On Our Radar
AT THE TOP
Calla Health Zone mineral fiber ceiling panels are part of the Sustain portfolio and designed specifically for areas where noise and infection control are critically important. The panels have a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.80 and a Ceiling Attenuation Class of 38 to provide excellent acoustical performance and noise blocking. The smooth, clean, durable finish is impact-, scratch- and soil-resistant. Armstrong Worldwide Industries Inc.
The new REACH17 SpaceSaver Infusion Comfort System provides patient entertainment during long hours of treatment. The compact design features single-stud installation and integrated low-voltage power supply. The system is compatible with 14- to 19-inch medTV and medTAB personal patient devices. Patients can position devices without any assistance. PDI Communication Systems Inc.
HI-MACS solid surface has added three new colors to its Strato collection. The HI-MACS material has a durability similar to that of natural stone and is manufactured to prevent against everyday wear and tear. The seamless, nonporous material offers a high resistance to stains, chemicals and heat. LG Hausys America
IN THE KNOW
Zurn Connected Products allow end users to make decisions based on real-time information. Whether it’s avoiding major repairs, detecting a leak or scheduling maintenance, the “internet of things”-enabled devices allow facilities managers to know more about their plumbing systems. Users can receive text and email alerts and access the secure plumbSMART web portal from anywhere. Zurn Industries Inc.
Real-time locating systems
EASY TO WEAR
The Clearview Mini Badge provides location accuracy in a smaller, lightweight form for both patients and staff. Featuring dual infrared and radio frequency signaling technology, the badge is four wearables in one and can be worn on the wrist or lapel, with reusable silicone accessories, standard clothing clips or hospital bands. Midmark Corp.
AeroScout Enterprise asset tracking helps to reduce costs and streamline management of mobile assets. The solution gives end users total visibility to where and how each asset is being used, enabling them to optimize asset workflow. Uses include inventory management, recall management, par-level management, preventive maintenance and more. Stanley Healthcare
Zebra Bluetooth Beacons and Bridges featuring Bluetooth low-energy technology are easy to deploy, have long operating lifetimes and form the foundation of cost-effective, proximity-based asset tracking solutions. They have been optimized to work with MotionWorks location solutions and the Savanna data intelligence platform. Zebra Technologies Corp.
LOST AND FOUND
The ManageIt mobile application enables users of the Encompass solution to manage mobile assets and maintain a better inventory count. Using real-time, cloud-based location systems, this inventory management system helps find lost hospital equipment such as wheelchairs, infusion pumps and monitors, letting health care providers increase productivity. GE Healthcare
Defenders is an indoor waste receptacle for hospitals, doctor’s offices and other health care facilities. The step-on foot pedal enables hands-free operation to help in sanitation efforts. The smooth surface is easy to clean, and a restraint mechanism for the lid helps to prevent wall damage. Users can choose from more than 10 sizes to fit each facility’s needs. Rubbermaid Commercial Products
The AMB Ecosteryl Serial 75 Plus allows medium- and large-sized hospitals to treat their own infectious waste through a compact, on-site solution. It comes with a built-in motorized charging system for bin lifting and treats waste through pre-shredding with core-heating microwave disinfection technology. AMB Ecosteryl
The Securesmart is designed for use with the S2 Chemotherapy Sharps Container. The secure housing provides heightened security and safety when used in public-access areas. It is made from stainless steel and consists of two interlocking pieces that can be screw mounted on walls. A key lock is built-in for secure access. Daniels Health
This steam sterilization and maceration technology provides an on-site chemical-free process to simultaneously macerate and sterilize biohazardous medical waste using superheated water and steam. The confetti-like end product — which is sterilized, unrecognizable and HIPAA compliant — may be disposed of in an ordinary landfill, recycled or used as a waste-to-energy source. Red Bag Solutions Inc.