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The Great Prepping Debate - December 2012 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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OSE_1212_part3_Layout 1 12/5/12 9:35 AM Page 154 PRODUCT NEWS PONV Prevention You Wear on Your Wrist Help your patients avoid PONV and free PACU nurses for more pressing patient-care duties with the help of Pressure Right. This wrist strap, applied before anesthesia induction in pre-op, is FDA 510(k)-cleared and clinically proven, and works without drugs. It can be worn for up to 72 hours as a prophylactic device, with no known side effects. Pressure Right works via acupressure, activating the P6 stimulation mechanism to block the signals that can bring on PONV. The results of a peer-reviewed, randomized, double-blinded study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia in April supported the use of Pressure Right as a primary intervention tool in high-risk patients. The data showed overall improvements in patient satisfaction and outcomes, with several endpoint measurements reaching statistical significance. $8.95 each • pressurerightstrip.com Take-Apart Laparoscopic Scissors Snowden-Pencer take-apart laparoscopic scissors, the latest in CareFusion's line of take-apart laparoscopic surgical instruments, provide sterile, sharp blades and a new insulated shaft for each procedure. Designed for easy assembly and disassembly, the scissors feature an ergonomic, reusable ring-handle that also fits Snowden-Pencer take-apart clamps, dissectors and graspers. The handle is designed to reduce intraoperative hand fatigue and accommodates a variety of hand positions for comfort and precision during surgery. Currently in limited market release, the scissors are expected to be commercially available in early 2013. carefusion.com/snowdenpencer 1 5 4 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | D E C E M B E R 2012

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