Safety Product List D-F
Computer controlled local anesthesia delivery enhances the injection process for both the dentist and the patient. Safety products retract the needle after injection making it safe for dental professionals.
STA - Single tooth administration with SafetyWand; Milestone Scientific,www.milesci.com
Dental Anesthesia Syringe
Dental Anesthetic Syringes provide one-handed, single-use, disposable syringe injectors for the delivery of dental anesthetics.
A self-sealing septum allows access to the container's contents using nearly any brand oral syringe.
SealSafe; Andwin Scientific; www.dosecap.com
Safety Epidural Needles help anesthesiologists meet OSHA guidelines while taking care of the needs of patients.
Perifix® Safety Epidural Needle; B. Braun Medical Inc., www.bbraun.com
Epidural Continuous Infusion Trays
Safety epidural trays have safety components that keep clinicians safe from needlestick injury and bloodborne pathogen exposure.
Continuous Epidural Tray with Needle Safety; Smiths Medical, www.smiths-medical.com
Perifix® Safety Continuous Epidural Trays; B. Braun Medical Inc., www.bbraun.com
Evacuated Blood Tubes, Plastic
Glass evacuated blood tubes have been used for decades and they frequently break exposing clinicians to unnecessary risks. Plastic Evacuated Blood Tubes are available for a variety of tests.
MONOJECT™ CORVAC™ Red/Grey Mottled Stopper-Plastic Tube, Covidien;http://www.kendallsharpsafety.com/sharpsafety
Face shields protect the face from blood splash incidents.
Face-it Face Shields, Onyx Medical; http://www.onyxmedical.com/03-Face-Fog/06-FaceIt/index.html
Splash Shield Lite Disposable Face Shield; Unimed Midwest Medical;www.unimedmidwest.com
Fascia Closing Device
Accidental suture needlesticks are the leading cause of sharps injury in the operating room. Suture needlesticks have been reported at rates as high as one in every 18 surgical cases, placing surgeons and OR personnel at serious risk of life-threatening infections.
The SuturTek Fascia Closure Device; Suturtek Incorporated, www.suturtek.com
Finger Incision Devices
One method for blood collection when very little blood is needed is the finger-incision method. These products have a hidden blade that incises the skin to a controlled, standardized depth. The device creates a shallow incision in the finger which cuts more of the capillary bed without cutting too deeply thus allowing blood to flow freely for a high quality blood specimen.
Tenderlett® finger incision devices, International Technidyne Corporation (ITC),www.itcmed.com
This category features devices used to provide needlestick protection during gynecological and urological surgical procedures. These products facilitate suture placement and tissue dissection and can be used in surgical procedures of other specialties. They are radiopaque for identification during radiological studies.
Digicap; Marina Medical, www.marinamedical.com
When only small quantities of blood are needed for testing a small sample of blood can be obtained by means of a finger stick. A finger stick describes the process of puncturing or incising the skin with a small sharp blade. The blood is allowed to pool on the finger tip and a small capillary tube is placed against the blood where it is apirated up into the tube.
Microvette Capillary Blood Collection System, Multivette Capillary Blood Collection System; Sarstedt Inc., www.sarstedt.com
MiniCollect Capillary Collection System; Greiner Bio-One.,www.gbo.com/preanalytics
SAFE-T-FILL Capillary Blood Collection; RAM Scientific, www.ramsci.com
Unistik 3 safety lancets; Owen Mumford www.owenmumford.com
The CDC has recommended all health care providers, as well as those in training for healthcare professions, be vaccinated annually against influenza. It is important that institutions use safety syringes when administering flu shots to their employees.
BD SafetyGlide™ Syringe, BD Integra™ Flu Syringe with Retracting BD PrecisionGlide™ Needle; BD, www.bd.com
Flu Trays and Syringes; Terumo, www.terumotmp.com
Hypodermic Needle-Pro® Safety Flu Tray and needles; Smiths Medical, www.smiths-medical.com
MONOJECT™ Allergy Trays; Covidien, www.kendallsharpsafety.com
InviroSNAP! Safety Syringe Flu Trays Inviro Medical; www.inviromedical.com
VanishPoint® Flu Syringe Tray and syringes; Retractable Technologies Inc.,www.vanishpoint.com