Infection Control Today - 11/2002: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

3M Healthcare

The3M Healthcare Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask meets the performancerequirements demanded of an N95 filtering face piece respirator as well asprovides a comfortable fit. The patented flat-fold/three-panel design has a softinner panel for increased skin comfort and feel. The off-the-face, lightweight,collapse-resistant design improves breathability while the soft nosepiece helpsprovide a customized form fit and secure facila seal. Latex- andfiberglass-free, the mask is designed to be hypoallergenic and comesindividually packaged in sealed pouches to ensure product intergrity duringstorage and allows for easy dispensing. (800) 228-3957 or

Centurion Sorba View 2000 Window Dressing

Theredesigned SorbaView 2000, available from Tri-State Hospital Supply Corporation,has an integrated pad that wicks away moisture, while the transparent windowallows continuous site visibility. The dressing is designed to remain securelyintact for seven days, and yet is non-irritating. SorbaView 2000 provides astrong occlusive barrier against bacteria and contaminants and has a very highmoisture vapor transmission rate. Its fabric border conforms and responds tobody contours and is compatible with most access devices. SorbaView 2000 islatex free and is available in individual sterile packages, or as part of customprocedure trays. (800) 248-4058 or

QlicksmartBlade Removal Systems

The Qlicksmart Blade Removal System removes all common blades from most sizeNo. 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 scalpel handles in a single action. The design incorporatestwo important clinical issues -- it is quick to use and the distinctive"click" indicates the device has worked. The device was designed forthe 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

TrademarkMedical's Instasan

Trademark Medical introduces Instasan, a surgical disinfectant, decontaminantand 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 isavailable in a one-quart container or in a one-gallon concentrate. (800)325-9044 or

Safetec's Universal Precaution Kit

Safetecof America Inc. introduces its Universal Precaution Kit, a combinationprotection/clean-up kit designed to protect healthcare workers from bloodbornepathogen exposure. The kit features Safetec's Red-Z solidifier for fluidclean-up, and contains items mandated by OSHA, the CDC and state healthdepartments. The kit is available in choices of poly bag refill, hard plastic ormetal cases. (800) 456-7077 or