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Safety Debridement

Safety Debridement Kits assist in the removal of dead, contaminated or adherent tissue from a wound site.  Some kits contact safety components to minimize sharps injuries.

 

Scalpels, Retractable

Retractable scalpel blades allow the clinician to slide the blade into a safe position prior to passing it.

·         Allegiance® Retractable Safety Scalpels; Cardinal, www.cardianal.com

  • Bard-Parker SafetyLock Disposable Scalpel; BD, www.bd.com  

  • Canica Safety Scalpel Handle; Canica Design, www.canica.com  

  • DeRoyal Safety Scalpel with retractable blade; DeRoyal, www.deroyal.com  

  • DIAMATRIX Surgical Steel E-Series Trapezoid blade; Diamatrix Ltd. Inc.,www.diamatrix.com

  • Futura Safety Scalpel-retractable scalpel, Hypoguard  Futura™ safety scalpels; Futura Medical Corp., www.futuramedical.com

  • Futura Safety Scalpel-retractable scalpel, Merit Medical; www.merit.com

  • Surgeon brand Retractable Safety Scalpel with Steadfast Disposal Lock; Jai Surgical,www.jaisurgicals.com

 

Scalpels, Shielded

After use of the scalpel blade, a button slide is used to push a shield on top of the blade rendering it safe to pass or move into a neutral or safe transfer zone.

 

Scalpels, Weighted

One of the most frequent complaints about safety scalpels is that they lack the feel and weight of a standard scalpel. Since doctors make their living by being able to feel the blade as they make an incision, some manufacturers have produced safety scalpels that are weighted to feel like a conventional scalpel.

 

Scalpel Blade Remover

Removal of scalpel blades by hand is a practice that increases exposure to bloodborne and contact pathogens and oftentimes leads to percutaneous injury.   New methods of removing a scalpel blade from its holder will prevent these sharps injuries from occurring.

 

Scalpel Holder

Scalpel holder's provide protection from accidental sharps injuries by holding the scalpel in a safe position preventing accidental cuts or sticks.

  • Scalpel Holder Sharps Safety Device; Xodus Medical, xodusmedical.com

  • Sharps Safety Station; Medegen Medical, www.medegen.net

  • Scalpel Shield; Advanced Medical Innovations; www.amiwelisten.com

  • Sharps Safety Station Needle Counter Box; Advanced Medical Innovations;www.amiwelisten.com

  • Neutral Sharps Passing Tray; Advanced Medical Innovations; www.amiwelisten.com

 

Scalpel Handle, Protective Safety

One of the newest categories of safety products, the protective safety scalpel handles allow clinician to use choice of scalpel blade and has the same weight and feel as a conventional scalpel blade and yet covers up the blade after each use.

 

Scalpel Handle, Safety Reusable Metal

Some of the newer safety scalpel systems provide innovative methods to remove the scalpel blade without risking sharps injury.

 

Segment Sampling Devices

After receiving donated blood, blood bank personnel routinely will take a syringe and needle to obtain a fluid sample from the small tubing so they can create a cell suspension.  Needlestick injuries routinely occur during this process.  Newer technologies are present that can access the blood without compromising the safety of the clinician.

 

Self-sealing Capillary Tubes

Conventional capillary tubes have to be pushed into clay to seal the send of the tube. FDA, NIOSH and OSHA all recommend products that use a method of sealing that does not require manually pushing one end of the tube into putty to form a plug. Products in this category do not require a clay plug.

  • SAFECAP® Self-Sealing Microhematocrit Capillary Tubes with SAFEWRAP; SAFE-TEC Clinical Products Inc., www.safe-tecinc.com

 

Serum Dispenser

Prevent spillage and increase personal safety. Serum dispensers fit all standard 13mm blood collection tubes. A small opening allows dispensing of serum in a drop-like fashion. They replace the rubber stopper and permit easy sampling without the hazards associated with open tube use.

 

Sharps Containers, Dialysis

Clinicians in a dialysis deparment have unique sharps safety needs and need to be able to accomodate small and large sharps, including fistula needles.

 

Sharps Containers, Disposable

Numerous areas in healthcare need to have a sharps collectors that meet their specific needs. The most commonly used sharps containers are disposable in nature, that is, they should be disposed of when they are three quarters full.

  • Patient Room System, Phlebotomy & Multi-Use Containers, Wall Cabinet System, Large Volume & Chemotherapy Containers, Brackets and accessories; Bemis Healthcare, www.bemishealthcare.com

  • BD Next Generation In-Room Sharps Collector; BD, www.bd.com

  • Complete In-room System; Health Care Logistics Inc., www.healthcarelogistics.com

  • Sharps Disposal Containers; Greiner Bio- One, www.gbo.com/preanalytics

  • EPS Sharps Disposal; Medidose Inc., www.medidose.com

  • GatorGuard Sharps Disposal Containers, SharpStar Sharps Disposal Containers, RENEWABLES™ Sharps Disposal Containers manufactured using recycled plastics,GATORGUARD™ In-Patient Room Sharps Containers,IN-ROOM™ System with Always-Open Lids,IN-ROOM™ System with Mailbox-Style Lids, IN-ROOM™ System with SHARPSTAR™ Counterbalance Door,IN-ROOM™ System with SHARPSTAR™ Lift Assisted Lid, SHARPS-A-GATOR™ Tortuous Path Sharp Containers, SHARPSTAR™ IV 3 & 4 Gallon Sharps Container with SHARPSTAR™ Counterbalance Door,Horizontal-Drop Opening Lids, MONOJECT™ Sharps Containers, Multi-Purpose Sharps Container, SHARPS-A-GATOR™ Sharps Collection & Disposal Systems, ENVIROSTAR™ non-infectious waste sharps disposal container ; Covidien, www.kendallsharpsafety.com

  • Multi-Safe Disposal Box; Sarstedt, www.sarstedt.com

  • Sharps Secure® sharps collection system for public restrooms;Sharps Compliance Inc., www.sharpsinc.com

 

Sharps Containers, Large Volume

Healthcare workers and others need to be able to use a sharps disposal container to place needles and other sharps into as mandated by law.  Large products such as endoscopic instruments need a safe place for disposal. 

 

Sharps Containers, Mail-back

Mail-Back sharps containers help to provide a safe, cost-effective method of containment and disposal of medical waste for many light users of sharps including home health care, dental and physician offices, satellite healthcare facilities, health clubs, and hotels.  Simply put the sharps into the container, seal it up, and ship it! Over 8 million people use needles and syringes to manage medical conditions at home each year.  Home-generated needles and other sharps thrown into household waste present a great risk to sanitation and sewage treatment workers, janitors, housekeepers, children – even pets. Some municipalities are now setting laws into place to govern home sharps disposal. A Mail-back sharps container helps meet these requirements.  Once the container is full it is shipped to a manufacturer that destroys the sharps container and its contents.

 

 

Sharps Containers, Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical and oncology departments have some specific needs for sharps safety and must meet regulations for pharmaceutical waste. According to CDC/NIOSH, as many as one-third of all sharps injuries are related to the disposal process. Sharps disposal systems that meet certain criteria can help reduce the risk of sharps injury.

Sharps Containers, Reusable

Rather than disposing of a sharps container when it is filled, some organizations use a reusable sharps disposal container. Each time a reusable sharps disposal container is returned to service after reprocessing, the user facility should confirm that it meets its original performance elements. In addition, reusable sharps disposal containers should be rendered free of infectious organisms and infectious material each time they are reprocessed and before they are returned to service.

 

Sharps Securing Device

There are times when an integrated safety needle is not available for a specific need. During times like this, it is important to provide sharp securement.

 

Shielded Syringe

A shielded syringe provides protection to healthcare workers by providing a shield  that covers the needle and is locked into place preventing reuse of the syringe.

  • MONOJECT™ 3mL Safety Syringe, MONOJECT™ 6mL Safety Syringe, MONOJECT™ 12mL Safety Syringe; Covidien, www.kendallsharpsafety.com/sharpsafety

  • Gettig Guard Safety Syringe; Gettig Pharmacuetical Instrument Company; www.gettig.com

 

Slide Preparation - Blood Dispenser

After collecting blood, it is necessary to remove the stopper of a tube of blood when making a smear on a microscope slide. New technologies eliminate the need to remove the stopper of a tube of blood when making a smear. This eliminates the potential of a hazardous release of airborne pathogens.

 

Skin Stapler, Non-metal

After using metal skin staples to close an incision or laceration the metal staples had to be removed post-operatively creating accidental sharps injury opportunities.  New skin closure technologies exist where an absorbable skin staple is used that has the rapid closure times associated with metal skin staplers, while eliminating the need for metal staple removal post-operatively.

  • INSORB®| 20 Subcuticular Skin Stapler; Incisive Surgical, www.insorb.com

 

Skin Stapler Remover

Disposable skin staple removers are designed to provide fast and easy removal of surgical skin staples while protecting the hands of the clinician.

 

Solidification Products

It has been recommend from OSHA that healthcare workers take all possible precautions from direct exposure to infectious liquids. Solidification products absorb and encapsulate blood, vomit, or any fluid with at least 6% water content.

 

Spinal Trays

Safety-engineered spinal trays have components that make procedures safer for anesthesia personnel by providing safety products to minimize the risk of sharps injuries or bloodborne pathogen exposure.

 

Splash Prevention

 

Splash Protection

There are times when there is a need to sheild a clinician from aerosol sprays and splashes of biological fluids.  Plastic shields are available to act as a transparent barrier to biohazard splashes, aerosols and sprays for healthcare professionals and lab technicians.

 

Staple Remover

 

Sternum Closing Device

Closing the sternum manually places risk on the patient for inadvertent puncture injuries to the heart, lungs, and underlying vasculature. Newer technologies can reduce these risks as well as the risk of sternal bleeding and make it easier to close the sternum.

 

Strainers

Rather than reach by hand into a container contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious material, a strainer can be used to pick up products.

 

Striped Syringe for Labeling Safety

Write-on stripes provide an easy means to label a syringe. This protects patients by helping to reduce medication labeling errors.

 

Suction Canister System/Fluid Waste Management System

In one study it was found that about 40 percent of the infectious waste from hospital operating rooms is suction canister waste. Suction canisters hold body fluids and saline solution that are suctioned out of a patient by an aspirator during surgical procedures and patient care. Newer technologies provide safety methods of the disposal of suction canister contents.

  • Vac-U-Port™/Vac-U-Station™, Quick-Drain™ Liquid Infectious Waste Management System; Bemis, www.bemishealthcare.com

  • Res-Q-Vac Airway Suction System; ReproMed Systems, Inc; www.repro-med.com

  • Bemis Quick-Drain™ Liquid Infectious Waste Management System, Quick-Fit Suction Liners; Bemis Hi-Flow and Hydrophobic Suction Canisters, Bemis Healthcare;www.bemishealthcare.com

 

Surgical Clippers

Pre-operative hair removal used to mean shaving the surgical site prior to procedures. It is now recommended by AORN and CDC that the area NOT be shaved but that it should be clipped if necessary.  This pre-operative hair removal using surgical clippers offers many benefits over razors including a higher quality of care and improved comfort for patients. It will also lower infection rates which should make both patients and hospital administrators happy.

 

Surgical Floor Aspirator

During a surgical procedure towels or mats are placed on the floor to absorb and clean up body fluids.  Newer technologies are avaialbe that can eliminate this by aspirating the fluids into a container.

 

Surgical Instrument Organizer Products

Sharp injury potential can be miniminzed when the surgical instruments are organized with their tips away from the practitioner. Products are available to help surgical staff better organize sharps instruments.