Infection Control Today - 12/2003: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

December 1, 2003

Sandel Medical Industries, LLC

The Sandel Medical Correct Site Tattoo provides an easy way to mark the skinand comply with recent JCAHO and AORN recommendations for correct surgical-sitemarking. Patients can be correct sited several days in advance of surgery,and the tattoo will remain visible even after the patient has been prepped. Thetattoo is offered in two sizes and is latex free. Custom designs also areavailable. (866) 764-3327 or www.sandelmedical.com

Closure Medical Corp.

The ProPen and ProPen XL are new delivery systems for Dermabond Topical SkinAdhesive designed to provide physicians with greater precision application andcontrol of adhesive flow. The ProPen is a single-use device designed withinterchangeable tips that allows for fine-line delivery of adhesive for thosewound closures requiring precise application. The ProPen XL delivers twice theexpress volume as the ProPen for closing long surgical incisions. All Dermabondproducts are distributed by ETHICON, INC., a Johnson & Johnson company. Dermabond Topical Skin Adhesive is used to replace topical sutures or staplesin the fields of trauma, plastic and other surgeries, emergency medicine andpediatrics. The product acts as a barrier to microbial penetration, protectingagainst the two most common bacteria that cause infection, staphylococcus andpseudomonas. www.closuremed.com

IKEY

Ideal for use in healthcare environments, the SlimKey keyboard has beendesigned with infection control in mind. Featuring a sealed, industrial siliconerubber pad, the versatile unit can be wiped down with any hospital disinfectant.It is perfect for use in ORs, patient rooms, on carts, in ICUs and withretractable workstations. The SlimKey is ultra-thin and compact, measuring lessthan an inch in height. Additionally, the unit features a built-in HulaPointpointing device, eliminating the need for an external mouse. For low-lightsituations, the SlimKey offers the convenience of backlit keys. The SlimKey ishoused in a robust ABS polycarbonate case, making the unit lightweight andstrong. Its low-profile keys are particularly easy to wipe between, while thekeyboards unique elastomeric pad makes the SlimKey virtually silent to typeon. The SlimKey meets NEMA 4X industrial specifications, designating itcompletely dust, water and corrosive liquid proof. (800) 866-6506 orwww.ikey.com

Premier Marketing Intl. Inc.

The Protection Plus Instant Hand Sanitizer is formulated to be effectiveagainst 30 different microorganisms and kills 99.9 percent of pathogenicbacteria on contact. Built-in moisturizers and conditioners keep skin soft, evenafter repeated washings. It can even be used with or without water. ProtectionPlus is alcoholfree and non-flammable. (800) 771-8366

Safetec of America, Inc.

SaniZide Plus is a one-step, ready-to-use, hospitalgrade surfacedisinfectant, decontaminant, cleaner and deodorizer. SaniZide Plus is the firstEPA-registered, germicidal solution of its kind to kill tuberculosis, HIV, HBVand hepatitis C virus. The solution may be used on glass, ceramic, polyethylene,polypropylene, plastic, vinyl, rubber, metal and any hard surface. Thealcohol-free, noncorrosive formula is non-flammable. SaniZide Plus is availablein a variety of packaging options. (800) 456-7077 or www.safetec.com

Spectrum Surgical

The new and improved line of surgical instrument-cleaning brushes are nowproduced by using antimicrobial nylon bristles that are designed to resistbacterial growth and offer superior infection control properties. Spectrumoffers a full range of brushes with diameters measuring as small as 1mm and aslarge as 15mm, with lengths ranging from 8 inches to 31 inches. (800) 444-5644or www.spectrumsurgical.com