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2014 ESP Award Submission: Megadyne's Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode

May 29, 2014 10:34 am | by Megadyne | Megadyne Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Megadyne's Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode is simply set on the operating room table, virtually eliminating the small disposable sticky pad that can damage the patient’s skin. It is approved for use on patients 350gms and up with no maximum weight, can be used either side up, and weighs only four pounds. Mega Softs have been used in 55 million procedures with zero pad site burns. Mega Soft Universal offers a hold-harmless indemnification against pad site burns.

Financial Pressures In Healthcare Driving Need For OR Outsourcing

May 21, 2014 11:39 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room surgical procedures...

2014 ESP Award Submission: The GStirrup From Frontier Medical Innovations

May 20, 2014 11:33 am | by Frontier Medical Innovations | Frontier Medical Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

The GStirrup from Frontier Medical Innovations is a patient positioning tool that provides safety, stability, and comfort to patient’s legs when in the lithotomy position. It can be attached to any exam table in seconds with no tools required.

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2014 ESP Award Submission: undORwear's Undetectable Thermal Undershirt

May 14, 2014 10:27 am | by undORwear, Inc. | undORwear | Product Releases | Comments

undORwear, Inc. offers its undetectable thermal undershirt. The shirt is a warm base layer that is worn under operating room scrubs. It is designed to keep the wearer's core warm regardless of the OR temperature and will be unseen under scrubs with its undetectable design. The shirt is also moisture wicking, and its eco-friendly anti-microbial technology inhibits bacterial growth.

OPERON D Series Surgical Tables

May 8, 2014 10:00 am | by Berchtold | BERCHTOLD Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Berchtold recently introduced the OPERON D Series surgical tables. According to the company, the tables feature state-of-the-art technologies designed to improve patient and staff safety. By providing industry-leading weight capacity, better imaging access, and a full range of motion, OPERON is designed to increase surgical positioning options, while improving patient care and productivity for clinical staff.

Patient Specific Plates for Mandible (PSPM)

April 23, 2014 10:14 am | by DePuy Synthes CMF | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Synthes CMF, part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of Patient Specific Plates for Mandible (PSPM), new plates that are customized based on surgeon specifications and individual patient anatomy.  PSPM is designed to give the reconstructive surgeon greater control over plate design and screw placement which assists in planning of future dental restoration.

IQvitals Table Mount

April 18, 2014 7:44 am | by Midmark Corporation | Midmark Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, recently introduced the IQvitals Table Mount. The new table mount accessory will help bring automated vitals signs devices to the point of care, minimizing the need for patient conveyance and improving patient satisfaction.

Clearfast

April 17, 2014 9:57 am | by BevMD | Product Releases | Comments

BevMD, a medical beverage company, recently introduced the first U.S.-patented and American Society of Anesthesiologist-approved preoperative-beverage: Clearfast. This scientifically formulated, carbohydrate-rich beverage is the only product of its kind in the U.S. designed for preoperative use; offering the right carbohydrates to safely clear the system prior to surgery while reducing metabolic stress.

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Scintillant Surgical Light

April 16, 2014 10:46 am | by Engineered Medical Solutions | Engineered Medical Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Engineered Medical Solutions manufactures the Scintillant Surgical Light; the first untethered, self-contained medical lighting device for illumination inside the surgical field. There is no need for light boxes and cords to tie you down. The self-contained light is equipped with simple effective accessories for attachment to almost any surgical tool.

The Vikon ONE HeadLiT

April 15, 2014 11:09 am | by Vikon Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Combining the benefits and advantages of LED with the power and quality of xenon, the Vikon ONE HeadLiT provides consistently bright, white light optimized for color rendering and enhanced tissue differentiation. Light does not degrade or dim and is evenly distributed across the light field. Virtually maintenance free, the ONE HeadLiT does not use blubs or fiberoptic cables and has a five-year limited warranty.

ivNow: Streamlined Fluid Warming

April 12, 2014 11:54 pm | by Enthermics Medical Systems | Enthermics Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

ivNow from Enthermics Medical Systems is designed to increase regulatory compliance. ivNow displays actual temperature and records shelf life of every bag. According to the company, it improves processes by efficiently warming patients from admission to discharge and save space and footsteps by warming fluids at the point of use.

XLT-125 LED Surgical Headlight

April 10, 2014 10:29 am | by Enova Illumination | Product Releases | Comments

The XLT-125 LED Surgical Headlight from Enova Illumination provides superior co-axial articulation with/without loupes and has an adjustable aperture to create a spot size ranging from 2” to 6” in diameter. The light itself is 125,000+ lux of pure white homogenous light for true tissue rendition and deep cavity illumination and comes with attachable lenses/filters to customize color temperature and polarization.

Hair Removal System

April 4, 2014 9:04 am | by CareFusion | Product Releases | Comments

CareFusion announced availability of the ClipVac hair removal system from Surgical Site Solutions, Inc., designed exclusively for a new innovative clipper handle from CareFusion. The ClipVac system connects to CareFusion’s new surgical clippers and is designed to improve the current hair removal practice by using vacuum technology to capture hair clippings as the hair is cut at the source.

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OPERON D Series Surgical Tables

April 2, 2014 10:41 am | by Berchtold | BERCHTOLD Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Berchtold recently introduced the OPERON D Series surgical tables. According to the company, the tables feature state-of-the-art technologies designed to improve patient and staff safety. By providing industry-leading weight capacity, better imaging access, and a full range of motion, OPERON is designed to increase surgical positioning options, while improving patient care and productivity for clinical staff.

Self-Locking Outlet Covers

March 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Tripp Lite | Product Releases | Comments

Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of regulatory-compliant, medical-grade power protection and connectivity solutions, has introduced self-locking outlet covers to prevent unauthorized electrical device connections in healthcare environments.

Heavy Duty Surgical Table

March 20, 2014 10:16 am | by Schaerer Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Schaerer Medical, a Swiss manufacturer of surgical tables for over 100 years, features the Arcus Heavy Duty Surgical Table. The unique cantilevered design allows for 53” of imaging access, more unobstructed imaging area than even slide top tables.

ivNow: Streamlined Fluid Warming

March 14, 2014 11:20 am | by Enthermics Medical Systems | Enthermics Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

ivNow from Enthermics Medical Systems is designed to increase regulatory compliance. ivNow displays actual temperature and records shelf life of every bag. According to the company, it improves processes by efficiently warming patients from admission to discharge and save space and footsteps by warming fluids at the point of use.

Non-Profit Hospitals Face Negative Credit Potential From ICD-10 Conversion

March 11, 2014 9:49 am | News | Comments

"It is a challenging time as healthcare reform moves forward and other pressures, such as sequestration, inpatient volume declines, and reduced reimbursement, are being felt. ICD-10 conversion will bring additional costs at a time when hospital operations are already under pressure," said Gary Sokolow, Director in the U.S. Public Finance Group.

How Can Healthcare Providers Cut Expenditure In Cardiology?

March 10, 2014 8:50 am | by Holly Ingram, Analyst, IHS Technology | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare expenditure has been increasing throughout the last decade, and is beginning to become unmanageable. The American Heart Association has estimated that, in 2010, spending on cardiovascular disease (CVD) reached $273 billion dollars. However, there are numerous initiatives designed to reduce costs...

Compact Work Station

March 7, 2014 10:50 am | by EDGECO | EDGECO America | Product Releases | Comments

EDGECO'S Sturdy New Compact Work Station includes an easy glide laptop shelf, two drop leaf shelves for notes, and supplies. Secure valuable instruments in a lockable drawer and/or cabinet that includes an adjustable/removable shelf.

X-Ray Cassette Holder

February 28, 2014 8:51 am | by Innovative Medical Products | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Medical Products has designed the X-Ray Cassette Holder to hold an X-ray cassette allowing the surgeon to take intra-operative X-rays. The convenient solution is for use with IMP’s Universal Lateral Positioner that provides stable, lateral positioning for patients undergoing hip or other lateral surgery. When the X-Ray Cassette Holder is employed, the anterior support column must be used with the hyperflexion plate in the Universal Lateral Postioner system for best image results.

HangTimeKit Labels

February 26, 2014 9:56 am | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Healthmark has announced the addition of color to their line of HangTimeKitTM Labels (HTKlabels). Just like the original HTKlabels, these labels allow day and month tracking to document when a scope was last reprocessed, with the added benefit of color coding. The new colors include green, yellow, pink, orange, and blue.

Green Mesh Valve Bag

February 20, 2014 10:00 am | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Healthmark Industries announces the introduction of the new Green Mesh Valve Bag. This tough, lightweight, plastic mesh bag helps ensure the traceability of critical endoscope components from reprocessing through use by keeping the valves and scope together. Simply place the valves in the bag and then tie to the scope, thus securing the valves to their related flexible endoscope.

Heavy Duty Surgical Table

February 6, 2014 10:32 am | by Schaerer Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Schaerer Medical, a Swiss manufacturer of surgical tables for over 100 years, features the Arcus Heavy Duty Surgical Table. The unique cantilevered design allows for 53” of imaging access, more unobstructed imaging area than even slide top tables. The low heights achieved by the Arcus are excellent for bariatric or robotic surgery.

Original Replacement Table Pads

February 3, 2014 11:08 am | 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.

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