surgical towel

surgical towel

A sterile drape used to cover the body during surgery.
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Alternatively, use a moist rolled-up surgical towel or laparotomy sponge to compress the aorta against the lumbosacral spine.
A surgical towel comprising an absorbent fibrous substrate having a binder material that limits lint particle generation to 5,000 or less according to INDA standard test 160.1, wherein the surgical towel is a nonwoven fabric, and the fibrous substrate comprises one or more nonwoven layers comprising non-absorbing synthetic fibers, a silicone based wetting agent, and the binder material in an amount of about 0.5% to about 10% by weight of the fibrous substrate, and wherein the towel has a weight of less than about 10 ounces per square yard and has an absorbent capacity of greater than about 250%.
The rats were then draped with a 20x20 cm sterile surgical towel with a small hole placed over the surgical site.
Hospitals looking to reduce the risk of post-operative complications are turning to a new type of surgical towel touted to reduce the visible and non-visible lint present in an operating room by as much as 99%, compared to conventional woven cotton towels.
The portion of my article that deals with Broadlane focuses on the process it used to pick surgical towel vendors to supply its member hospitals.
AL-JOUF: A Saudi husband filed a complaint against Al-Qurayat General Hospital for allegedly leaving a surgical towel inside his wife during surgery on her stomach.
This is great news for cancer patients, to be sure, but it's not going to help those with one particular type of tumor--the kind that turns out to be a 25-year-old surgical towel. A patient at Asahi General Hospital in Chiba, Japan, was undergoing an operation to remove what was thought to be a 3.2-inch tumor, but the surgeons instead found the remnants of an operation performed in 1983 at the same hospital to treat an ulcer.
found that by putting a surgical towel in the fold of the drape before putting your gloved hands in, the drape always stays beneath the buttocks on the first attempt.
A MAN whose doctors left a surgical towel in his stomach after surgery has been awarded pounds 300,000 in damages by a Florida judge.
In 2004, Garrett Bolks, a Tulsa native who had spent twenty-four years working in the medical supply business, brought the first X-ray-detectable surgical towel to market.
Suppose we want to track the cycle of use and disposal of surgical towels in the OT (Operation Theatre).
Place three or four folded surgical towels next to the paper kidney basin to serve as a reference point for the patient's head.