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September/October 2014

September 15, 2014 5:19 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

This is the September-October 2014 digital edition of Surgical Products magazine.

July/August 2014

September 15, 2014 4:23 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

This is the digital version of the July/August 2014 issue of Surgical Products magazine.

Considering Surgery? Some Healthcare Providers Offer Warranties

September 15, 2014 11:08 am | by Lisa Zamosky, Los Angeles Times | News | Comments

When Carolyn Rondou needed knee replacement surgery in 2012, she decided to have the procedure...

Hurdles For Obama Health Law In Second Sign-Up Season

September 15, 2014 10:34 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches...

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Study: Parents Likely To Choose Less Expensive Laparoscopy For Appendicitis

September 11, 2014 9:58 am | News | Comments

Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children's appendicitis, parents were almost twice as likely to choose the less expensive procedure – when they were aware of the cost difference.

Bureaucracy Consumes One-Quarter Of US Hospitals' Budgets

September 8, 2014 10:08 am | News | Comments

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations. The researchers analyzed detailed accounting data that hospitals reported to each nation's government. The data covered virtually all hospitals in each nation.

Breast Cancer Has Pharma’s Largest and Most Innovative Drug Pipeline

September 5, 2014 11:54 am | News | Comments

The breast cancer therapeutics pipeline boasts a high degree of innovation in first-in-class molecules, with many new technologies holding the potential to transform the clinical and commercial treatment landscape over the coming decade, says business intelligence provider GBI Research.

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Surgery Prices Spike With Innovation and Consolidation

September 3, 2014 11:21 am | by Bill Briggs, NBC News | News | Comments

The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News. Surgery has bloomed into a $500 billion industry in the United States, where 80 to 100 million procedures are performed annually — a per-capita rate that’s some 50 percent higher than in the European Union.

EyeGard Eye Covers

July 14, 2014 3:03 pm | by Sharn Anesthesia, Inc. | Sharn Anesthesia, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EyeGard eye covers, by Sharn Anesthesia, Inc., were designed to avoid the complications of using tape to keep a patient’s eyelid closed during surgery.

FreeStyle BioLock Interlocking Flooring

July 14, 2014 3:00 pm | by SelecTech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SelecTech, Inc. launched FreeStyle BioLock flooring last year. The flooring is eco-friendly, being made with 70 percent recycled materials and is 100 percent recyclable.

Cool Aids Cooling System

July 14, 2014 2:55 pm | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hospital staff are the reason for Healthmark Industries' new Cool Aids. Cool Aids are designed to manage one's body temperature from the head, neck, chest and core body.

Hospital Pharmacist Charged In Theft Of Pills

July 8, 2014 7:46 pm | by Jennifer Peltz, AP | News | Comments

Prosecutors are still investigating what became of the drugs, but believe the medications ended up on the thriving black market for prescription narcotics where the more than 193,000 missing pills could fetch a total of about $5.6 million.

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2014 ESP Award Submission: Undetectable Thermal Undershirt

July 2, 2014 1:28 pm | 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.

Healthcare Reform Champions Kit

July 2, 2014 10:35 am | by PDI | Pdi-Professional Disposables International | Product Releases | Comments

PDI recently released its new Healthcare Reform Champion's Kit. This kit is a digital educational tool designed to explain key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation.

TS Series Warmer

June 24, 2014 9:39 am | by MAC Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new “TS Series Warmer” from MAC Medical, Inc. is equipped with the highest technology available today. A first-in-class Large Touch Screen Control comes standard with all of the access and safety features required today. These features include FDC Compliant Data Logging with Digital Signature, Ethernet and USB ports, Wi-Fi Ready, Live Temperature Trends, Alarm Log, Remote Monitoring and Control from Central Monitoring and Smart Phone, Multi-Level Security for User Lockout, Text and Email Alerts, just to name a few.

Position Perfect System

June 19, 2014 1:38 pm | by EHOB, Inc. | Ehob, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Not only complying with facility turning protocols, the Position Perfect System is designed as a unique turning, transferring, and positioning system that protects patients from added pressure and shearing forces. 

2014 ESP Award Submission: Stryker's SYNK Wireless Platform

June 18, 2014 10:12 am | by Stryker | Stryker | Product Releases | Comments

The SYNK platform from Stryker increases OR freedom and efficiency by allowing users to wirelessly view HD video from multiple sources on up to 3 LED displays.

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RadiForce LS580W

June 17, 2014 9:27 am | by EIZO, Inc. | EIZO, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EIZO’s 58-inch LED back lit monitor, RadiForce LS580W, is ideal for ORs and Interventional Suites.

RightpH Devices

June 17, 2014 9:12 am | by RightBio Metrics | Product Releases | Comments

RightBio Metrics recently introduced the new point-of-care diagnostic devices. Designed with an innovative in vitro pH indicator, the RightSpot pH Indicator, RightSpot Infant pH Indicator, and RightLevel pH Detector provide safer nasogastric (NG) tube placement and accurate gastric acidity measurement.

Cool Aids

June 17, 2014 9:05 am | by Healthmark Industries Co., Inc. | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hospital staff are the reason for Healthmark Industries' new Cool Aids. One of the greatest challenges staff face is being uncomfortably hot while working.

2014 ESP Award Submission: The Stallion Elite

June 16, 2014 9:44 am | by Bryton | Bryton Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Bryton's Stallion Elite surgical headlight is a lightweight, cordless, high powered surgical light for professionals. This light incorporates great technology with ergonomics in mind for the surgeon’s comfort.

2014 ESP Award Submission: STRIP-T’s From Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc.

June 13, 2014 9:10 am | by Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

STRIP-T’s from Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. hold and organize all surgical tubes, scopes, and instruments, attaching via self-adhesive backing to any location on the surgical field. STRIP-T’s is the least expensive apparatus to secure “tethered” sterile implements to the surgical field and is less expensive and easier to use than tape, pouches, or drapes.

Aquilion ONE Family

June 6, 2014 8:58 am | by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. | Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Aquilion ONE Family is a scalable top-tier CT solution.

Zimmer A.T.S. 4000 Tourniquet System

June 2, 2014 11:48 am | by Zimmer | Zimmer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Treating every patient with precise, personalized pressure is the inspiration behind Zimmer’s market-leading Tourniquet System design. Only Zimmer Tourniquet Systems have Personalized Pressure Technology.

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.

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.

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