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Types of Surgical Table Accessories

Surgical Table Accessories by Function

Arm Supports
An arm support, also known as an armboard, attaches to a general or specialty surgical table by means of clamps or posts. Arm supports provide support for proper, anatomical posturing appropriate for the patient and procedure.

Body Restraints
Body restraints are used to secure a patient during extreme....

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The Complete Guide to Patient Positioning

Patient positioning is vital to a safe and effective surgical procedure. Proper patient positioning depends on the type and length of procedure, anesthesia access to the patient, devices required and other factors. Safely positioning the patient is a team effort. All members of the surgical team play a significant role in the process and...

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Guide to Steam Sterilization Cycles - Steam Flush Pressure Pulse

There are three types of steam sterilization cycles recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). They are gravity, prevacuum and steam flush pressure pulse (SFPP). These cycles differ in the way air is removed from the load during conditioning and may have different exposure times depending on the type of...

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Guide to Ultrasonic Cleaning

what is ultrasonic cleaning?

Sonication (or ultrasonic) technology uses mechanical vibrations (sound waves) in a liquid as a cleaning method in a process known as cavitation. Essentially, the generation of sound waves in the liquid produces bubbles that collapse (burst or implode) on contact with surfaces, which aids in the removal of...

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