’s already available on the market. It is the difference – whether it is positive or negative – that often ends up defining the product in the eyes of the public...
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.
Keeping people safe is the role of public health agencies such as the CDC -- a role that becomes even more important every day. We are all connected by the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat, and the next outbreak may be just a plane ride away...
TYRX’s AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope is a polypropylene mesh pouch/sleeve specifically designed to aid in the stabilization of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs), such as pacemakers or defibrillators (ICDs), as well as to help prevent surgical site infections associated with CIEDs.
A new blood test may one day be able to tell whether an infection is bacterial or viral and may help cut down on the over-prescription of antibiotics, which has led to bacteria-resistant superbugs. This could be a game-changer for infection prevention and control efforts...
Patient satisfaction has an increasing impact on hospitals' bottom lines, factoring into Medicare reimbursement of hospital care. A new study finds patients placed in Contact Precautions (Contact Isolation) were twice as likely to report perceived problems with care compared to patients without Contact Precautions, placing the common infection control practice at odds with hospital interests...
Ecolab introduces OxyCide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner, a non-bleach sporicide developed for daily use in healthcare settings. OxyCide is proven effective in killing a broad spectrum of harmful bacteria and viruses, including Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) spores in three minutes and multi-drug resistant organisms and viruses in five minutes or less, helping hospitals to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
blue sky scrubs offers Disposable Scrub Hats. Both the company's Disposable Pony Hats and Disposable Pixie Hats are made from ultra-modern, non-woven polypropylene, making them five times more durable than the conventional disposable bouffant hat. These hats are also designed with fit and function in mind.
Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectants are U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered to kill microorganisms on hard and soft surfaces. Healthcare facilities trust Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectants to disinfect hard surfaces quickly, and now they also kill bacteria on soft surfaces in 30 seconds.
Lehigh Valley Health Network includes three hospital facilities - two in Allentown and one in Bethlehem, Pa. Terry Burger, RN, the Director of Infection Control and Prevention for Lehigh Valley Health Network and an employee at the institution for the past 35 years, recently spoke about the network’s investment, implementation, and use of portable ultraviolet disinfection systems.
PDI, owner of Sani-Hands Instant Hand Sanitizing wipes, announces the launch of new educational packaging to help aid in hand hygiene for patients and education at the bedside. Four educational “when to use” icons have been added to the Sani-Hands Bedside Pack to help healthcare staff communicate critical opportunities for patients to practice hand hygiene—after using the bathroom, before eating and drinking, after contact with others, and after coughing and sneezing.
Dr. Hudson Garrett is currently employed as the Senior Director, Clinical Affairs for PDI. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry, a dual Masters in Nursing and Public Health, and a PhD In Healthcare Administration. In this interview he discusses methods of OR sterilization, their limiations, and how hospitals can get better results.
Managing hospital waste is a complex but important process. Through the use of disposal products, protective equipment, prudent practices, and the implementation of fluid management systems, hospitals and other medical facilities are able to dispose of hospital waste in a way that minimizes the spread of infection. In general, the practices and safeguards are working. But there are still areas where hospitals can improve.
JNJ Industries’ SmartHolder was designed specifically for JNJ's SuperSaturated SmartWipes canisters, to keep them readily available and easily accessible. The SmartHolder is made from rugged spring steel wire that expands easily for loading and unloading the canister. The white powder coat finish provides a clean and professional look that is suitable for all professional environments.
Clorox Professional Products Company has announced the introduction of Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes and Spray, a new line of ready-to-use, one-step cleaner disinfectants engineered with a patented activated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) formula. These activated hydrogen peroxide products are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill 32 bacteria and viruses in 30-seconds to one minute, the fastest non-bleach contact time available.
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.
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.