Infection Control Today - 11/2002: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

3M Healthcare

The 3M Healthcare Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask meets the performance requirements demanded of an N95 filtering face piece respirator as well as provides a comfortable fit. The patented flat-fold/three-panel design has a soft inner panel for increased skin comfort and feel. The off-the-face, lightweight, collapse-resistant design improves breathability while the soft nosepiece helps provide a customized form fit and secure facila seal. Latex- and fiberglass-free, the mask is designed to be hypoallergenic and comes individually packaged in sealed pouches to ensure product intergrity during storage and allows for easy dispensing. (800) 228-3957 or www.3M.com/healthcare/.

Centurion Sorba View 2000 Window Dressing

The redesigned SorbaView 2000, available from Tri-State Hospital Supply Corporation, has an integrated pad that wicks away moisture, while the transparent window allows continuous site visibility. The dressing is designed to remain securely intact for seven days, and yet is non-irritating. SorbaView 2000 provides a strong occlusive barrier against bacteria and contaminants and has a very high moisture vapor transmission rate. Its fabric border conforms and responds to body contours and is compatible with most access devices. SorbaView 2000 is latex free and is available in individual sterile packages, or as part of custom procedure trays. (800) 248-4058 or www.tshsc.com/.

Qlicksmart Blade Removal Systems

The Qlicksmart Blade Removal System removes all common blades from most size No. 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 scalpel handles in a single action. The design incorporates two important clinical issues -- it is quick to use and the distinctive "click" indicates the device has worked. The device was designed for the infrequent user of scalpel blades, as this group is most at risk for injury. Once removed, the blade is contained within the built-in sharps container. (800) 714-1304 or www.qlicksmart.com/.

Trademark Medical's Instasan

Trademark Medical introduces Instasan, a surgical disinfectant, decontaminant and cleaner. Instasan is a hospital-grade, multi-purpose, neutral pH, hard-surface disinfectant that is reported to be virucidal, fungicidal, bactericidal and mildewstatic in the diluted, ready-to-use form. Instasan is available in a one-quart container or in a one-gallon concentrate. (800) 325-9044 or www.trademarkmedical.com/.

Safetec's Universal Precaution Kit

Safetec of America Inc. introduces its Universal Precaution Kit, a combination protection/clean-up kit designed to protect healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogen exposure. The kit features Safetec's Red-Z solidifier for fluid clean-up, and contains items mandated by OSHA, the CDC and state health departments. The kit is available in choices of poly bag refill, hard plastic or metal cases. (800) 456-7077 or www.safetecamerica.com/.

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