Infection Control Today - 12/2002: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

December 1, 2002

Allegiance

Allegiance

Allegiance'sV. Mueller division of surgical instruments, sterile processing supplies,maintenance and repairs, introduces the Genesis brand STERRAD System CompatibleContainers indicated for use with STERRAD 50, 100 and 100S systems, ethyleneoxide systems and pre-vacuum steam sterilizers. Genesis can simplify andstandardize a facility's sterilization packaging requirements with just onecontainer system. (800) 323-9088 or www.cardinal.com/allegiance

Moldex-Metric, Inc.

Thenew EZ-ON respirator uses just one cloth strap to hold it comfortably on theface while the Flexwing and head harness provide a secure fit. The Dura-Meshshell is designed to keep its shape throughout the workday, and the naturalcontour fits the face without a metal noseband to adjust. The mask includes asoft foam nose flange for added comfort. The EZ-ON is NIOSH certified to have afilter efficiency level of 95 percent or greater against non-oil basedparticulates. Available with or without the Ventex exhale valve. (800) 421-0668or www.moldex.com

Greiner Bio-One

Thenew Vacuette Safety Blood Collection Set is a single-use, sterile, wingedblood-collection safety needle bonded to a flexible "low-memory"tubing that is designed to prevent coiling and facilitate disposal. The set isavailable with 21 and 23 gauge needles and comes with 12-inch tubing. The wingedneedle is designed with a safety shield that can be activated to cover theneedle immediately following venipuncture to prevent accidental needlesticks.Pressing both sides to release the lock activates the safety mechanism; thesafety shield slides completely over the needle until it locks into place. (888)296-3883 or www.us.vacuette.com

3M

Tocelebrate 20 years as a leading provider of IV and wound care, 3M introduces twonew dressings in the Tegaderm transparent dressing line of products. The #1610is a pediatric IV dressing and the #1655 is a universal catheter site dressing.Tegaderm is an adhesive coated dressing consisting of thin, flexible,polyurethane backing coated with a hypoallergenic acrylate adhesive and appliedwith a frame delivery. The transparent dressings are designed to be skin-like,sterile, impervious to water and bacteria and permeable to moisture, vapor andoxygen to facilitate the wound healing process. (800) 228-3957 or www.3M.com/skinhealth

Trademark Medical

TheRes-Q-Vac hand-powered suction unit is designed for all situations where airwaysuction is required. The Res-Q-Vac weighs less than half a pound, is reusable,provides more than 500 mm Hg vacuum and connects to sterile disposables with noelectric plug or batteries. Res-Q-Vac's neonatal through adult catheters areavailable in 5 fr, 8 fr, 10 fr, 14 fr, large-bore Yankauer and rigid OR-styleYankauer suction instrument. (800) 325-9044 or www.trademarkmedical.com

Precision Dynamics Corporation

TheRedi+Wash total body cleansing system is now available in a new resealablepackage for added convenience and cost efficiency. The all-in-one package isdesigned to eliminate the need for rinsing, towel drying and lotion application.The thick, soft, disposable cloths are saturated with a gentle no-rinse cleanserand a moisturizing lotion. The cleansing solution contains an antimicrobialpreservative system that is designed to guarantee freshness. Available inpackages of four or eight that can be heated or cooled for patient comfort. www.pdcorp.com

Specialized Health Products, Inc.

TheLiftLoc Safety Infusion Set is designed to conform to the user's technique andreduces the risk of accidental needlestick injuries. The LiftLoc features anon-coring Huber needle, a capped Y site for needleless access and an optionalPatient Comfort Pad with each set. The LiftLoc is latex-free and the tubing isDEHP free. The low profile is designed to be easy to dress and convenient touse. (801) 298-3360 or www.shpi.com