Edition: September 2010 - Vol 18 Number 09
Kimberly-Clark Professional’s new KIMTECH* One-Step Germicidal Wipe is the first EPA registered disinfecting wipe to kill C. difficile spores in 6 minutes, as well as a broad spectrum of 35 pathogens in times ranging from 30 seconds (MRSA, H1N1, VRE) to 6 minutes. The revolutionary chemistry combines the power of peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide with a unique, patent-pending basesheet treatment that keeps the active ingredients effective over time. The KIMTECH* One-Step Germicidal Wipe is pre-saturated and ready- to-use, so there’s no chance for dilution error. It’s also non-corrosive and won’t damage most surfaces. Call (888) 346-4652 for more information.
Roche Diagnostics Corp received 510(k) clearance from the FDA (Rockville, Md.) for the CoaguChek® XS Pro system. This point-of-care anticoagulation monitor features a built-in barcode reader that can automatically scan and capture operator and patient identification information. The barcode reader works in conjunction with the RALS®-Plus information management system to help save time and prevent errors that could occur from manually entering the information for PT/INR (blood clotting time) testing with patients on warfarin therapy.
Welch Allyn introduced light-emitting diode (LED) replacement lamps for its most popular otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes. The LED replacement lamps are tested to 30 times longer life than traditional halogen lamps and enable three times the examination time per single charge when used with Welch Allyn rechargeable handles. Welch Allyn LED lamp technology preserves the familiar feel of halogen lamps while virtually eliminating the need for replacement. The efficiency of LED lamps also results in lower temperature output which may increase comfort for both the patient and the caregiver. Welch Allyn LED lamps feature patented new SureColor™ technology, which provides consistent color output while light intensity is lowered to improve the view or increase patient comfort. The replaceable LED lamps will be available for use with the four most popular core diagnostic device platforms Welch Allyn offers – traditional otoscopes, MacroView™ otoscopes, traditional ophthalmoscopes, and PanOptic™ ophthalmoscopes. LED lamps are available as simple upgrade kits, providing a lamp, lamp removal tool and step-by-step instructions for replacement in a matter of seconds.
Midmark Corporation announced the launch of IQvitals™ and IQvitals™ PC automated vital signs devices. IQvitals is an automated vital signs device, based on the Windows® CE operating system, that measures noninvasive blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature. It features a full color touch screen with an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface including multiple dedicated, one-touch operating controls and a QWERTY keyboard for patient data entry. IQvitals is a lightweight, highly portable device with an internal battery that supports up to eight hours of operation before requiring recharge. It may be used as a standalone device or in conjunction with Midmark’s proprietary IQmanager™ software for digital data collection and management. IQvitals PC is a unique PC-based, automated vital signs device that measures noninvasive blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature. IQvitals PC optimizes both clinical and healthcare IT workflow efficiency by providing a tightly integrated digital diagnostics solution that is PC-based and designed to accommodate rapidly changing clinical and healthcare IT environments. USB and serial connectivity are standard for both the IQvitals and the IQvitals PC. Available accessories include a thermal printer, an integrated digital scale and a variety of stands, carts and wall mounts. Both IQvitals and IQvitals PC are available with a pulse oximetry option.
DUKAL introduces its Caliber™ line of Oil Emulsion Dressings. The combination of open mesh knitted fabric dressing with oil emulsion blend allows exudates to readily pass through without adhering to granulating tissue and reduces chances of skin maceration. Its durable construction will prevent shredding or unraveling when cut to size. Currently available in 3”x 3” and 3”x 8”, they are ideal for minor burns, minimal to heavy draining wounds, abrasions, lacerations, and surgical incisions.
Crosstex Sanitex Plus Disinfectant Wipes contain a unique synergized dual chain quaternary/alcohol broad spectrum germicidal solution. Sanitex Plus Wipes function as a hospital strength disinfectant, one-step cleaner and deodorizer. Sanitex Plus Wipes are biodegradable, non-staining, safe for use on stainless steel, glass, plastic, vinyl, plexiglas, lights, handpieces, stools, most upholsteries, non-critical medical instruments and do not leave a sticky residue when used as directed. They kill MRSA, HBV and HCV in two minutes. Active ingredients: Quaternary Ammonium & alcohol. Low alcohol content (14.85 percent) provides excellent cleaning with rapid TB kill. X-Large moist wipe is “fold-less” for immediate, easy use.