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SteriBump® is a sterile, cost-effective, time-saving alternative to cloth bundling for patient protection and support in the O.R. In place of cloth bundling, Innovative Medical Products created SteriBump®, a latex-free, contoured, polyurethane foam block with a closed-cell geometry, to significantly reduce foreign particulates during surgery. Protected by guaranteed sterile packaging, and ready to use for multiple applications, the SteriBump® ensures product sterility while providing the patient and the surgical team a physical platform that can securely elevate a patient’s limb in the sterile field when required.
The most frequently identified debris contributing to post-surgical complications are lint and fibers. Where do lint fibers come from? One study found that cotton huck towels are the #1 producer of lint which has been identified as the most frequent contaminant carrier contributing to post-surgical complications. Lint fiber contaminates can carry microorganisms that are capable of increasing a patients infection risk, such as producing adhesions, infections, granulomas, and blood clots.*
Besides extra costs in time, there are also fixed costs to consider when bundling blankets, such as the price of materials including disposable wrap and laundry costs. The estimated extra costs in time by using a blanket-bundle method is about 50 minutes in labor costs**, requiring at least these eight steps:
As elective surgeries begin to be scheduled after the Covid-19 shutdown, Hospital, Ambulatory, and Interventional Radiology Surgical sites are preparing for patients. Before rooms are again scheduled one surgery on top of another, every effort must be made to ensure patient safety. It is the time to make certain every inch of your OR is scrubbed, disinfected, and made safe.
David Jagrosse CRCT CHL, weighs in on the challenges of laundering textiles from an SPD perspective, including recent concerns about COVID-19 and reusable linens.
*W. Truscott, Ph.D. Impact of Microscopic Foreign Debris on Post Surgical Complications, Surgical Tech, Int. XII 2004 pg 35. **L. Page, Materials Magn Mar. 05 pg. 243-W.Truscott, Ph.D. Impact of Microscopic Foreign Debris on Post Surgical Complications, Surgical Tech, Int. XII 2004, 41. ***Based on customer feedback. Results may vary. Not all customers will save. Please download the evaluation worksheet to learn more. ***Based on customer feedback. Results may vary. Not all customers will save. Please download the evaluation worksheet to learn more.
Lint fibers don't belong in the O.R. SteriBump® is a cost-effective surgical bump alternative that offers a sterile, contoured platform for holding a limb during surgery.
Features a two-piece base plate that quickly breaks the positioner down to half of its overall length. Included sterilization tray easily fits smaller autoclaves typically found in Outpatient Centers.
Improves upon the De Mayo Original Knee Positioner® with a removable carriage for easier cleaning, and a spring lever that allows better surgeon control of the handle location.
Applies finite pressure to the femur outside the knee joint, allowing an unobstructed view into the posterior capsule without the use of lamina spreaders, or a second pair of hands to apply traction
Prevents the patient's arm from falling from the side of the OR table. Ideal for Robotic Laparoscopy.
Modular pegboard system for stable patient positioning in the lateral decubitus position.
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“It’s very helpful in the OR, for example, we used it last weekend on a sub troch fracture in the lateral position and it helped us position.”
“I like the SteriBump because it’s lint-free, safer for patient positioning because it’s more secure and easier for the doctor to use than wrapping towels.”
“From establishing the position and securing the patient to performing procedures and testing range of motion, we created a system that’s faster and easier while also giving doctors completely unrestricted access to the surgical field.”
Our hospital purchased SteriBump® to replace our handmade ‘bundles’ for many of the same reasons that hospitals moved away from re-sterilizing cloth OR table drapes some years ago.
"The best reason I have for using the SteriBump is that it is sterile every time. The sterility is validated. We were using rolled blankets that were sterilized before this that were sterilized in Sterile Processing. It's one less item they have to deal with and try to keep up with."
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