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Posts from Month: August 2013

Anoscopes: Reusable vs. Single-Use

Gastroenterologists, General Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons, even doctors at urgent care centers are now performing anoscopy procedures in their medical offices. The procedure is fairly simple and requires little if any preparation. The patient may experience some discomfort, but the procedure is generally considered painless and requires anesthetic in only rare situations. The only real major…

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Cross-contamination; are single-use devices the solution?

Cross-contamination is a real and dangerous problem in the healthcare field, especially in high-traffic areas like emergency departments. Studies have indicated a variety of concerns about, and solutions for, cross-contamination issues in healthcare settings. Some of the most common high-risk areas are medical surfaces and devices which come in contact with broken skin, soft tissue…

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