In the November/December 2016 issue of Surgical Products, the winners of this year’s Excellence In Surgical Products (ESP) Awards are revealed.
Day by day, we’ll also share the results here, along with an expanded version of the Surgical Products Q&A that accompanied each winner.
Why do you think readers were interested in learning more about the product?
ONETRAC is simple yet truly innovative. The concept has universal appeal. In addition to being an entirely single-use product (light source included), ONETRAC eliminates the hassle and ongoing expense of reusable surgical retractors and fiber optic cords/cables. In addition, ONETRAC is a cost effective solution. ONETRAC provides just as much to the small surgery center as it is to the large hospital OR.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
Reusable and semi-disposable (reusable with one or more disposable part or component) surgical retractors and light sources can be costly, require maintenance, and increase risk of cross-contamination when not cleaned properly after each use. ONETRAC effectively helps to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and eliminate unnecessary risk of cross-contamination. In addition, ONETRAC is light weight and the ONETRAC LED light source does not produce any damaging heat. Switching to an entirely single-use cordless surgical retractor with built-in light source makes sense every way you look at it.
What technical innovations does the product encapsulate and apply to the OR?
OBP Medical’s ONETRAC is a single-use cordless surgical retractor with built-in LED light source and smoke evacuation channel. This ready-to-use device eliminates the time and expense of reprocessing and reduces the risk of cross-contamination in the surgical setting by obsoleting reusable devices and fiber-optic light cables. Illumination in the depths of a surgical tissue pocket or cavity can now be met within seconds; no assembly, additional parts/components, or fiber-optic cables required.