FDA clears first fully disposable duodenoscope, eliminating the potential for infections caused by ineffective reprocessing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared for marketing in the U.S. the first fully disposable duodenoscope. The EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope is intended to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct...

Webinar Addresses ‘Hot Topic’

The recent OR Today webinar “Human Factors and Quality Testing for Device Reprocessing” was sponsored by Healthmark and eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The 60-minute webinar featured Jahan...

Nihon Kohden Introduces First Subscription-Based Pricing for Patient Monitoring, Neurology Products

Nihon Kohden, a U.S. market leader in precision medical products and services, has launched subscription-based pricing models for its patient monitoring and neurology products, the first in the industry to take such a step. The pricing models help align costs with...

Nihon Kohden Launches Life Scope SVM-7200 Series

Nihon Kohden has announced the launch of its Life Scope SVM-7200 Series vital signs monitor, a monitor designed for outpatient facilities and beds that traditionally are not continuously monitored. The monitor allows health care practitioners to quickly and easily...

C Change Surgical SurgiSlush

The SurgiSlush system is an alternative, fully automated slush machine for the OR that eliminates the need for costly sterile slush drapes. It requires no additional cooling medium or re-sterilization of basins and other reusable components, providing a significant cost savings over other slush systems.

Sterile surgical slush is used therapeutically to reduce the organ’s need for oxygen and slow cellular damage to exposed organs or tissues, giving surgeons more time for treatment. It has applications in more than 400,000 cardiac, vascular, urologic, general and transplant surgical procedures annually in the U.S.

The SurgiSlush system requires no set-up; users create sterile slush inside sealed, secure sterile fluid containers so there is no exposure to slush drapes, open basins or the non-sterile environment prior to use. The slush can be produced when convenient and maintained for hours within the SurgiSlush or any refrigerator until needed. The mobile unit is non-sterile and can be positioned conveniently for use without taking up limited space in the sterile field.



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