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* Emergency/Critical Care

Portable Ultrasound System

The SonoHeart ultrasound imaging system is a small, completely portable, low-cost device. Weighing only 5.4 pounds, including a transducer, and designed to be hand-carried, this unit allows trained physicians to conduct ultrasound screenings at will, during routine exams or in a critical care setting. The SonoHeart is capable of generating images of the same high-quality as larger machines at a fraction of the price.

SonoSite, Inc., 21919 30th Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98021.

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Chest Drains

The Express[TM] 4000 Single Collection Dry Control Chest Drain is completely portable, functions in any position, and requires absolutely no water to function. It features a state-of-the-art, filtered dry suction regulator for safe, reliable vacuum control.

Atrium Medical Corporation, 5 Wentworth Drive, Hudson, NH 03051.

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Patient Warming Device

The Thermacare Patient Warming System provides multiple benefits when used in the operating room, recovery room, and intensive care. The Thermacare Patient Warming System includes the TC3000 portable warm air blower and the choice of five versatile quilt designs that provide optimal air distribution for effective therapy. Company's line of Temperature Management products also includes the MediTemp[TM] II Blood/Fluid Warmer and the Medi-Therm[TM] II Hyper/Hypothermia machine.

Gaymar Industries, Inc., 10 Centre Dr., Orchard Park, NY 14127.

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Stand-On Scale

The Model 5002 Stand-On Scale with stainless steel wraparound handrail weighs patients up to 880 pounds (400 kilograms). This cordless scale uses six D size batteries with battery life of approximately 20,000 weighings. The easy-to-operate scale rolls silently on rubber wheels and features automatic zeroing, accuracy to the nearest 1/10th pounds (100 grams), last weight recall, and reweigh. Options include a Height Gauge, Weight Printer, and RS232 connector for computer capability.

Scale-Tronix, Inc., 200 E. Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601.

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Pediatric Resuscitation System

The Broselow[R]/Hinkle Pediatric Resuscitation System is designed with children's care and procedural accuracy in mind. The system works on a color-coded reference system. The child is measured for length, and that length falls within a color bar and weight zone which informs the user of accurate equipment size, medication doses, and infusion rates for the pediatric patient. The system's color-coded pouches allow for swift and accurate access to necessary equipment.

Armstrong Medical Industries, Inc., 575 Knightsbridge Pkwy., Lincolnshire, IL 60069.

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* Catheters/Feeding Tubes

Occlusion Catheter

Company offers a complete line of occlusion catheters. The Pruitt Occlusion Irrigation Catheter provides effective occlusion as well as irrigation. Designed for use in iliac, femoral, and popliteal arteries, this catheter offers a dual lumen for distal tip irrigation. The Pruitt Occlusion Irrigation catheter is capable of facilitating the introduction of Heparin, contrast media, or thrombolitic agents.

Horizon Medical Products, Inc., One Horizon Way, Manchester, GA 31816.

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Gastrostomy Tube

The triple-lumen Moss[TM] G-Tube provides 12 to 14 times more effective decompression, while simultaneously feeding enterally. The suction channel supplements the inefficient gastric site with more efficient aspiration within the proximal duodenum. Patented "Suction Buster"[TM] holes prevent mucosal occlusion. The second bore delivers an elemental diet three inches farther down-stream into the distal duodenum. The third lumen inflates a gastric retention balloon. This 100 percent medical-grade silicone tube is entirely latex-free.

Moss Tubes, P.O. Box 378, West Sand Lake, NY 12196.

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Secretion Aspirator

The Dominant Secretion Aspirator is a maintenance free, quietly operating suction unit that offers fast vacuum buildup and an aspiration rate of 45 liters per minute. The Dominant Aspirator comes standard with a high-performance, reliable piston/cylinder system, a vacuum gauge, a membrane vacuum regulator safety device, a power cord, and complete instructions. A trolley with 10 mm by 25 mm attachment rail and 4 anti-static casters is included.

Medela, Inc., 1101 Corporate Drive, McHenry, IL 60050.

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Wound Drainage System

The Seroma-Cath[R] Wound Drainage System is specifically designed to treat postoperative seromas resulting from a wide variety of procedures. The Seroma-Cath is installed in a quick and simple procedure. It provides continuous fluid removal to maximize patient comfort, while eliminating the need for frequent aspirations, open drains, and bulky dressings. There are three Seroma-Cath catheters available to treat superficial seromas and deep seromas, and a blunt tip metal and Teflon[R] catheter for seromas surrounding breast implants.

Greer Medical, 314 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

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Title Annotation:surgical equipment overview
Publication:Surgical Products
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Date:May 1, 2001
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