Operating Room Integration Systems

Integrated Operating Rooms

What is an Operating Room Integration System?

Due to the emergence of advanced diagnostic and imaging technology for the Operating Room (also known as an Operation Theatre), Operating Rooms are becoming increasingly congested and complex with a multitude of OR devices and monitors.1 In addition to booms, surgical tables, surgical lighting, and room lighting... Read More

 

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK133359/

Steam Sterilization

Steam Sterilization for Medical Equipment

Benefits of Steam Sterilization

Steam sterilization has many benefits as a sterilization method in healthcare facilities including low cost, safety, and efficacy. When processing heat and moisture stable materials... Read More


Operating Room Equipment

Operating Room Equipment:
A Complete Guide

History of Operating Room Equipment

The history of operating room equipment is expansive, and varies depending on the piece of equipment. Some of the earliest operating rooms, also known as operating theaters, were used in the early 1800s. Surgeries were performed during daylight hours as there was no electricity. Additionally, candles were often used for extra lighting...Read More


Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization

Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization

What is Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization?

Hydrogen peroxide sterilization is a low temperature sterilization process commonly used in the application of sterilizing medical devices, often used to sterilize heat-sensitive devices. A hydrogen peroxide sterilization cycle typically requires less time than alternative forms of sterilization, such as steam sterilization. A hydrogen peroxide sterilization process involves.... Read More


Biological Indicators

Biological Indicators

What are Biological Indicators?

Biological indicators (BIs), as defined by ANSI/AAMI and ISO, are test systems containing viable microorganisms providing a defined resistance to a specific sterilization process. A biological indicator provides information on whether necessary conditions were met to kill... Read More


Autoclave

Everything About Autoclaves

What is an autoclave?

An autoclave is a machine that uses steam to kill harmful bacteria and spores on items that are placed inside a pressure vessel. Autoclaves are also known as steam sterilizers. An autoclave can be used for healthcare or industrial applications. Three factors are critical in ensuring successful steam sterilization. They are time, temperature and moisture. The items are heated by the steam to an appropriate sterilization temperature for a given amount of time. The moisture in the steam efficiently transfers heat... Read More


Ultimate Guide to Operating Table

Ultimate Guide to
Operating Table

What is an operating table?

An operating table is a table on which a patient lies during a surgical procedure. Sometimes known as a surgical table or operation table, operating tables are typically used within an operating room or surgical suite of a hospital, ambulatory surgery center, or other healthcare facilities where surgeries are performed. Operating tables may be either stationary or mobile to move room to room. Operating tables are used in various types of procedures such as... Read More


Blanket Warmer - Everything You Need to Know

Blanket Warmer - Everything You Need to Know

What is a blanket warmer?

A blanket warmer, also known as a warming cabinet, stores and warms linens, blankets, and sterile intravenous (IV) and surgical irrigation fluids in a medical environment. Blanket warmers often come in various sizes, and may have one, two or three compartments. Blanket warmers are often used to warm IV and surgical irrigation fluids to reduce the risk of...
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