Jackson, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011
Midbrook Medical, the Jackson, Michigan, based manufacturer of custom fabricated medical equipment and medical decontamination systems has announced the release of the Riser, a device designed to help keep surgical instruments organized during and after use. The Riser eliminates the need for disposable surgical towels to hold instruments in the operating room, cutting costs and reducing waste.
The design of the Riser is extremely simple, but effective. The device consists of a perforated sheet of stainless steel that is bent at a 90° angle. It is placed on its edge in an inverted V-shape so that the ridge where the sheet is bent is at the top, and the sides slope down. The typical stringer used to hold surgical instruments is placed on top, so that the instruments rest in the perforations in the metal. This simple design keeps the instruments upright and separated so they are easily accessed during an operation. The stainless steel that makes up the Riser is also compatible with the stainless steel instruments and resistant to bacterial attachment. The Riser can be manufactured in any length required, making it suitable for use during a wide range of procedures requiring different amounts of instruments.
Along with keeping surgical instruments organized during surgery, the Riser has several other benefits. First, the Riser can be placed in an instrument washer or sterilizer in the same configuration in which it is used during surgery. This keeps the instruments separated during the washing and sterilizing process, providing better access to the tools for cleaning purposes. The perforations in the Riser also allow fluid to circulate freely around the device, ensuring that it is cleaned along with the tools. Being able to clean the tools in the same configuration used during surgery also greatly reduces set up time. The tools can be taken out of the washer already on the Riser and ready to be used.
Another important benefit of the Riser is reduced waste. When instruments are placed on the Riser, it eliminates the need for the disposable surgical towels that instrument stringers are usually placed on during a procedure. This can have a huge impact on the amount of waste created by the hospital, as all of those towels would ordinarily have to be thrown away or washed. Especially in large hospitals where hundreds of operations can be performed every day, the cost involved quickly adds up. The onetime purchase of the Riser is quickly offset by the savings from no longer having to purchase and wash these towels.
With the recent increase in awareness of environmental issues, Midbrook Medical feels the Riser is an ideal solution for hospitals looking to lower the amount of waste they produce, while also streamlining the set up and cleaning processes before and after surgery.
For more information about Midbrook Medical and the Riser, visit http://www.midbrookmedical.com, or call 1-517-787-3481.
Midbrook Medical is the minority owned, women owned, Michigan based solution provider to the Healthcare market. Midbrook is not a medical company looking to be a copy cat distributer of decontamination equipment. Rather, Midbrook is the world leader in custom designed, process specific cleaning equipment focused on taking the expertise learned in other industries and applying it effectively to issues within the medical industry in order to provide cleaner instruments that will, in turn, make sterilization more effective.