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‘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,...

Product Focus: Surgical Gloves

Signature Glide surgical gloves

Medline’s Signature Glide gloves feature an inner gel coating made from hydrophilic synthetic polymer, which allows hands to glide into the glove wet or dry. The translucent color provides contrast when double gloving according to AORN recommendations. The smooth, glide finish exterior provides exceptional control and tactile sensitivity. The gloves are low-protein and meet or exceed FDA requirements for pinholes, tears, tensile strength and elongation. The gloves feature anatomical former design that replicates the natural hand shape and a reinforced cuff to reduce roll-down and tearing.

Micro-Touch Surgical Glove

micro touch surgical glove

The Ansell Micro-Touch powdered latex surgical glove has very low levels of protein content to minimize the risk of latex allergies. The glove, made of white natural rubber latex, features an anti-slip bisque finish to improve grip and inverted, beaded cuff to minimize slipping.

B. Braun Vasco OP free surgical gloves
Vasco-OPfree

B. Braun’s Vasco OP free sterile surgical gloves are latex-free and powder-free. Made of synthetic polyisoprene, the gloves are suited for surgical procedures in particular where the allergenic impacts of natural rubber must be avoided. Special washing procedures and a net-like inner lining structure are assist with easy donning in single and double gloving. The beaded conical cuff provides a safe border to the gown and adjusted fit on the wrist, while the ergonomic design minimizes hand fatigue. The special friction factor (sliding over polished metal surface) of the Vasco surgical gloves allows both dry and wet grip performance and high acceptance in surgery, the company says.

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