‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

Action Expands Into Fluid Waste Management

drymax2-300x213Launched in April under the Action umbrella of OR-focused offerings is the DryMax line of fluid management absorbent floor mats. Ensure a safe work environment with easy clean up, single-use mats. All four styles keep floors dry, protect staff, compliment different working conditions and can conserve resource consumption for items such as linens and labor.

The company offers the following four options:

• 2.4 Superabsorbent Mat – Small footprint, low profile design with max capacity of 9 L of water or 3.5 L of NaCl. Dual-side absorption in convenient, fit anywhere size.

• Triple Superabsorbent Mat – 3-segment, table-length design offers maximum coverage and capacity, absorbs 15 L of water or 6 L of NaCl. Create a flexible fluid barrier for troubled areas.

• CombiMat – Totally unique hybrid of anti-skid mat with superabsorbent “splash guard” that can easily fold to protect feet or equipment. Max capacity 15 L of water and 7 L of NaCl.

• XL Absorbent Mat – Anti-skid design ideal for standing/stools with single-side absorbtion.

“Action has always been supportive of the perioperative nurses and these products protect them from slips and falls, as well as decreases clean-up and turn-over times,” says Rick Olin, National OR Sales Manager of Action Products Inc.-Medical Products Group.

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