March 2009MANAGING INFECTION CONTROL
Retracting Needles, Manual
Every year numerous clinicians suffer an accidental needle-stick injury. Retractable syringes can help solve this problem.There are essentially no clinical applications for which retractablesyringes are not only suitable but life saving in nature.
Retractable Safety Syringe; DuoProSS Medtech,www.duopross.com/products/index.php.
Careo Retractable Safety Syringe; Lifeshield Products Inc.,www.lifeshield-careo.com.
HookSafe™ Retractable Safety syringe; Biotop Technology,www.biotop.com/en/products/retractable.php.
InterVene Manually Retractable Hypodermic Safety Needle;InterVene Limited, www.ivltd.co.uk/index2.html.
Inviro SNAP! Manually Retracting Syringe with fixedneedle, Inviro SNAP! Manually Retracting Syringe withexchangeable needle, Inviro SNAP! Manually RetractingSyringe with Inviro Stripe; Inviro Medical, www.inviromedical.com.
SafePro™ manually retractable safety syringe with fixedneedle, SafePro™ Plus manually retractable safety syringewith exchangable needle; Formosa Medical Products,www.formosamed.com.tw/product/safety_ syringe01e.htm.
Retractable Syringe; US Medical InstrumentsInc., www.usmedicalinstruments.com/ safesnap.html.
SecureGard retractable needle syringe system; SafeGardMedical Systems, www.safegardmedical.com/securegard. html.
UniqSafe Retractable Safety Syringe; Axel Bio Corporation,www.axelbio.com/home.htm.
Safety Debridement Kit
Safety debridement kits assist in the removal of dead,contaminated or adherent tissue from a wound site. Some kitscontact safety components to minimize sharps injuries.
Debridement Trays with safety scalpel; Medline,www.medline.com.
Retractable scalpel blades allow the clinician to slide theblade into a safe position prior to passing it.
Retractable Safety Scalpels; Cardinal, www.cardianal.com.
Bard-Parker SafetyLock Disposable Scalpel; BD, www.bd.com.
Canica Safety Scalpel Handle; Canica Design, www.canica.com.
DeRoyal Safety Scalpel with retractable blade; DeRoyal,www.deroyal.com.
DIAMATRIX Surgical Steel E-Series Trapezoid blade;Diamatrix Ltd. Inc., www.diamatrix.com.
Futura Safety Scalpel-retractable scalpel; Merit Medical,www.merit.com.
Futura Safety Scalpel-retractable scalpel, HypoguardFutura™ safety scalpels; Futura Medical Corp., www.futuramedical.com.
Miltex Disposable Safety Scalpel; Miltex, Inc., www.miltex.com.
Personna Safety Scalpel
- disposable; PersonnaMedical, www.asrco.com/medical.
Ribbel Safe single use scalpel; Ribbel InternationalLimited, www.ribbel.com/index.html.
Saf-T-Scalpel; Advanced Medical Innovations, www.amiwelisten.com.
Saf-T-Scalpel™; Safety Medical, www. safetymedical.net.
Surgeon brand Retractable Safety Scalpel withSteadfast Disposal Lock; Jai Surgical, www. jaisurgi-cals.com.
Saf-T-Scalpel™; Safety Medical, www.safetymedical.net.
Stealth Safety Scalpel; Cancer Diagnostics Inc., www.cancerdiagnostics.com.
Sandel Safety Scalpel with Protective Safety Shield;Sandel Medical, www.sandelmedical.com.
Swann-Morton Retractable Safety Scalpels; SwannMorton, www.swan-morton.com.
Technocut PLUS Retractable Safety Scalpel; MYCOMedical Supplies Inc., www.mycomedical.com.
After use of the scalpel blade, a button slide is used topush a shield on top of the blade rendering it safe to pass ormove into a neutral or safe transfer zone.
Bard-Parker™ Protected Disposable Scalpel withLocking Retractable Shield, Bard-Parker™ ProtectedSurgical Blade with Metal Handle; BD, www.bd.com.
The BladeGlove Shielded Safety Scalpel System;Medline Industries, www.medline.com.
Disposable Safety Scalpel
; Personna Medical,www.asrco.com/medical.
Ribbel Safe Single Use Scalpel; Ribbell InternationalLTD, www.ribbel.com.
Safety Scalpel, PL Medical Co LLC, www. plmedical.com/public/Catalog_Safety_Retractable.htm.
Safety Scalpel; Xodus Medical, www. xodusmedical.com.
SharpGuard™ guarded knives; Surgical SpecialtiesCorp., www.surgicalspecialties.com.
TechnoCut Plus safety scalpel; Myco Medical, www.MYCOMedical.com.
One of the most frequent complaints about safetyscalpels is that they lack the feel and weight of a standardscalpel. Since doctors make their living by being able tofeel the blade as they make an incision, some manufacturers