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instruments. The new handles are engineered specifi cally to give surgeons and sterile processing profes- sionals added comfort and convenience.


“Surgeons, and hospi- tals in general, may have to compromise between clinical performance and surgeon comfort in the OR, and the ability to effi ciently and effectively reprocess instruments in the central sterile department,” said Mancini. “The new laparoscopic handles provide surgeons increased options to help meet their ergonomic needs through a more convenient ratchet toggle placement and increased comfort in the front and rear rings of the handle.” The handles will also help to reduce instrument-induced fatigue among surgeons with heavy case loads and it gives sterile processing staff an easier way to inspect the lumens during decontamination. “The com- plete instrument is validated for sterilization while fully assembled, which means it does not require any assembly by OR staff. This reduces setup time and allows OR staff to focus on other pre-operative tasks,” Mancini added. “Aesculap’s four-piece, take-apart de- sign not only provides optimal cleaning but, if a component wears out, it also allows the hospital to repair or replace a single part, not the entire instrument. This helps to eliminate costly reinsulation repair costs and helps to minimize the frequency of sets being taken out of rotation due to instrument repairs.” Speaking of insulation, did you know that


Laparoscopic handles by Aesculap


a signifi cant number of laparoscopic instru- ments may not be safe to use on patients? That’s according to Lisa Hawley, Product Manager, Mobile Instrument Service & Repair, Inc. who said her company discovered as much as “43 percent of all laparoscopic devices currently in use have a known defect which has a potential to cause accidental patient burns.” Even just a tiny pinhole in the insulation of an instrument, including single-use devices, is enough of an opening to allow an electric current to escape and seri- ously damage neighboring tissue. “Patients that endure a burn have a very long road to recovery which impacts facilities at multiple levels,” said Hawley.


Mobile Instrument’s InsulScan is an electro- surgical instrument insulation tester that identifi es danger- ous defects before the device even reaches the surgeon’s hand. “Facilities did not have a way to effectively test in the OR before and immediately following laparoscopic pro-


cedures,” said Hawley. “With the increase of laparoscopic instruments being used for differ-


ent types of surgical procedures, instruments not being checked correctly run a greater risk of hurting a patient. InsulScan reduces liability exposure for the surgeons and hospital. When used as recommended in the operating room InsulScan reduces the risk of patient burn to near zero.” AORN and ECRI recommend that facili- ties test all active electrodes prior to and after surgery. Hawley says as of now, the only


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TRUST in the right tools.


We make some great points.


Decrease healthcare costs: 20%* less expensive than the leading hinged safety hypodermic product.


Standardize operations: A broad range of product sizes and three modes to meet every clinician’s style make it simpler to standardize with Terumo.


Improve patient outcomes: Patients benefit from a more comfortable injection, as our needles are 10%* sharper than the market leader.


Increase OSHA compliance & reduce liability: Safety mechanism includes a lock for both the needle and hub, and is designed to minimize the ability to be removed.


InsulScan by Mobile Instrument Service & Repair


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TERUMO and SurGuard are trademarks owned by Terumo Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, and are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. ©2017 Terumo Medical Corporation 11/17. All rights reserved. Accession TMP-0323-11102017. *Data on file. Terumo Medical Products, April 2016.


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