Infection Control Today - 08/2002: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

Consolidated Stills and Sterilizers

The patented Consolidated Bug Buster uses a high-efficiency filter to remove bacteria from the purged air of steam sterilizers. It can be factory installed on new Consolidated sterilizers or retrofitted to many existing units regardless of the manufacturer. (617) 782-6072 or


GelSan is an antimicrobial hand gel formulated with the help of the University of Utah epidemiology department and conforms fully to APIC and CDC guidelines. It is designed to moisturize hands like lotion and leaves no residue or build-up. GelSan is CHG/latex glove compatible, is clear and dries quickly. GelSan has no lasting smell once it dries. The product features a wall-mounted dispenser that uses a collapsible bladder rather than a bag-in-box, so all of the gel is used. (800) 348-0034 or

Health Care Logistics

The No Handles faucet from Health Care Logistics replaces an existing faucet to automatically turn water on and off without touching the handles, thus reducing cross-contamination. Water flow is controlled by pressing the stainless steel rod; the instant the pressure is released, the water shuts off. The faucet provides appropriate handwashing temperature without adjusting faucet handles. The No Handles faucet is less than one-third the cost of infrared faucets or foot pedals and fits most faucets. (800) 848-1633 or

Healthmark Industries Co.

The ProFormance automated instrument washer test provides sterile processing professionals with a consistent, repeatable and reliable method for evaluating the cleaning effectiveness of their automated instrument washer. The test soil is manufactured to exacting specifications, and when coated on the stainless steel plate, the ProFormance mimics the dried blood residue found on dirty instruments. (800) 521-6224 or


The Foam Care® line of protective cleanser systems from Kimberly-Clark includes antimicrobial surgical hand scrubs, antimicrobial skins cleansers and general purpose cleansers. Skin cleansers come in 1-liter and 500 mL formats and some formulas are color-coded to match foot pump dispensers. (888) 346-4652 or

Safetec of America Inc.

Personal antimicrobial wipes by Safetec (p.a.w.s.) citrus scent joins the original fresh scent p.a.w.s., which are easy to use in the absence of soap and water. They remove transient organic matter and resident microorganisms, killing 99.9 percent of germs within 15 seconds. The formulation contains SD alcohol, PCMX and aloe vera, leaving hands sanitized and feeling softer. (800) 456-7077 or visit


Stericycle, specialists in managing medical waste, offers a cost-effective method of containment and disposal of low levels of medical waste. The Mail-Back Program is suited for facilities where only used sharps, gauze and bandages need to be responsibly handled and removed. The program has been tested and approved by the U.S. Postal Service and is in compliance with OSHA guidelines. Program packs contain FDA-approved sharps containers, absorbent material, a red plastic liner, tracking forms and a postage-paid shipping container. (800) 355-8773 or

TSI Incorporated

TSI Incorporated's Critical Environment Solutions engineering binder and CD-ROM include product descriptions, specifications, operation sequences and guide specifications for EverWatch®, SureFlow and PresSura monitors and controllers. Select flow tracking, direct pressure or adaptive offset control using electric or pneumatic actuators, dampers, venturi valves and airflow stations to meet project requirements.(651) 490-2711 or

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