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7 Benefits of Individually Wrapped Surgical and Medical Tools

7 Benefits of Individually Wrapped Surgical and Medical Tools

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 30, 2020 /

Purchasing medical equipment involves a number of decisions. What brand? What material? How will it be cleaned and sanitized? Individually wrapped surgical and medical tools is a growing trend. The single-use products can be discarded after being used, ensuring that it’s being used with only one patient. Choosing tools that are individually wrapped offers a…

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How Lighted Retractors Benefit Pacemaker and ICD Implantation

How Lighted Retractors Benefit Pacemaker and ICD Implantation

By Kelly Ottaviano / March 19, 2020 /

Any time a human body undergoes surgery, there are considerable risks to the patient, the surgeons, and staff. Even relatively simple procedures like a pacemaker or ICD implantation bring concerns of visibility and sterility. Thus, obp is here to help. With this article, we’ll look at the risks of pacemaker and ICD implantation procedures and explain…

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3 Lighting Issues That Become Major Hospital Risks & Liabilities

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 2, 2019 /

From a medical professional’s perspective, minor lighting issues can lead to remarkable risks and liabilities on the hospital’s behalf. When doctors and staff work in less-than-ideal situations, there is always an increased risk for mistakes. We’re talking about safety lapses, surgical errors, and deadly infections. At best, these problems affect your patient’s overall satisfaction, and…

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sterilization is not necessary when using single-use medical supplies

What Does Your Equipment Sterilization Process Really Cost?

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 12, 2019 /

On-site sterilization is crucial. It’s also costly. When you consider the price of sterilization equipment, utilities, trained staff manhours, and the space needed for sterilization teams to work effectively and store sterilized items, your sterilization costs might be higher than you think! With this article, we’re going to explore the cost of continually re-sterilizing equipment versus some…

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6 Risks of Reusable Medical Devices Besides Cross-Contamination

6 Risks of Reusable Medical Devices Besides Cross-Contamination

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 1, 2019 /

When most healthcare professionals think about risks associated with medical devices, they tend to zero in on the threat of cross-contamination. However, the spread of infection is not the only threat. Power surges, component shortages, corrosion, and maintenance issues can all threaten your daily productivity and patient care goals. Below are six risks of reusable medical…

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poor illumination can have terrible effects for doctors, patients, and a hospital

Is Poor Illumination Impacting Your Surgeries?

By Kelly Ottaviano / August 8, 2019 /

Lighting plays a critical part in operating rooms as well as the hospital setting in general. This is why it is important for health care facilities to ensure that the current overhead and headlamp lighting is adequate to meet the illumination needs. Poor illumination will not only affect the safety of the procedure but also…

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Why Poor Illumination Can Put Your Patients and Your Business at Risk

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 2, 2019 /

Lighting does more than illuminate; it boosts form and function, improves safety and security and establishes a favorable environment for work. Operating rooms (OR) around the globe use different lights ranging from decades-old lights to modern technology lights to meet their illumination needs. OR professionals require appropriate surgical lighting-without shadows and glare- to accurately conduct…

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The Importance of Smoke Evacuation During Surgery

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 17, 2018 /

Air cleanliness is essential to maintaining a safe operating environment for patients, surgeons, and clinical staff. With the rise in plastic surgery procedures, a growing number of hospitals and surgery centers are using electro-surgical units to perform these procedures. While electro-surgical units offer superb cutting accuracy, they also produce smoke plumes that could be harmful to patients…

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medical team performing a surgery in an operating room using LED lighting

LED Lighting and Medical Device Trends

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 10, 2018 /

Healthcare facilities across the globe are replacing their halogen and incandescent lights with LED lights. From long-term cost savings to a cooler work environment, LED lighting has emerged as the dominant type of lighting found in today’s hospitals, surgery centers, and private practices. Below is a look at the key benefits of LED lighting and…

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a team of surgeons working to perform a surgery with cordless medical devices

Cutting the Cord: The Advantages of Cordless Medical Devices

By Kelly Ottaviano / September 4, 2018 /

Cord and Cable Management: An Unnecessary Hassle One of the key advantages of single-use medical devices is that they reduce concerns about sterility and cross-contamination. But sterility isn’t just important for medical devices themselves; it’s also an important factor in the cords and cables that power those devices. Fiber optic devices provide light when it’s…

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