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FREE TRIAL ON MOST INSTRUMENTS 1.800.548.2362 103 Estus Drive, Savannah, GA 31404 www.innomed.net info@innomed.net 912.236.0000 Phone 912.236.7766 Fax Innomed-Europe Tel. +41 41 740 67 74 Fax +41 41 740 67 71 © 2014 Innomed, Inc. Scan to Launch Our Website Nicholson Headrest Designed by Gregory Nicholson, MD Helps position the patient for all types of shoulder surgery in the beachchair position Designed by Gregory Nicholso Helps position th patient for all ty shoulder surgery beachchair posi PRODUCT NO: 2450 MADE IN THE U S A P R O U D LY Scan to Launch Our Website Provides stable positioning of the knee during surgery Robb Leg Positioner Positioners & Instruments for Orthopedic Surgery Designed by William Robb, MD PRODUCT NO: 2630 Base: 21" x 11" MADE IN THE U S A P R O U D LY Shape does not squeeze the thigh, making the need for a thigh tourniquet optional. If desired, the unit can easily be rotated out of the way without disrupting the sterile ! eld. Using with a standard operating table clamp, the unit can easily be raised or lowered to accommodate all thigh sizes. George Arthroscopic Knee Positioner Designed by Michael S. George, MD Provides lateral as well as superior support which allows valgus stress to open the medial compartment PRODUCT NO: 2735 Overall Height: 22" Post Height: 12" Pad Width: 3" MADE IN THE U S A P R O U D LY 2 4 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 IDEAS That Work We've added a column on the schedule board labeled PREP. The pre-op RN places a check in this column to indicate that the patient is completely ready for surgery (VS WNL, NPO, driver present, IV started). Only after they see the checkmark do the techs open the OR and sterile supplies for the case. This eliminates wasting supplies and saves time. Sondra Watson, RN Wesmark Ambulatory Surgery Center SCHEDULE BOARD All Systems Go CLEARED FOR SURGERY A check in the prep column means that the patient is completely ready for surgery. Sondra Watson, RN Sumter, S.C. cwatson@wesmarksurgerycenter.com

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