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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 7 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T VitaHeat Medical VitaHeat Patient Warming Solution This new player in patient warming employs conductive- ink heating, which is comprised of silver particles and carbon, to warm patients with an underbody pad that contours to the patient's body. Software determines which one of 8 sensors is measuring the highest temperature and automatically adjusts the heat distribution for safe, consistent warming across 6 temperature zones. Mizuho ProneView Protective Helmet Launched last month, the newest version of this patient positioning aid features the adjustment mechanism in the helmet system instead of in the mirror, providing a much easier way to adjust the helmet's height. The redesign gained about three-fourths of an inch in height profile, so the patients' necks can be elevated into a more neutral angle when they're placed in the prone position. Another plus: Cleaning the mirror between cases is much easi- er now that the knobs are no longer on its surface. CareFusion APA Video Laryngoscope CareFusion recently acquired this airway device from Venner Medical and implemented a prism redesign that provides a wide view of the airway with no horizontal restriction. The scope is comprised of 3 pieces — the screen, handle and camera mod- ule — that come apart for easy cleaning. The scope runs on a sin- gle, rechargeable AA battery, which will last for about a month with average use. It costs approximately $5,000 and disposable blades of various sizes range from $6 to $20.

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