Infection Control Today

JUN 2019

ICT delivers to infection preventionists & their colleagues in the operating room, sterile processing/central sterile, environmental services & materials management, timely & relevant news, trends & information impacting the profession & the industry

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30 ICT June 2019 Double-Ended Acetabular Brushes Healthmark Industries announces the addition of the Double-Ended Acetabular Reamer Brush to its ProSys™ Instrument Care product line. This brush, manufactured for cleaning acetabular reamers, is de-signed with a latex-free thermo-plastic handle and bristles. Equipped with durable rigid brush fbers that assist with debris removal, the reus-able double-ended brush allows healthcare workers to clean inside acetabular reamers and individual cutting holes. or (800) 521-6224 C-PULL with Micrillon® UMF Corporation introduces the C-PULL for healthcare privacy curtains, the first product in the company's Micrillon® line. Additionally, Phoenix Textile Corporation has added C-PULL to its portfolio of healthcare solutions. The C-PULL with Micrillon provides built-in, rechargeable anti-microbial product protection against bacteria, fungi and viruses, with the entire surface able to bond with chlorine molecules. It is ideal for use in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Hospital privacy curtains are frequently and rapidly contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. New research from the University of Michigan Medical Center shows that contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is a common problem and could be a source of disease trans-mission to patients. In a six-month study, 22 percent of cultures taken from privacy curtains tested positive for MDROs; another study found that 42 percent of privacy curtains were contaminated with VRE, 22 percent with MRSA and 4 percent with C. diff. The C-PULL, which is durable, sustainable and shatter-proof, adapts easily to daily patient room processing, delivering environmental services and infection prevention process improvement. It is designed for all reusable and disposable cur tains and eliminates hand-to-curtain contamination. The C-PULL achieves maximum recharge when cleaned and disinfec ted using a hypochlorous (HOCL)-based disinfectant. InstruSafe XL Transport Container InstruSafe® by Summit Medical in-troduces the new InstruSafe® XL Transport Container — the frst and only container of its size on the market — designed to accommodate da Vinci¬® SP™, Xi™ Scopes, EndoWrist® and other long laparoscopic surgical instruments. The XL Transport Container extends Summit Medical's leadership in manufacturing InstruSafe Instrument Protection Trays that are custom designed to protect virtually any surgical instrumentation from the sterile processing to the operating room. With InstruSafe's XL Transport Container, the cleaning process for da Vinci and other laparoscopic instruments can now start in the operating room for more effcient and safe reprocessing and transport. The large, horizontal container features an inner gasket, lid and four silicone latches to reduce spills, and a drain to accommodate soiled liquid removal. InstruSafe® Instrument Protection Trays organize and protect virtually any surgical instrumentation set. InstruSafe collaborates with customers to design fully customized trays uniquely tailored to house specifc instrument sets. InstruSafe trays have undergone rigorous testing before receiving multiple FDA 510(k) clearances for various cycles. product locator

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