Hygiene Handle helps prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections
perhaps more than ever, hand hygiene in hospitals across the Middle East is of
prime focus. In the summer of 2014 the Arab Hygiene Council, a medical body
consisting of experts from across the Middle East, acknowledged a number of
common errors surrounding hand washing habits jeopardising the health of
populations across the region. This was just one example of an increased focus
on improving hand hygiene in the workplace, in industry and in healthcare across
the greater Middle East region.
One example of heightened concern around hand hygiene in healthcare can be found
with an installation of new hand hygiene products in a hospital in
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The hospital is the first facility in the region to
install a ground-breaking new product in hand hygiene, the Pure Hold Hygiene
Handle. Developed by a British company, Pure Hold, this unique concept combines
two vital factors in infection control in hospitals- ensuring patients, staff
and visitors have clean hands and that surfaces they come into contact with
remain clean. The Hygiene Handle is fitted onto standard pull-doors and features
an intelligent, tailored delivery system on a specialised handle which omits
sanitising gel upon grip. Therefore each user has their hands cleaned through a
compulsory system, making a significant difference in hospital hygiene.
Research on Hospital-Acquired Infections makes for surprising reading. According
to the US agency, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between
4-10% of all inpatients develop an HAI during a hospital stay.
The Hygiene Handle can prove to be invaluable as it is used by visitors as well
as staff and patients. Whilst many hospitalled hygiene initiatives focus on
patients and staff, installing a Hygiene Handle ensures use by all who pass
Products such as these can make a real difference because they ensure hand
hygiene compliance, rather than simply encouraging it.
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Intersurgical’s i-gel supraglottic airway is
easy and reliable to insert
i-gel is a truly unique, single use, second generation supraglottic airway with
a soft, gellike non-inflatable cuff.
Quick, easy and reliable to insert, i-gel accurately positions itself over the
laryngeal framework to provide a reliable perilaryngeal seal without the need
for an inflatable cuff. It also incorporates a gastric channel for improved
safety, an integral bite block to reduce the possibility of airway occlusion and
a buccal cavity stabiliser to aid rapid insertion and eliminate the potential
for rotation. i-gel is ideal for use in anaesthesia, and in adults for
resuscitation and as a conduit for intubation with fibre optic guidance.
Popular in many hospitals in the Middle East, Europe and across the world, i-gel
is currently available in seven sizes and is supplied sterile in an innovative,
colour-coded protective cradle or cage pack.
For more information visit: www.i-gel.com
Get voice clarity with the TEO listening
assistant’s smart sound stereo amplifier and noise reduction
It is sometimes difficult to distinguish speech in difficult listening
situations. With smart sound stereo amplifier TEO, find pleasure in moments
shared with friends and family. TEO amplifies soft sounds up to 22 decibels. It
protects you against loud noises up to 100 decibels. Its four microphones and
its digital highdefinition audio technology delivers crystal clear sound.
Dynamic compression can amplify soft sounds more than loud sounds making
listening to a conversation or a movie a more comfortable experience.
By adjusting treble boost for voice clarity and noise reduction, you understand
better without really increasing the volume: Your hearing is preserved. Its
technology features a digital limiter of loud sounds: a loud noise will not be
amplified. Assistive listening TEO meets the standard volume of 100 decibels
TEO First, hear the world Personal sound amplifier TEO First does not require
installation. Simply connect the headphones, press the dial, and you get a
clearer and louder sound. The sound is picked up by the four microphones. Volume
is controlled by pushing the wheel up (louder) or down.
Two preset options B (noisy environment) and C (quiet environment) allow you to
adjust easily the sound of your smart sound amplifier TEO First depending on the
situation. You understand better without turning up the volume. Your ears are
Use directional listening by pointing the device to the person you want to
listen to. To turn off, simply unplug the headphones. Thanks to sound processing
inside Teo First, the vocals are clearer. No need to increase the volume to
hear. Listening is more comfortable thanks to dynamic compression.
For more information call Health Mart on: +97143383816 or email:
Thermasonic gel warmers designed with
Parker Laboratories, the world-leading manufacturer of ultrasound and
electromedical contact media, announces three, completely re-designed
THERMASONIC Gel Warmers; a single bottle gel warmer, a three-bottle gel warmer
with preset temperature options and LED indicators; and a three-bottle gel
warmer with LCD readout and temperature adjustment in one degree increments, in
either Fahrenheit or Celsius.
The units have been completely redesigned with microprocessor control, a
powerful heating element, and higher sidewall heat exchangers to rapidly heat
gel and consistently monitor temperature. From basic, single bottle warming to
degreespecific, three bottle temperature controls with JCAHO compliant
temperature indicator, there is an option for almost any healthcare setting. All
units contain hospital grade plug and power cords and are complete with a 2 year
THERMASONIC is a durable, selfcontained unit, constructed to give years
of trouble-free service. THERMASONIC is UL listed to Canadian Safety Standards
and are available in 120v and 230v CE certified units.
THERMASONIC Gel Warmer is available through medical supply distributors, or by
contacting Parker Laboratories, Inc. in the US. Tel: +1 973 276-9500, or visit:
Timesco’s Callisto single-use laryngoscopes
prevent cross contamination
Ebola, AIDS, Hepatitis C, Sepsis, MERS – with the proliferation of contagious
diseases across the world, cross contamination between patients has become a
major issue. Timesco’s single-use Callisto laryngoscopes are leading the way in
preventing the spread of microorganisms, infections, spores and prions.
In guidelines published in the association of anaesthetists of Great
Britain magazine, “Anaesthesia”, it was recommended that all laryngoscope blades
and handles should be autoclaved and the use of single use devices encouraged.
However, autoclaving does not guarantee the total elimination of prions on
Timesco’s Callisto single-use laryngoscopes offer ready to use convenience and
cost savings compared to reusable laryngoscopes: Guaranteed control of cross
contamination; no reprocessing or autoclaving costs; clinically clean, singleuse
pre-packed; will not bend / deform in use; can be used with fibre reusable
handles: Optima, Sirius, Optima XLED and singleuse handles Callisto S and
The Callisto system is latex free, non-toxic and can be disposed in standard
hospital waste. Timesco products are ISO, CE, FDA, SFDA approved.
For more information, visit: www.timesco.com
Ampronix releases new MODALIXX G202MDL LCD
Ampronix, a world class manufacturer of innovative medical technology, has
released the newest addition to its MODALIXX line of medical modality monitors,
MODALIXX LCD displays were the world’s first universal solution for the
replacement of medical modality CRT monitors. Fully compatible with the
industry’s top manufacturers like GE, Siemens, Philips, Toshiba, and more
MODALIXX offers the unique feature of enhancing legacy analog signals to vivid
2MP image quality on a 20.1” display. To further its flexibility, MODALIXX is
compatible with a wide variety of mounting solutions to integrate seamlessly
into any system.
MODALIXX G202MDL takes these classic MODALIXX features and enhances it by
offering a clearer, brighter, LED lit image. MODALIXX G202MDL provides high 1200
cd/m2 brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio, and a wide viewing angle. Along with a
user-friendly OSD and low power consumption MODALIXX G202MDL is the ideal
solution for Cath Lab, MRI, CT, CR, PET Scanners, RF rooms, C-Arm, and portable
X-Ray applications. The G202MDL comes with a complete set of inputs of 1 to 5
BNCs and DVI-D connectors for a broad range of connectivity.
For more information, email:
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