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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- NDS Surgical Imaging announced its expansion into the surgery-related infection control market at the 54th Annual Congress of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Congress held in Orlando, Fla. Last month. The new business expansion addresses infection control needs by introducing next-generation hospital grade disinfectants and barrier protection solutions.
With hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on the rise, including methicillin-reistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the need to maintain a safe surgical environment has never been more critical. All clinical personnel must constantly monitor their own movements and practices, those of others, and the status of the overall field to prevent inadvertent breaches in the sterile environment. Any lapse in procedures to prevent contamination can place the patient and clinical staff at high risk as well as expose hospitals to liability and cost burdens. NDS Surgical Imaging is focused primarily on reducing the incidence and costs of Surgical-Site Infections (SSI) at the point-of-care.
While autoclaves can be used to sterilize surgical instruments, associated OR equipment such as imaging and video processing equipment, tables, carts, and C-arms must be disinfected after each patient use, says Dhiraj Carumbaya, vice president of marketing at NDS. We are addressing cross-contamination risks with innovative infection control products that help maintain a safer environment for the patient and clinical teams, increase OR efficiencies and reduce costs associated with HAIs.
OR-Cleanse and Steri-Wipe are simple to use, next generation disinfectant products designed for hard, non-porous surfaces of surgical and imaging equipment. They feature 50 seconds TB kill time and are designed to offer10 times faster kill times than other products for other pathogens. With no carcinogens or hormone-disrupting chemicals (NPEs), these environmentally friendly products are safe for OR equipment and clinical teams. Sterile-Touch screens provide effective barrier protection against microbial transmission derived from medical imaging equipment at the point-of-care. They are designed specifically for visualization devices that require constant contact with clinicians.
Source: NDS Surgical Imaging, LLC