Edition: August 2005 - Vol 13 Number 08
PDI’s Chlorhexidine gluconate swabs
PDI’s new Chlorascrub features 3.15 percent chlorhexidine gluconate and 70 percent isopropyl alcohol, the most precise, effective level of CHG available for healthcare professionals. PDI, the leading supplier of pre-moistened wipes for infection control and prevention, is the first and only company to offer chlorhexidine gluconate in swab and swabstick delivery systems to address customer demand for ease of use and affordability.
New package design for PRO•PORTION
Sultan Chemists is introducing a new, more convenient package design for its PRO•PORTION Ultrasonic Cleaning Solutions. The new design features an easy-to-dispense box, easy-to-open and pour packets, stronger foil packs to prevent leaking and an updated look. PRO•PORTION Ultrasonic Cleaning Solutions are super-concentrated, ready-to-use 1-ounce packets for your ultrasonic cleaning needs. Available in three formulations, PRO•PORTION General Purpose Cleaning Solution, PRO•PORTION Enzymatic Cleaning Solution and PRO•PORTION Tartar and Stain Remover.
FlashCast printed fiberglass-free cast tape
BSN medical offers the world’s only printed cast tape, FlashCast Elite printed fiberglass-free cast tape. FlashCast Elite is available through BSN medical and your local distributor in both 2-inch and 3-inch sizes. Lively and vibrant prints include stars and stripes, camouflage and other seasonal varieties. The product offers clear radiograph viewing and is a latex-free, polyester rigid cast tape.
Wrist splint with abducted thumb
Sroufe Healthcare Products introduces the Universal Wrist Splint with abducted thumb. The splint with abducted thumb has universal sizing to fit left and right wrists. The abducted thumb keeps the thumb immobilized and draws it away from the fingers so that they can still move freely. Other features include a nylon outer fabric, a moisture-wicking inner lining and breathable foam padding. Removable and malleable metal palm and thumb stays provide support and fit.
QLICKSMART for scalpel blade removal
QLICKSMART is an OSHA-compliant, safe alternative to conventional scalpel blade removal. It consists of a flask and a bracket that can be fixed to a table, a wall or a trolley. The scalpel handle and blade are inserted into the slot in the flask and advanced until the “click” is heard. The handle is withdrawn, and the blade is removed.
QLICKSMART can be used in hospitals, general practice, podiatry/chiropody, design studios, education, veterinary, dental, mortuaries and pathology and forensic medicine labs.
Updated PCR-based tests for HIV-1 and Hepatitis C virus
Roche Diagnostics received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its HIV-1 molecular diagnostic test system. The updated system, the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS AMPLICOR HIV-1 MONITOR test, version 1.5, is the first PCR-based test offering fully automated specimen preparation followed by fully automated amplification and quantification of the HIV-1 RNA for viral load monitoring. The key innovation in these upgraded products is the automation of specimen preparation using the COBAS AmpliPrep Instrument.