SteriBump®

SteriBump®

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

Catalog: #508

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.

Why switch to SteriBump?

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.*

IMP Catalog # 508

  • Easier, faster and safer than bundling towels
  • Certified sterile, lint & latex-free
  • Eliminates the possibility of cross-contamination
  • Soft, yet rigid surgical positioning

How Can SteriBump help you save money?

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: 

  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
IMP Steribump® sterile single-use surgical bump

Downloads & Documentation

*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

  • “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.” 

    - Dr. James Cameron -MD
  • “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.”

    - Caitlyn Pourcho -RN, OR Circulator
  • “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.” 

    - Ed De Mayo M.D. -Device Inventor
  • 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. 

    - Anonymous -Central Sterile Services (CSS) Administrator
  • "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."

    - Brenda Conbeer -OR Inventory Coordinator