Infection Control Today - 09/2002: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

Waterpik and GloGerm

Glo Germ Company will sell and distribute Waterpik Technologies' Aquia sanitizing system to the healthcare, food service and day care industries. The Aquia sanitizing system, which has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, is designed to use ozonated water to kill more than 99 percent of germs on non-porous surfaces without leaving chemical or toxic residue. www.waterpik.com or www.glogerm.com

Tronex Healthcare Industries

The SMS Scrub Suit, from ISO 9001 certified factories, is designed to be fluid resistant. The Scrub Shirt's v-neck design allows quick and easy donning; the pants offer a wide-leg cut and drawstring waist for a relaxed fit. Both feature precision stitching with the high tensile strength and breathability of three-ply SMS material for barrier protection against fluids. (973) 627-3800 or www.tronexhealthcare.com

DEB SBS Inc.

Aero® IQ antibacterial quat foaming soap from DEB SBS is an odorless, colorless foaming soap for handwashing in food handling and preparation areas, restaurants, supermarkets and veterinary clinics. The quat formulation provides a rapid, high kill rate of most bacteria, yet remains mild to the skin. Aero IQ is dispensed as foam and each cartridge yields more than 1,400 handwashings. (800) 248-7190

Augustine Medical

Augustine Medical, Inc. introduces an irrigation fluid warming disposable for use with the Ranger blood/fluid warming system. The Ranger irrigation fluid warming set is designed to warm irrigation fluids up to 30 liters/hour and can be used with pressure up to 300 mm Hg. The Ranger blood/fluid warming system is designed to react to changes in flow rates and uses economical, easy-to-use disposable warming sets. It features SmartHeat technology that continuously monitors the temperature of the heating surface. www.augustinemedical.com

Moldex-Metric Inc.

The Dura-Mesh® shells of Modex's 1500 series respirators resist collapsing so the masks hold their shape longer. The molded nose bridge seals easily and comfortably with not metal nose band to adjust. Smooth, wide, nonlatex straps do not require prestretching. A Softspun inner lining adds comfort. The masks come in three sizes, with or without soft nose flange. (800) 421-0668 or visit www.moldex.com

BBraun Medical

The Introcan Safety IV Catheter is designed to minimize accidental needlesticks without requiring user activation. A stainless steel clip is used to shield the needle tip. The passive design eliminates risk of inadvertent activation while offering a short learning curve with minimal in-service training. A syringe can be pre-attached to the Introcan Safety IV Catheter to facilitate aspiration and injection during insertion. Introcan Safety is available in a wide range of gauges and lengths, in PUR and FEP, with or without wings. (800) bbraun2 or www.bbraunusa.com

Professional Disposables International (PDI)

PDI introduces its Nice'nClean Medi-Soothe Washcloths, featuring an extra mild, hypoallergenic, alcohol-free formulation that makes it gentle enough for use in obstetrics, perineal care and post-operative rectal surgery. The washcloths, which are fragrance-free and pH balanced, are available in resealable packs of 24. (800) 999-6423 or www.pdipdi.com

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