Hylenex- It’s Back
those of you who missed hylenex (synthetic hyaluronidase that allows
subcutaneous infusion of fluids), it is coming back on the market and it’s
kick-off campaign was at National
ENA’s Annual Conference in September 2011 in Tampa Bay!
Cadaver Lab for EZ-IO
The most absolute
experience was being able to attend the Hands-On Cadaver Lab sponsored by
Vidacare. I actually had the experience of using the EZ-IO Intraosseous
Infusion system on an adult cadaver. What it demonstrated was that the
shoulder/humeral head was the easiest, fastest and best way to deliver IV
fluids and medications to the patient. As the major vessel area was
dissected away, I was able to see the speedy infusions flow directly into
the vessels and then the heart- made a believer out of me. I also practiced
removal of the IO in a safe and easy manner.
moisture barrier ointment which protects, soothes and helps promote healing
of skin irritations from urine, diarrhea, prescription, wound or fistula
drainage, diaper rash, minor burns, cuts, scrapes, chafing, chapping and
itching. It also temporarily relieves discomfort and itching. It is
available at Walgreens without a prescription.
This is an educational
company that will provide certification review courses for nurses. They will
email and print brochure designs
2 days of
live onsite education
check payment to your association/facility for sponsoring the course
Pinel De-Restraint System
A quick and easy way to
restrain patients with less force required and provides rapid control of
torso with soft pressure into the shoulders. The chest is left open to
prevent positional asphyxia. This system prevents patient from biting,
making head butts and power strikes and tipping the stretcher.
Elsevier has a new
online resource for nurses called Nursing Plus to keep nurses updated on
policies, procedures, new developments and care, progress in nursing, etc.
You can purchase articles and references online for review. Previews are
free. There is also a job board section.
Affordable and quality
products for a variety of care issues.
Cooling Cap- After
successful resuscitation, you can apply the cooling cap for hypothermia
which provides rapid cooling and neuroprotection. The cap is one size and
fits adults, children and infants. The cost is $ 55.00.
Cricothyrotomy Set- The
quickest and simplest without using a scalpel or dilators. Additionally,
neck tape allows fast and safe fixation post insertion.
dispose of blade and handle after intubation and material is polypropylene
and gentle to the teeth and mouth structures. The cost is $ 4.50 each.
Pelvic Sling- A easily
applicable device that helps to fix and stabilize pelvic fractures.
In addition to the
usual features, this product has the see-through technology that allows you
to see the patient’s rhythms without interrupting CPR and without seeing CPR
artifact. There is also wireless features, CPR performance feedback, longer
battery life, etc.
Thermo Scientific Procalcitonin Bacterial
When this test is
completed, you will be able to determine the sepsis risk to your patient. It
will delineate viral from bacterial causes of illness in the pediatric and
adult populations and can identify early sepsis thus reducing pt’s exposure
to antibiotics and intensive care admissions. Hospitals or labs need only
purchase the assay to run the test and it can be calculated on most current
machines. If this is not the case, the measurement device can be given free
to the hospital or lab by the company.
Vestagen Technical Textiles
5-10% of all patients
acquire an infection while in the hospital
50% of healthcare
workers may be exposed to blood or body fluids
65% of nurses attending
patients have contaminated uniforms
You have to see it to believe it. It keeps the patient contamination away
from the caregivers (see below for details). Care of the garment is the same
as usual Vestex protection is easy to maintain. Simple home or industrial
machine wash and dry. Heat from drying and ironing actually regenerates
Vestex technology. Do not use fabric softeners and dryer sheets
Repels Fluids and
- Vestex™ contains a
flourine silicon dispersion that makes garments naturally
self-cleaning. Fluids literally bead up and fall off the garment.
keeps contaminants away from your skin.
You stay clean and dry on this inside.
- Vestex™ creates a
microscopically structured surface so fluids, dirt and oils cannot
adhere to the surface, much like the non-stick surface of many plants.
- The technology
binds to the individual fibers of the fabric which keeps garments
breathable and highly durable, unlike a fabric coating.
Conventional Fabric Surface:
have a large contact surface area and high adhesion level of fluids and
dirt. This leads to contaminated textiles.
Vestex™ Fabric Surface:
Vestex™ has a lower
adhesion level than untreated fabrics. Fluids and dirt particles lie only on
the peaks of the fluorine silicon dispersion. Fluids run off and, dirt is
repelled or can simply be rinsed off. Contaminants stay away from your skin.
- Vestex™ contains a
silane-based quaternary ammonium chloride antimicrobial to prevent
degradation from micro organisms and to control odors caused by
- The antimicrobial
in Vestex™ has never been shown to allow microbial resistance or
You could imagine
Semeltec, the antimicrobial in Vestex, as a layer of electrically charged
swords. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the
C-18 molecular sword punctures the cell membrane and the positive electrical
charge zaps the cell. Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the
antimicrobial doesn’t lose strength and the molecule is ready for the next
cell to contact it.
Stays Clean, Cool
hydrophilic properties wick moisture away from the skin on the inside of
- This enables rapid
evaporation and stimulates the body’s natural cooling process.
- Vestex™ maintains
a professional appearance even when you perspire.
- Vestex™ resists
perspiration from being transported to the outside of the garment.
- Vestex™ dries
noticeably faster than untreated fabrics.6
- Vestex™ is
breathable to keep garments clean, cool and dry.