Over the last few decades, the rate of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has caused great safety and quality of care concern and placed infection prevention at the forefront of healthcare initiatives.
SKLAR TIP: Try the Pencil Eraser Test to determine stain or rust.
The next time you see a brown-orange color appear on an instrument, follow this tip on how to tell if it’s rust or a stain: use a standard pencil eraser to determine the source of discoloration. Rub the eraser into the mark, and take note of what happens next.
Cleaning Care of Box Joint and Screw Joint Instruments. When cleaned before sterilization instruments, box joint (e.g. Halstead mosquito hemostats, Kelly’s or Crile’s) and screw joint instruments (Mayo scissors, Iris scissors, Metzenbaum scissors) need to be opened to remove any bio burden from these areas.
April 5th, 2019. West Chester, PA: Sklar Instruments is proud to announce that Philander Kelsey, formerly President, North America of Amsino International, California is joining Sklar Instruments as Senior Vice President of Sales.
Sklar’s Surgical Instrument and medical supply catalogs are excellent sources for specifications on our surgical instruments and supplies. They provide supplementary information on care, cleaning, and new innovations. Because the healthcare industry evolves frequently, we update our catalogs to reflect changes in surgical instruments in order to provide facilities with the best and most effective instruments.
Biopsy punches serve many purposes in the global healthcare industry – including utility in diagnostic, therapeutic, and cosmetic procedures. Their simplicity as a surgical tool belies their tremendous impact as one of the first instruments to perform skin biopsy procedures successfully with minimal healing time.
Cleaning instruments is an important investment. A thorough care and cleaning regimen is essential in maintaining all of your surgical instruments. Keep up to date on care and cleaning guidelines for instrument brushes by reviewing this brief and fun infographic:
Purchasing surgical instruments for your healthcare facility? Here are the five steps that reveal how purchasing high quality instruments will drive productivity, quality patient care, cost savings, and surgeon satisfaction.
As we discussed in Part I of this series, the protection of sensitive data and patient files is a daily challenge for healthcare facilities in a technologically advanced world. If ignored, these threats can seriously impact the safety of patients and staff, and increase healthcare costs. Herewith, in Part II, we continue with the remaining five targeted areas. Click to review Part I in this series, where we cover Ransomware, Phishing, Malware, mobile devices, and data protection in Class III medical devices.
A major challenge healthcare facilities face daily is protecting sensitive data and patient files in a technologically advanced world. More than ever, hackers and identity theft thieves are targeting healthcare facilities and their sensitive data.