EIZO And Stryker Announce Partnership
In Integrated Large Monitor
Management Systems For ORs
EIZO Corporation and Stryker Corporation have
announced their partnership to offer customers integrated large monitor management systems suitable for
use in standard and hybrid operating rooms.
As a result of this partnership, EIZO will provide
large monitors that can display multiple video sources
simultaneously in conjunction with Stryker integrated
operating suites. These configurable solutions will initially be offered in North America.
EIZO is a market leader in display technology
with years of experience and technical expertise
in the development of monitor solutions for X-ray
and vascular surgery. This platform includes large,
medical-grade, ultra high resolution monitors up to
60-inches and the accompanying management system
designed to allow users to change custom layouts on
the fly. This partnership will enable both companies to
work collectively on delivering superior products and
services that can ultimately take hybrid and interventional operating rooms to the next level of efficiency
and quality of care.
Stryker’s large screen and multi-monitor mounts have
been designed to support monitors up to 60” in size
(54” x 31. 5” x 6”). The FLEXiS LS has adjustable side
protection and can accommodate a variety of monitors.
Included in the Stryker family of monitor mounts is the
FLEXiS M3, a multi-monitor mount which is customizable to mount dual rows of monitors to accommodate
any variety of sizes and configurations. The FLEXiS
LS and M3 systems also have a unique pressure switch
along the entire length of the bottom bracket which
articulates the monitor up and away if any object comes
into contact with it. This provides additional safety
and care inside of the Hybrid OR, all while giving the
doctors and staff the ultimate access to the images and
data necessary for these complex procedures. Stryker is
also a complete provider of ceiling mounted solutions,
offering systems such as surgical LED lights, flat panel
arms, extended horizontal arms and a variety of equipment, anesthesia, and perfusion booms, completely
configurable to the specific environment in which it will
The SwitchPoint Infinity 3 Control System is an integrated platform that can be tailored to the needs of each
individual Hybrid Suite, providing efficiency and flexibility during surgical procedures. This pixel perfect HD
digital video routing system supports all video standards
and resolutions including 1080P and up to 1200P.
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Deep-Cleaning Hand Pads as this month's Reader's Choice product.
Q: Please explain how the Draco
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A: A study conducted at the Montana University
Center for Biofilm Engineering showed that
traditional urethane hand pads with enzymatic
detergent are not always capable of removing
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and a split microfiber on the other. Between these two layers is a soft foam core that
adds absorbency and helps the hand pad contour around instruments. The deep
scrubbing foam detaches the biofilm and other adhered contamination while the split
microfiber captures it at a microscopic level.
Q: What instruments are meant to be used with the Draco Deep-
Cleaning Hand Pads?
A: The Draco Hand Pad can be used on flexible endoscopes, stainless steel surgical
instruments, surgical rigid endoscopes, lap instrumentation and other instruments
that may have been in contact with contamination for an extended period of time.
Draco Hand Pads should not be used on very delicate micro instruments that are sensitive to pressure.
Q: How should the product be used to ensure the best results?
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one pass of the split microfiber the hand pad achieved a 3.74 log reduction of a MRSA
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Q: What biofilms and other forms of adhered contamination are
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Some species are more easily removed than others. The Draco technology is similar
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