Health Care Logistics introduces the customizable Hazardous Waste Cart, a lockable mobile cart that allows staff to properly dispose of varying types of used hazardous materials in a safe, efficient, and separated way anywhere treatment is administered. To customize, users choose their cart color then two colors of security drop inserts.
Medline Industries, Inc., introduced 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.
Tronex Healthcare introduces its new SMS Surgeon Cap. Generously sized and quality crafted from a unique blend of breathable, fluid-resistant, latex-free nonwoven materials, this surgeon cap offers an enhanced fit and lightweight, comfortable protection for extended use.
During procedures that require surgical slush, ORS Hush Slush Systems from Ecolab deliver velvet-soft slush to improve patient safety and save valuable nursing time. The proprietary Auto-Stir technology in Hush Slush Systems automatically stirs the solution while cooling and eliminates concerns with conventional slush that may have sharp edges which can cause trauma to delicate tissues.
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.
New Pig has introduced the hi-viz, padlockable PIG Spill Kit in a cabinet. The unit arrives assembled, complete with adjustable shelves, and ready to serve as a central spill response center. The safety-yellow, heavy-gauge steel “Spill Response Center” is easy to locate and includes PIG BLUE Socks, PIG Mat and Pillows, wipers, and temporary disposal bags with ties.
Cardinal Health offers the SecureSeal (Octyl) and LiquiBand (Butyl) topical skin adhesives. They are designed to be safe, strong, secure, and easy to use. According to the company, they feature a microbial barrier and waterproof protection. They also have full conversion ability with all topical skin adhesives currently on the market.
Butler Mobility's vertical platform wheelchair lifts are durable, easy to operate and virtually maintenance free. Indoors or outdoors, the Butler Mobility Vertical Platform Lift is a practical alternative to installing cumbersome, slow grade ramps. This Platform Lift is adjustable to lift or lower to the exact height required by the individual consumer.
Ecolab offers the IntraTemp Irrigation Fluid Warming Systems, which provide immediate access to warm irrigation fluid within the sterile field. Fluid remains at a safe, consistent temperature throughout the procedure. Fluid warming systems from Ecolab allow the OR staff to properly control, visualize, and document fluid temperatures, reducing the risk of patient injury.
Cardinal Health announced the launch of Flexal Feel Nitrile Exam Gloves, the lightest-weight glove in its exam glove portfolio. Flexal Feel Nitrile Exam Gloves offer the comfort and protection of a nitrile glove with the tactile sensitivity of a latex one. Their form fitting, lighter feel promotes natural hand movement. A powder-free addition to Cardinal Health’s exam glove portfolio, Flexal Feel Nitrile Exam Gloves also feature a textured fingertip that provides enhanced grip over traditional nitrile gloves without compromising reliability or durability.
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.
Cook Medical has launched a suite of salivary duct access products that offer minimally invasive options for the treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease. Minimally invasive treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease can reduce the need for invasive open surgery. The devices in the product line include a soft-tip wire guide, a serial dilator set, the Kolenda Salivary Access Introducer Set and the NGage and NCircle salivary stone extractors.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 12 watt infrared LED light emitter designed to provide output and operation suitable for medical applications. The LEDLB-4E-IR-M-110V 110 Volt Medical Infrared LED Light Bar is provides those in the medical fields with a powerful and effective source of infrared light that can operate from standard wall outlets and be magnetically mounted to metallic surfaces for easy control and precise application.
Armstrong has introduced the Aluminum Wireless Auto-Locking Cart. The cart features keyless entry, an LCD display (shows date, time of day, current battery life, and programmable menu driven display system that prompts you to each additional command), integrated 802.11g wireless capabilities with wireless antenna, up to 5,000 user codes, supervisor code for programming, and manual or automatic locking.
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 introduction of the Versapor Bladeless Optical 12mm Trocar is the newest addition to the wide offering of Covidien access products. It offers surgeons visualization during trocar placement to help clinicians minimize the risk of trocar injuries. It shares the same proprietary cannula design as the rest of Covidien’s optical and bladeless trocar family.
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.
Sempermed is pleased to introduce its new StarMed Ultra Nitrile examination glove. StarMed Ultra Nitrile is the latest addition to the StarMed family. StarMed Ultra Nitrile is manufactured with a second generation nitrile formula, providing an incomparable fit and feel without sacrificing the protection and peace of mind healthcare workers demand.
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.
Edgeco's fire-resistant cart covers keep clean linens clean, protect against contamination, and meet current regulations of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. Features of the covers include reinforced corners and wear points for extra durability, double-sewn seams for extra strength, and fabrics that are selected for maximum serviceability.
The HotDog conductive fabric warming blankets and mattresses from Augustine Temperature Management meet SCIP normothermia guidelines. Air-free warming is recommended by orthopedic surgeons for improving patient safety in implant surgery. Studies link forced-air warming to an increase in airborne contaminants around the surgical site, which increase the risk of infection in orthopedic implant surgery.
We have done it. We have decreased the increase in the cost of healthcare. Let us explain. For three decades (1980-2009), the cost of healthcare has been increasing each year at an average rate of 7.4 percent — double the rate of inflation. However, over the past three years, the increase in healthcare expenditure has remained at a low 3.1 percent.
The new Protexis Latex Hydrogel surgical gloves from Cardinal Health are powder-free, made from natural rubber latex, and their exclusive coating makes them easy to don. Hydrogel is a hydrophilic coating bonded to the interior of the glove, which enhances donning lubricity.
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.
EHOB, Inc., a leading provider of affordable products effective in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, is announcing today the release of the Foot WAFFLE Custom and Foot WAFFLE Heel Elevator Custom—EHOB’s newest lower-extremity products.