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Category: OR Equipment and Accessories
Product description and innovation synopsis:
When working with potentially infectious fluids, reducing exposure to spills, splash-back and aerosolized contaminants is critical. A canister of fluid waste that has been solidified helps prevent exposure incidents. Cardinal Health Solidifiers are intended to solidify blood and other body fluids for disposal. They can be added to the suction canister prior to the start of a procedure, reducing the risk of exposure to blood and contaminated bodily fluids while impacting clinical safety and offering ease of use. Cardinal Health’s solidifier portfolio includes options with and without treatment, in a variety of sizes and with different spout choices.
What sets this product apart from others available in the industry?
Cardinal Health Solidifiers can be added to the canister before the start of a procedure. They continue to solidify as liquid is added without fluid block occurring and with a low visual impact to the level of fluid collected in the canister. In addition, these products do not increase the volume of suction canister contents, allowing for accurate reading and measurement once the procedure is complete. They are sourced from a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, operating in a HUB Zone and our product offerings with treatment are EPA registered with efficacy studies to backup sanitizing effectiveness.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
Pouring fluid from an open canister may expose someone to airborne contaminants and fluid splash-back. Research shows that up to 24 percent of waste disposal handlers do not wear a gown and facial protection. A solidified canister helps prevent exposure incidents. Cardinal Health Solidifiers can be put into a canister before a procedure, so ports will not need to be opened once the canister contains infectious waste. After the conclusion of a procedure, accurate measurements can be taken and solidified fluids can immediately be disposed. The solidifier with treatment also reduces unnecessary red bag waste and allows for white bag waste.