IMP Universal SteriBump®

Lint fibers don't belong in the O.R.

Catalog: #508

 

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 the Universal 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.*

Why switch to SteriBump®

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: 

  1. choice of blanket
  2. roll blanket to form a bundle
  3. wrap bundle with a disposable wrap for sterilization
  4. sterilize bundle
  5. unroll bundle after use
  6. wash blanket
  7. return blanket to supply
  8. lint removal

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.

 

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  • Easier, faster and safer than bundling towels
  • Single-use means there’s never a question of sterility
  • Certified sterile, lint & latex-free
  • Choose multiple heights and angles
  • Eliminates the possibility of cross-contamination
  • Soft, yet rigid surgical positioning
  • Reduces labor & liability
  • Costs on average 33% less than bundling.***
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IMP Universal SteriBump®

As one Central Sterile Services (CSS) administrator noted, “Our hospital purchased the Universal 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 SteriBump® is consistent in size, shape, and density, unlike handmade ones that potentially fall apart. “There is also a cost saving over bundles which need to be laundered and sterilized after each use. Inventory can be reduced by eliminating the lead-time necessary to make the bundles. Also, we like the SteriBump’s® contoured shape that can capture the patient’s limb and reduce its movement, unlike our bundles, providing an excellent sterile platform for multiple surgical procedures.”
Documents to download

*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.

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Testimonials

  • ...we created a system that’s faster and easier while also giving doctors completely unrestricted access to the surgical field.

    - Ed De Mayo M.D. -Device Inventor
  • Our hospital purchased the Universal 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. 

    - Anonymous -Central Sterile Services (CSS) Administrator