You can put all your personal protective equipment into one easy-to-access location with this portable dispensing system from Kimberly-Clark Health Care. The PPE Dispensing System, priced at less than $1,000, is designed to hold gowns, procedure masks, visor masks, exam gloves and hand sanitizer. The system keeps the spring-loaded dispensing boxes separate to prevent risk of contamination. The system's two modules can be detached so the dispensing unit can be mounted on the wall while the storage unit is put in an out-of-the-way location. For more information, call (800) 528-5591, visit www.kchealthcare.com/ppe or circle 167 on your Reader Service Card.
Don't worry about losing power with this generator system
OR staffers have enough to worry about without thinking about power outages. MediProducts' Reassurance Backup Power System provides a source of energy that can get the team through a procedure without interruption if the lights go out. Each system will satisfy ASC accreditation requirements for backup power and some configurations are specialized for endoscopic suites.
Price varies by a facility's needs; the manufacturer offers free power requirement evaluations. For more information, call (800) 765-3237, visit www.mediproducts.net or circle 169 on your Reader Service Card.
Keep your OR floors clear with this wireless footswitch
OR staffers who are worried about tripping over footswitch cords can rest assured when they use Linemaster Switch Corporation's Infrared Wireless Footswitch. According to the manufacturer, this footswitch uses non-line-of-sight infrared technology with a range of up to 40 feet. The switch has five functions and its transmitter has a 200-hour battery life.
Pricing starts at $850. For more information, call (860) 974-1000, visit www.linemaster.com or circle 168 on your Reader Service Card.
Get the performance of natural rubber latex without allergy risk
Derma Prene IsoTouch surgical gloves are powder-free non-latex gloves made from synthetic polyisoprene, which Ansell Healthcare says gives them the performance of natural rubber latex without the risk of natural rubber sensitization. They are light green so staff knows at a glance that they are appropriate for those with a latex allergy or sensitive skin. The gloves won't roll down the sleeve during use and are strong enough to provide a protective barrier for most OR uses.
A case of 200 costs $480. For more information, call (860) 952-9916, visit www.ansellhealthcare.com or circle 170 on your Reader Service Card.
Bright light, low heat
Berchtold USA's high intensity discharge (HID) light provides the brightness a surgeon needs with minimal emitted heat. In total, the Chromophare X66 offers 160,000 lux of maximum intensity from only a 70W commercially available halogen bulb. The result is a cool white light from a stable source that's easy to replace when it burns out. The Chromophare X66 costs $27,000 for a single configuration and $45,000 for a double configuration. For more information, call (800) 243-5135, visit www.berchtoldusa.com or circle 171 on your Reader Service Card.
Identify medications quickly and accurately
These thermal Liquidose labels are available for both direct thermal and thermal transfer printers. Medi-Dose/EPS recommends using a using a Zebra LP2844 printer for best print quality. Each label is 1 inch by 3 inches and has a 7/8-inch diameter circular label so you can easily identify the medication by simply looking at the caps of labeled bottles. The labels $20 to $30 per thousand, depending on type and configuration. For more information, call (800) 523-8966, visit www.medidose.com or circle 173 on your Reader Service Card.
Aseptic IV administration set storage solution that can be swabbed and reused
The PadLock Set Saver provides a seal that, when used after administration, can prevent contamination when it's not being used for an infusion. This effectively replaces the need for sterile single-user caps because it attaches directly to the IV administration set. Baxa Corporation declined to disclose the price. For more information, call (800) 567-BAXA, visit www.baxa.com or circle 172 on your Reader Service Card.
An easy test for detecting leaks in laparoscopic instruments
Little tears and cracks in the tubes and handles of laparoscopic instruments are hard to spot with the naked eye. By plugging Spectrum Surgical Instruments' continuity tester into a nine-volt battery, you can perform a short-circuit test on laparoscopic instruments to ensure they are free of potentially dangerous leaks. This tester is reusable and comes with a carrying case for storage. The manufacturer declined to disclose the price. For more information, call (800) 444-5644, visit www.spectrumsurgical.com or circle 174 on your Reader Service Card.