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Staff Apparel

December 18, 2013 10:52 am | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group | Product Releases | Comments

Encompass Group, LLC introduces Essentials Staff Apparel to its line of nonwoven products. Essentials Staff Apparel delivers all the basic features and in two color options: Blue and Wine. Essentials Staff Apparel is a cost-effective way to reduce cross-contamination and minimize costs associated with loss or theft of reusable products. Colors can be used to differentiate between departments, visitors, and patients.

Surgical Procedure Pack Identification System

December 11, 2013 10:05 am | by Medline Industries | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medline Industries, Inc., offers the first-of-its kind surgical procedure pack identification system to help improve OR efficiency, eliminate waste, and enhance patient safety. Featuring easy-to-read color-coded labels and forms, Medline’s EMPOWER system features easy-to-read, color-coded outer packing labels and matching color-coded insert forms that easily identify each pack and reduce the chance of selecting the wrong pack.

Calzuro Footwear

December 6, 2013 9:28 am | by Calzuro | Calzuro.com | Product Releases | Comments

Calzuro.com offers the latest Calzuro model. The new sole has improved traction plus optional Heel Strap Kit accessory. Calzuro continues to offer a design that promotes maximum comfort, resulting in less fatigue during long standing hours or on hard surfaces.

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The Bed Lift

December 5, 2013 10:02 am | by Vidir Machine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Vidir Machine, Inc., leading manufacturer of vertical storage solutions, is releasing for the first time a new vertical storage product, the Bed Lift, that is revolutionary to the medical and hospital industry. The innovative Bed Lift will allow hospitals and medical facilities throughout North America to save valuable floor space and reduce clutter filled corridors allowing medical personal to focus on patient care.

UHMWPE Membrane Technology

November 25, 2013 10:28 am | by DSM | Product Releases | Comments

DSM a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, announced it has developed a novel ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) membrane technology. Initial use of the proprietary membrane technology will be in peripheral stent graphs used to treat peripheral artery disease. Dyneema Purity membrane technology is a new entrant into the material space and serves as an alternative to currently used ePTFE films (polytetrafluoroethylene).

MICROCOOL Surgical Gowns

November 19, 2013 9:59 am | by Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Kimberly-Clark Health Care's MICROCOOL Surgical Gowns are designed to provide fluid resistance, microbial resistance, flame resistance, and lint and abrasion resistance. The company's patented microporous fabric is composed of a thin yet strong layer of breathable film enclosed in layers of soft, nonwoven fabric.

TEE Probe Storage Cabinets

November 19, 2013 9:53 am | by CS Medical LLC | Cs Medical, Llc | Product Releases | Comments

CS Medical is pleased to announce that the company now offers TEE probe storage cabinets. The TEE probe is essentially a type of endoscope. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require endoscopes to be hung vertically in a manner that will protect them from contamination.

CleanShield Endoscope Storage Cabinet

November 14, 2013 9:58 am | by AirClean Systems | Airclean Systems | Product Releases | Comments

AirClean Systems is pleased to announce the release of their latest probe storage solution. The CleanShield Endoscope Storage Cabinet provides a proper dedicated storage area that protects delicate endoscopes from potential damage and minimizes environmental contamination of the disinfected endoscopes. CleanShield is constructed completely of thermally fused polypropylene that can be disinfected easily and is non-hygroscopic.

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Suction-Easy

November 14, 2013 9:52 am | by EM Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

Suction-Easy is a simple, safe, and very effective form of immediate oral suction from EM Innovations. A unique double-valved design allows continuous one-handed operation while the other hand directs the suction tip throughout the patient's oropharynx. A consistent vacuum force is applied with each squeeze of the bulb and the material drawn into the bulb is expelled into a 1,000 cc collection bag. Suction-Easy allows excellent visibility to remain throughout the procedure.

Outfitting Your OR

November 8, 2013 2:35 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Because of the cost and complexity associated with capital equipment purchases for the operating room, hospitals must carefully evaluate what their investments will bring in terms of improved productivity and efficiency. While it is nice to have state-of-the-art equipment complete with cutting-edge features and capabilities, it does more harm than good to make the investment if the equipment cannot be leveraged properly...

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.

O.R. Table Straps

November 1, 2013 9:54 am | by AliMed | Alimed, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

AliMed VeriClean O.R. Table Straps are the only Amsco-style straps with welded seams available today. No stitches, no punctures, no place for bacteria to hide—every inch of the resilient, thermoplastic-urethane surface can be disinfected to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Traditional straps have stitched seams with perforations and thread fibers—a breeding ground for bacteria and extremely difficult to completely disinfect.

Covidien to Sell Confluent Surgical Product Line to Integra LifeSciences

October 29, 2013 1:13 pm | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Integra LifeSciences Corporation to sell its Confluent Surgical product line. The transaction is expected to close by March 31, 2014, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals...

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Combination Mounting Solution

October 29, 2013 10:00 am | by Berchtold | Berchtold Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Berchtold’s Combination Mounting Solution maximizes room design customization while reducing installation construction expenses. Combination Mounting allows for multiple pieces of surgical support equipment to share a single mounting position versus requiring multiple mounts. Examples include booms, surgical lights, lead shields, monitors and other accessories.

D-HELP

October 23, 2013 9:34 am | by New Wave Surgical | 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 and comes with removable batteries for better disposal options.

Nuvo VistOR MS LED Surgical Light

October 17, 2013 11:42 am | by Nuvo | Nuvo Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvo introduces 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.

Scintillant Surgical Light

October 14, 2013 4:37 pm | by Engineered Medical Solutions | Engineered Medical Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Scintillant Surgical Light from Engineered Medical Solutions is a sterile, single-use, focused illumination device to help improve visualization. This battery powered light can be used with the supplied accessories and does not require a bulky external light source, thus eliminating the need for clumsy cords and awkward headgear. The device can also be used independently as a hand-held light source.

Great White Platinum Stirrups

October 14, 2013 10:14 am | by SchureMed | SchureMed | Product Releases | Comments

The new Great White Platinum Stirrups from SchureMed have the following notable features: higher weight capacity, a larger boot to comfortably fit larger lower legs, an innovative handle design, three axes of movement, among more.

TELETOM Equipment Management System

October 11, 2013 9:28 am | 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.

CoolDog

October 11, 2013 9:22 am | by CoolShirt Systems | Coolshirt Systems | Product Releases | Comments

CoolShirt Systems offers the CoolDog, a.k.a. the SafetTemp TEC, a new "iceless" personal cooling system. The CoolDog operates quietly and is under two feet high to easily stay out of the way of staff. OR Surgeons and staff won’t perspire, suffer heat-induced fatigue or lose concentration.  This easy-to-use “iceless” unit cools or warms, and is compatible with any CoolShirt that uses water.

DreamAngel Pillows

October 10, 2013 11:49 am | by Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Encompass Group, LLC, is pleased to offer an exciting new choice to hospital and extended care patients. DreamAngel pillows offer exceptional patient comfort along with the protection required in a healthcare setting. The pillow interior is filled with premium 100 percent hypoallergenic down alternative fiberfill (made in the United States with recycled materials).

To Cut Hospital Costs, Look At The Supply Chain

October 10, 2013 9:27 am | by David Nash, M.D., MBA | Blogs | Comments

As deliberations over how to make healthcare more cost-effective continue to play out in forums across the country — from the U.S. Congress to state governments to health systems and hospitals — it strikes me that we are paying insufficient attention to what should be an obvious consideration – the cost of supplies...

Care Exchange Workstations

October 4, 2013 4:15 pm | by Midmark Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Midmark Corporation has enhanced its line of Care Exchange Workstations to provide highly efficient clinical workflows as physicians integrate new technology in the exam room. The new offerings include wall mounted and AC powered options. Midmark’s wall mounted Care Exchange Workstations provide caregivers with the form and function of mobile units in a space-saving design ideal for healthcare environments where a mobile technology platform is not an option.

Decappers

October 4, 2013 3:54 pm | by Kebby Industries | Kebby Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Kebby Vial Decappers are used to remove crimped aluminum seals from vials in a safe manner with little effort. Seals are removed by simply gripping the seal using a tipping or rolling motion. They are available in five standard sizes with or without color coded latex free cushioned grips. The product is constructed of stainless steel construction with a lifetime guarantee.

CleanShield Endoscope Storage Cabinet

October 3, 2013 5:17 pm | by CS Medical LLC | Cs Medical, Llc | Product Releases | Comments

CS Medical LLC is pleased to announce the release of their latest probe storage solution. The CleanShield Endoscope Storage Cabinet provides a proper dedicated storage area that protects delicate endoscopes from potential damage and minimizes environmental contamination of the disinfected endoscopes. CleanShield is constructed completely of thermally fused polypropylene that can be disinfected easily and is non-hygroscopic.

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