Infection Control Today - 01/2003: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

Healthmark

The Bipolar Forcep Cleaner is designed for the safe and thorough washing of cauterizing forceps. The cleaner may be assembled as a double brush with an automatic depth guard or as two individual brushes with a depth guard. The milled stainless steel bristles are designed to clean the most stubborn debris while the cleaning guard guides the insulation away from damage. (800) 521-6224 or www.hmark.com

Metrex

CaviWipes Disinfecting Towelettes are designed to kill HBV in 3 minutes and TB in 5 minutes. CaviWipes are disposable towelettes pre-saturated with CaviCide surface disinfectant cleaner that are convenient, durable, non-woven, non-abrasive towels that will not bunch up during use. They are recommended for all non-porous surfaces in the healthcare setting. (800) 841-1428 or www.metrex.com

3M

To help clinicians provide optimal care for heavily draining wounds, 3M has created a line of foam dressings that are designed to offer more effective fluid management. The foam dressings are available in adhesive and non-adhesive styles and feature a fast-wicking, non-swelling polyurethane foam pad that prevents exudates pooling and migration onto surrounding tissue. A breathable film barrier helps prevent external contamination and exudates strike-through. (800) 228-3957 or www.3m.com/healthcare

Spectrum Surgical Insruments

Spectrum Surgical services the two most popular circumcision clamps, the Gomco and the Mogen. The Gomco circumcision clamp comes in three sizes: 1.1cm, 1.3cm and 1.6cm and Spectrum sells all replacement parts separately. The Mogen clamp is produced in one size. (800) 444-5644

Trademark Medical

The new Medical Adhesive Remover is for use on surgical tapes, electrode adhesives and much more. The product contains no petroleum distillates or acetone, and is designed to be non-flammable. The remover features a moisturizer to help reduce skin irritation and is water soluble. (800) 326-9044 or www.trademarkmedical.com

Stryker

Stryker instruments' Neptune Waste Management System is designed to incorporate fluid waste management and smoke evacuation in one compact unit while protecting staff from splash and smoke exposure. The system minimizes the need for canisters and red bags while it reduces solid waste disposal costs. The unit has a multi-port suction manifold as well as a rover control panel and vacuum indicator. (800) 323-7700

Greiner

Greiner Bio-One Vacuette introduces two new low-cost tube holders for use with its Vacuette plastic blood collection tubes. The sterile tube holder with luer adapter and non-sterile disposable tube holder are designed to lower the cost associated with reusable tube holders and meet OSHA requirements for single-use, disposable tube holders. Greiner's new tube holders are also suitable for use with any manufacturer's evacuated blood collection tubes. (888) 286-3883 or www.vacuette.com

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