In the November/December 2017 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, including some additional details about the honored products.
Winner: HEALTHMARK CUSTOM HEADWEAR
Healthmark’s innovative custom headwear allows healthcare professionals the opportunity to custom design the print of their scrub hats (single-use and re-useable) and bouffants. This one-size-fits-most headwear are intended to provide healthcare professionals style and comfort while performing their important duties.
To get more information, Surgical Products reached out to Healthmark.
What technical innovations does the product encapsulate and apply to the OR?
The custom printed headwear offers true personalization for the individual staff member. This allows for self-expression which can help with employee morale, and may also help raise the spirits of patients during a stressful time. It provides healthcare professionals style and comfort while delivering patient care.
How does the product contribute to better outcomes?
There has been much controversy surrounding the use of reusable scrub hats in surgery. AORN Guidelines recommend that scrub hats cover the head, ears and the nape of the neck. Further, all attire worn in the OR should be controlled by the healthcare facility, including laundering of reusable attire. This includes scrub hats.
But owners of scrub hats — often surgeons — have fought this policy. By providing truly custom imprinted, single-use scrub hats that cover the head, ears, and the nape of the neck, as well as similarly adaptable bouffants, we are helping to promote team unity and employee satisfaction within procedure departments.