Italians Share Novel Operating Room Research Using UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer

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Hensler Bone Press Receives CE Certification

Hensler Surgical Technologies has announced its newly obtained CE mark for the Hensler Bone Press (HBP).

Healthmark Offers New Anti-Fatigue Mat

Healthmark Industries has introduced an Anti-Fatigue Mat to its Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) product line.

Operating Tables

This month, OR Today explores current trends in operating tables.


The TruSystem 7000 features lighter weight components, intuitive controls and easy set-up with a basic configuration. The table’s expandability, with optional components, minimizes the need for additional specialty tables.

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The 5085 SRT is a crossover table that slides, rotates and transports patients throughout the perioperative area and is the only surgical table cleared by the FDA for patient transport, according to the company. A drive wheel allows one caregiver to safely transport a patient from pre-op to OR to post-op without red-zone gurneys or trolleys. In pivot mode, the drive wheel locks and rotates 360 degrees, without support posts or weight calculations. An intuitive hand control with an LCD window telegraphs table-positioning data and allows one-touch patient posturing. The four-section tabletop articulates to a variety of patient postures. The 5085 table can be upgraded to the SRT at any time by adding the drive wheel and head section. Both tables are configured to enable ACT (Advanced Control Technology) software and are compatible with previously purchased STERIS accessories.


The Volante V500 surgical table is the newest offering from Nuvo Surgical. It is a cost-effective alternative to other tables, and is the lightest-capacity table offered by Nuvo. The table has a 500 pound patient weight capacity, and can be controlled by hand control or optional foot control, with a 180-degree rotating top. The table has a full-length radiolucent top, offset cylindrical column for imaging access, standard back-up battery, auto-leveling brake system, 12-inch horizontal slide and an optional traction bar assembly. All models of the Volante line can accommodate many specialty procedures, the company says. The Nuvo shoulder chair, as well as a full line of attachments, are available.



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