The Apex Bandage is a one-ply polyester and rayon blend that is designed to conform easily to body contours; it stretches and clings to itself. Designed to be highly absorbent, it remains in place when saturated with drainage. Soft and low-linting, it can be used as a primary or secondary dressing. As a secondary dressing, it should reduce primary dressing displacement when the patient moves. Apex is available in both sterile and nonsterile rolls and comes in a variety of sizes.
The Qlicksmart flask and mounting bracket trolley offers healthcare workers a safe alternative to conventional scalpel blade removal. It can be fixed either to a bench, wall or cart. The scalpel handle and blade are inserted into the slot in the flask and advanced until a click is heard. The handle is withdrawn and the blade remains sealed inside the leak-proof flask for later disposal. The flask can hold up to 100 sharps.
With the new SCOTT® Roll Control Center-Pull towel system, towels are dispensed one at a time via a patented Zshaped aperture. The user only touches the towel that he or she is using to reduce the risk of spreading germs. The one-at-a-time dispensing feature is also designed with a one-handed loading mechanism and has 19 percent more hand-dries per case than leading competing systems. It uses patented Absorbency Pockets and is available in the Windows® or In-Sight® dispenser lines.
Polymed TLC latex examination gloves offer all the advantages of regular Polymed, with the addition of vitamin E, a known antioxidant. Polymed TLC gloves are also low-protein and powder-free to reduce the potential for latex sensitization. The lightly textured surface provides the necessary combination of a secure grip without the loss of tactile sensitivity.
Metrex announces the newest addition, MetriDry, to its integrated system of products designed for automated washers. The MetriDry Drying Agent is designed to speed the drying time of and reduce water spotting on carts. In addition, Metrex has a full range of precleaners, detergents and lubricants, including EmPower Dual Enzymatic Detergent; EmPower Foam Dual Enzymatic Spray; MetriZyme Dual Enzymatic Detergent; MetriWash Neutral Ph Detergent; MetriClean2 Instrument Cleaner, Polisher & Cart- Washer Agent and MetriLube Instrument Lubricant.
Invacare has put Microbans Antimicrobial Technology into its standard product line, starting with bath safety products. This technology is designed to protect products from stain- and odorcausing bacteria, yeast, molds and fungi, thus preventing product degradation.
New DuPont medical fabrics for isolation apparel offer greater comfort and protection outside the surgical suite. To help those on the front lines of the war on infection, DuPont offers a broad range of solutions to help prevent and control infection, from advanced medical fabrics for use in surgical gowns and drapes to personal protection products and smarter materials for use in the hospital and during procedures. Designed for use during procedures with low risk of exposure, such as dialysis, outpatient surgery and blood draws, DuPont Softesse® IsolationWear medical fabric meets or exceeds the requirements of the new AAMI PB70 level 2 standard. Designed for use during procedures with moderate risk of exposure, such as obstetrics, cardiac catheterization and decontamination, DuPont(tm) Suprel IsolationWear medical fabric is designed to be one of the most protective products available in the procedure gown category.
The Swedish-designed and clinically proven Airsonett Airshower® is designed to supplement an existing central or ceiling- mounted air purification system or for use as a stand-alone unit. It is an economic solution to costly HVAC upgrades and combats airborne contaminants and virtual air stagnation caused by todays airtight facilities. In less than one hour, virtually all the air in a standard sized room is purified and at least 99.95 percent of all airborne particles greater than 0.3 micron are removed.
The 3M Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing is transparent plus absorbent, a clear solution for optimal clinical performance and wear time. 3Ms new technology means managing wounds with confidence, providing easy monitoring of the wound, exudate and periwound skin. Tegaderm is designed to eliminate unnecessary dressing changes, eliminate hydrocolloid-related odor, and prevent dressing breakdown in the wound.
Baxa Corporation announces the release of the new PhaSeal System Connector which attaches a PhaSeal Injector to an IV line for safe administration of hazardous drugs. The new Luer Lock Connector was redesigned in response to customer requests for a closed system that can be used with needleless IV access devices. The new connector is longer, to accommodate valve-actuated access devices, while ensuring that the injector needle is never exposed. The PhaSeal System is a set of disposable containment devices that connect the original drug vial, syringe and IV injection or infusion set together for a completely sealed drug pathway. The systems double membrane is designed to provide dry connections between system components, preventing drug leakage. Closed systems have been recommended by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Oncology Nurses Society to provide an engineering control against environmental and personal contamination.
PDI introduces the Hygea Hands N Face Personal Washcloths, six-inch by nine-inch washcloths designed to be used for any gentle-cleansing needs during patient care. The washcloths, containing skin-soothing ingredients such as aloe and vitamin E, are available in 150-count wipe canisters.
DuPont introduces its new RelyOn antiseptic and disinfectant products for infection prevention and control in healthcare environments. The DuPont RelyOn Antiseptic Hand Wash Products are available either as a personal-size hand spray or as hand wipes, and are designed to be effective against a range of pathogens including hepatitis A, B and C, based on in vitro testing. The one-hand application of the two-ounce hand spray minimizes the risk of cross-contamination and provides ease of use. Protective gloves can be put on immediately after application because DuPont RelyOn hand antiseptic spray and wipes leave no sticky residue. Finally, DuPont RelyOn Antiseptic Hand Wash Products are specially formulated with a skin-softening emollient so frequent use should not be a problem. The antiseptic products are formulated under FDA guidelines. The DuPont RelyOn Broad Spectrum Disinfectants are effective for disinfecting, cleaning and deodorizing hard surfaces. These EPA-registered disinfectant solutions and wipes are effective against a wide range of pathogens including HIV, E. coli, tuberculosis, and antibiotic-resistant organisms. Offered in a ready-to-use 16-ounce spray bottle and one gallon refill, the DuPont RelyOn Broad Spectrum Disinfectants require no mixing or dilution and leave no sticky residue.
The Flexible Scope Valve and Channel Cleaning Brush measures 240 cm in overall length and has been designed with two distinct brush ends. The Valve Cleaning brush end has a 6 mm diameter brush-tip for cleaning the air, water and suction valves found on flexible endoscopes, and has a specially designed stopper that prevents the user from inserting the brush too deeply, preventing potential damage. The Channel Cleaning brush end measures 3 mm in diameter and is designed for cleaning the biopsy channel of a flexible endoscope. The tip on the brush comes equipped with a silicone leader that helps to guide the brush through the channel.