Archives for August 2013

The Benefits Of Using A Disposable Tourniquet

Tourniquets are used in a wide variety of medical applications. For a medical facility, single-use, latex-free tourniquets are commonly used for phlebotomy and intravenous infusions.

As we know, in hospitals and doctors’ offices blood samples are regularly taken from a patient’s arm to for further testing reasons. Medical personnel will wrap a tourniquet around the patient’s upper arm to make it easier to draw blood by inserting a needle or syringe into the patient’s vein.

A constant problem is that medical facilities are reusing tourniquets on multiple patients, which is leading to the spread of infection. The solution to this problem is using disposable, single-use tourniquets to reduce the risk of patient infection or contamination. Especially in the medical setting, it’s easy to spread infection and contamination among patients when disposable products are not used.

Disposable tourniquets are also a cost-effective alternative compared to reusable tourniquets. Many disposable tourniquets are latex-free, designed with patients with latex allergies in mind. Our X-Tourn Tourniquets are disposable with a pre-notched strip for easy access. These particular tourniquets are available in blue, green, pink and purple.

In the medical settings, it is fairly easy to spread infection and disease, by using disposable products it will likely prevent infection among patients and staff. Many medical applications can greatly benefit from using disposable tourniquets. If you have any questions or comments regarding disposable tourniquets, please let us know in the comment box below!

Whiteboard Wednesday: 3 Ways To Keep Your Laser Glasses Safe

Today’s Whiteboard Wednesday topic highlights 3 ways to keep laser safety glasses safe. By taking care of your laser glasses, it will allow you to prolong the life of your glasses. Keeping your laser safety glasses safe and properly stored is important for any hospital, research lab or medical facility. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know below.

 

 

Coming In September To Whiteboard Wednesdays

Exciting news! Coming in September our Whiteboard Wednesday videos will focus on x-ray aprons. We receive a lot of questions regarding our x-ray aprons, whether it’s about sizing, protection level, care and maintenance or our wide variety of styles.

Each video with address a specific topic that will hopefully answer most of your questions. When it comes to radiation protection, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and patients with durable, high-quality x-ray aprons. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a message below!

Whiteboard Wednesday: Laser Glasses Style & Functionality

This week’s Whiteboard Wednesday video focuses on laser safety glasses in regards to style and functionality. In this video we highlight a few common styles of laser glasses and functionality. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the box below!

 

 

 

How To Prevent A Slippery Operating Room Floor

Have you worked in an operating room where the floor becomes wet and slippery throughout the procedure? Are you using blankets and non-absorbent cloths to clean up the mess? We’ve found the perfect solution for you. The absorbent surgical mats will create a safe and dry operating room floor.

The operating room can often become messy. Spills and various liquids on the floor is actually a very common scenario. Many will use a blanket to quickly clean but this can lead to problems such as:

  • Liquids leak and drip all over the floor due to the inability of the blanket to absorb liquid.
  • Blankets will cost time and money and will need to be laundered every time.
  • Blankets can be easily tripped over creating a hazardous environment.

The absorbent surgical mats are the solution. These super-absorbent surgical mats have 8 layers and absorbs up to 10 times its own weight in fluids, without leaking back into the floor. The grippy mats are disposable, for easy and quick disposal. The mats lie flat on the floor to prevent tripping over gathered blankets and allows carts to easily move on it.

The surgical mat is available in a pad style or roll style. The pad option is pre-cut, making it easy to get and can be folded for storage purposes. The roll option allows you to use the exact amount needed and can also be easily stored as well. Surgical absorbent mats are an excellent solution for slippery operating room floors. If you have any questions or comments, please leave a message below.

Whiteboard Wednesday: Visible Light Transmission (VLT)

This Whiteboard Wednesday video touches upon visible light transmission (VLT) in regards to laser safety glasses. In this video we provide a comparison between CO2 Erbium laser glasses and Dye laser glasses on our whiteboard.

If you have any questions or want to leave a comment, post a message below.

New Partnership With New Pig

We recently partnered up with New Pig! New products from this manufacturer include surgical absorbent mat pads and surgical floor skimmers for keeping the operating room clean.

We were excited to team up with New Pig for many reasons. New Pig manufacturers a wide selection of spill control and handling products. Their high-quality surgical mats are a perfect addition to our operating room category.

New Pig has been in business for over 27 years and they continue to bring new and innovative products and solutions to keep the operating room sanitary, safe and efficient. If you have any comments or questions regarding our new partnership with New Pig, please leave a message below!

How Surgeons Stay Cool In The Operating Room

The pressure of performing surgery in the operating room can easily increase someone’s body temperature. In addition, surgeons and medical staff members are often dressed in layers of protective gear such as scrubs, gowns, lead aprons, etc. With this combination it is very easy for medical professionals to become overheated in the operating room.

Surgeon cooling systems are ideal for keeping medical professionals cool in the OR. A typical cooling system includes a cooling vest and a surgeon will wear this vest during procedures. The system delivers temperature controlled cooled water to the cooling vest (CoolVest). Cooling vests are available in various sizes and styles such as hooded, mid-waist and disposable vests. Medical professionals will be able to wear these vests throughout entire procedures due to their lightweight and comfortable fit. The CoolVest is made with hospital-grade ventilated nylon for maximum level cooling. It’s recommended that the CoolVest be worn over scrubs and under protective gowns or lead aprons.

A cooling vest is hooked up to a premium UL listed cooler using a water supply hose. This cooler maintains a small profile, to allow your operating room to maintain organization.

Anyone working in the operating room can wear a surgeon cooling vest. This includes surgeons, nurses, techs, anesthesiologists, etc. It’s important to be able to provide the highest level of comfort possible for medical professionals during long shifts. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know below!

Whiteboard Wednesday: Laser Wavelength And Optical Density

Our first Whiteboard Wednesday discussion is about selecting laser safety glasses in reference to laser wavelength range and optical density. Throughout this video we illustrate an example of our diode laser safety glasses on our whiteboard.

 

It’s important to understand the wavelength and optical density when selecting your next pair of laser glasses! If you have any questions or comments, let us know below.

Wednesdays Just Got A Little Better…

Did you hear the news? We’ve been working hard to launch a new video segment series called Whiteboard Wednesdays!

Each Wednesday going forward we will be covering important medical-industry related topics, straight from our whiteboard. These video segments will be posted on our YouTube channel every Wednesday, starting this week!

To find out what we have in store for our first Whiteboard Wednesday, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.  If you have any questions or comments, let us know in the comment box below!