Infection Control Today - 04/2003: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

Regent Medical

RegentMedical expands its Customer-Driven Gloving Solution portfolio with the BiogelSkinsense PI. This powder-free, synthetic glove can be worn by itself ordouble-gloved over the Biogel Skinsense N Universal glove to function as apuncture indication system for increased barrier protection. Constructed ofpolyisoprene, the synthetic material with the same molecular structure asnatural rubber latex, Biogel Skinsense PI has a curved finger design for anatural fit with a micro-roughened surface. Its translucent blue tone providesimmediate visual indication the glove is made of a synthetic material. TheBiogel Skinsense PI glove contains a polymer coating for ease of donning withdamp or dry hands. The gloves are 100 percent air inflated, visually inspectedand meet or exceed all ASTM standards for synthetic surgical gloves. (800)843-8497 or

Trademark Medical

O.R.PocKits are surgical instrument holders that help keep the OR organized whileallowing quick access to surgical instruments. The self-sticking instrumentholder keeps instruments neatly available for easy use and out of the way whennecessary. Made of latex-free, PVC-free polyolefin, these lightweight O.R.PocKits come sterile and are individually packaged in a convenient dispenser.Available in two- and four-pocket styles. (800) 325-9044 or


Allegiance,a Cardinal Health Company, introduces Safe-T trays, diagnostic trays withengineered sharps injury protection components. The trays are offered for lumbarpuncture, myelogram, paracentesis, thoracentesis, arthrogram and amniocentesisprocedures. The Needle-Pro components are classified as engineered sharps injuryprotection devices in accordance with the revised OSHA Bloodborne PathogensStandard and fully comply with NIOSH/CDC recommendations for proceduresrequiring the use of a needle.

CertolInternational, LLC

Certol has reformulated ProEZ AW Dual Enzymatic Decontamination Solution. Thenon-foaming solution can now be used on open tray systems as well as automaticwasher/decontaminators. The formulation includes protease and amylase enzymes toclean medical instruments. 303-799-9401 or

Spectronics Corporation

Recognizingthat the CDC has recommended the use of germicidal ultraviolet lights to helpeliminate bacteria and viruses, Spectronics provides a full line of Spectrolinegermicidal UV lamps designed and engineered for use where high-intensity,wide-area UV coverage is required. The 254nm UV lamps have housings constructedof anodized aluminum or enameled sheet metal for long life. Acorrosion-resistant specular aluminum reflector ensures maximum UV irradiance.(800) 274-8888 or

Healthcare Logistics

HealthcareLogistics' Absorbent Powder can be used to manage fluid spills, solidify wastein suction drainage canisters and for all other general infection-control uses.The powder is designed to convert fluid into a gel, reduce odor and safelycontain waste. Ten grams of powder will absorb 1 liter of water or 0.9 percentsaline. The powder comes packaged in 250 grams to a bottle. (800) 848-1633 or

Surgical Operational Services

SurgicalOperational Services was created by CEO and president Andrew Petrovich to offera comprehensive set of resources to effectively manage all aspects ofmaintaining and repairing expensive laparoscopes and other surgicalinstrumentation. The company not only provides instrument care, it providestraining manuals for each client healthcare facility -- a show-and-tell formatthat explains laparoscopic procedures and how to best handle equipment from theoperating room to the decontamination, sterilization and wrapping phases. (888)500-4926