Yesterday, RyMed announced that it has received FDA approval for its newest IV connector, InVision-Plus® CS™ with Chlorhexidine-Silver Ion Engineering. The new needleless connector has a septum that is impregnated with both chlorhexidine and silver ions, as well as a silver-impregnated fluid pathway. Another new feature is a clear housing that lets clinicians see inside the connector.
RyMed’s press release: http://www.rymedtech.com/assets/files/press/CS%20release%20FDA%20clearance%20--FINAL%20WEB.pdf
Censis Technologies, Inc. recently introduced their ScopeTrac system, which is an electronic tracking and management solution for endoscope reprocessing. Inappropriate endoscope reprocessing can be a risk factor for HAIs, and ScopeTrac’s web-based system guides technicians through the required reprocessing procedures. ScopeTrac also uses RFID and scanning technology to help manage and track the endoscopes.
Product page: http://www.censis.net/scopetrac
BMDI International has updated their line of helmet-based, daily-use respirators with the new MAXAIR 710 DLC. This new product is a light-weight helmet with the air unit completely integrated so there are no hoses to restrict movement. DLC stands for disposable lens cuff – easier on/off than traditional mask respirators, with no need for fit testing. The product includes peripheral vision LEDs that give real-time safe airflow and battery information.
Product line page: http://maxairbmdi.com/01_Pages/systems.htm