Step-by-step guide of Smith & Nephew Gen II / Legion Total Knee Arthroplasty Procedure from the surgical technologists perspective.
Great Stocking Stuffers or Secret Santa’s for our favorite O.R. buddies.
So, the gift giving season is upon us once again. The time of year where we sometimes struggle to find that perfect gift for the special people in our lives. I myself know that struggle; what do you get someone who has everything? Below is a list of gift items that I think our fellow surgical specialty loved ones would be so very happy to receive!!!
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Thank You & Happy Gift Hunting – Today’s OR
For all the long hours spent on their feet, Compression Socks are a must for anyone working in the OR. Say goodbye to those tired, achy legs & feet, by showing off some personality by sporting a stylish pair of these!
It’s all fun and games till someone gets blood in their eye. We all know the importance of wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Not only does it keep the patient safe, it keeps us as caregivers safe as well. Yes, the facility provides us with eyewear, however sometimes we like to have the opportunity to express our personal style. Check out these safety glasses and see if they are a perfect fit for anyone you know!
As with the previous two items listed, showing off personal style is important. We like to add our personal flair in little ways. Another way to personalize our look is with our head coverings. With so many styles and patterns to choose from, there is something for everyone.
Let your loved one show off their profession with lovely themed ornaments.
Something most of us share in common with each other is our pride in the profession we have chosen. What better way than on our vehicles. Decals & License Plate Frames are a perfect way to promote our professions.
Most of us like to show off our family & pets on our lockers. There is no better way to spotlight these memories than with a frame.
Everybody has a phone and nobody wants it damaged. Why not find a phone case or accessory that your loved one will think is awesome? Look for one that is easy to wipe down.
Weather new to the profession or you have been around for years, a journal is a great investment. It’s the perfect place to jot down notes of Surgeon preferences. Also, a battery won’t die on this non-electronic version of note taking!!
9. Scratch Tickets
Who doesn’t love scratch tickets??? We all have that secret wish to win big and retire. Okay, maybe not retire, but a fully paid for vacation sounds good!! Remember, you can’t win, if you don’t play!!
10. Coffee Shop Gift Cards in Mug
We all know that EVERYONE that works in the O.R. runs on COFFEE. So, what better gift than a gift card for some joe, and a mug to fill it in!!
Add some pizazz to their look with a cute badge holder. Yet another way we O.R. folk like to show off our style. Lanyard or clip, there are so many styles to choose.
Split Thickness Skin Graft using the Dermatome & Mesher Split thickness skin graft is a graft where only part of the skin; the Epidermis & part of the dermis will be taken from the donor site, leaving the donor site with rest of the dermis left intact. The amount Continue Reading
Percutaneous Pinning of the Hip is usually done for patients that are suffering from a Femoral Neck Fracture & blood supply to the femoral head has NOT been compromised. If there is a lack of blood supply to the femoral head a Hemiarthroplasty will most likely be performed. Percutaneous Continue Reading
Misonix SonicOne OR with SonicVac is used for wound debridement. It uses ultrasonic frequency of 22.5 kHz (22,500 cycles per second) to cause micro cavitation & disruption of the unhealthy tissue, as well as suction to aspirate the disrupted tissue away from the wound. Non-Disposable items – SonicOne OR Handle Continue Reading
MyoSure Operative Hysteroscopy Lens Disposable Seals for the Hysterscope & Outflow Cannula Outflow / Suction Tubing On the side handed off to the circulator the tubing Ys. The White end of the tubing attaches to the suction canister without the sock & the Yellow end of the tubing attaches to Continue Reading
DaVinci Xi Robotic Assisted Hysterectomy – Back Table is set up for the Abdominal part of the procedure – Prep Stand is set up for the Vaginal part of the procedure – Side Basin just has the cords that will be put on the field for the Abdominal part Continue Reading
The Argon Gas Coagulator (Argon Beam) is used for coagulation of heavily bleeding tissue (liver, spleen, etc.), as well as the GI tract (because of minimal thermal spread). It is commonly used in laparoscopic & endoscopic procedures. The benefits of using the Argon Beam over a regular cautery is: No Continue Reading
The Misonix Bone Scalpel uses Ultrasonic Frequency Waves (22,500/sec) to cut through bone just as a scalpel would cut through soft tissue. This instrument is used mainly in spine surgery, yet can be used in other specialities as well. The bone scalpel cuts through bone without injuring the soft tissue Continue Reading
A discectomy is a procedure commonly performed on patients experiencing sciatic pain due to disc herniation (only after non-surgical treatment fails). This procedure may also be done emergently for the following reasons: Loss of bladder function Loss of bowel function Sudden onset of lower extremity weakness Sudden onset of lower Continue Reading