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...

Innovative Medical Products Unveils Estape TrenMax

Innovative Medical Products has announced the Estape TrenMax positioning system that provides OR staff an alternative to foam-based solutions and a more secure way to position patients for Trendelenburg surgical procedures. The new system was displayed at the 2016 AORN Conference and Expo.


estape-trenmaxThe key component of the TrenMax Positioning System is IMP’s proprietary Phase 4 adhesive gel pad. Combined with other TrenMax anchoring mechanisms, the sticky pad, positioned on top of the system’s base pad, prevents patients from moving or sliding off the OR table. For maximum stability and patient safety, the TrenMax system also includes: eight straps, four on each side, extending from the base pad to lock the pad into place on the OR table rails; strips of hook material for attaching the gel pad to the base pad for superior holding power; four patent-pending clamps that tightly secure the base pad straps affixed to the OR table; and a simply designed strap arrangement for holding patients’ arms securely at their sides during surgery. This last component allows access for leads and IVs.

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