Niles, Il., - Whitney Medical Solutions, Inc. is proud to announce the introduction of Pipet Keeper™ XL, the company's newest product for disposing of biohazardous waste. The large new waste container allows laboratories to dispose up to 75% more pipets, swabs, and other biohazardous objects than previously available with the standard Pipet Keeper™. With the Pipet Keeper™ XL, objects up to 16 inches in length are easily disposed of right at the workstation, an inch longer than the standard Pipet Keeper™. Biohazard waste can present a sizable risk in the lab. The Pipet Keeper ™ XL helps reduce the risk to lab staff and the environment.
Whitney Medical Solutions, the Experts in Germ-Free Digital™, is proud to introduce the newest product in the eShield™ line of electronic device covers, non-sterile eShield™ Stay-Clean™ covers. Currently available in 4 sizes for smartphones and tablets.
eShield™ Stay-Clean™ covers are designed to quickly and easily cover and seal the high touch surfaces of handheld devices to reduce the risk to yourself and others with whom you come in contact with from cross contamination in non-sterile environments. Surface barriers are an essential part of proper infection control protocol.
Preventing the spread of germs helps keep you and others from getting sick. While many first think of washing hands or wearing latex gloves and face masks as preventative actions, these are not the only ways to fight germs. In fact, a vast number of germs are found in the most overlooked places. In order to avoid cross contamination, it is important to be aware of solutions that keep these unsuspecting germ-spreading culprits in mind.
Whitney Medical Solutions is classified as an essential business as defined in Illinois Executive Order 20-10, as a Manufacturer / supply chain for critical products for essential healthcare and manufacturing industries.
With health and safety first, we are prepared and operational.
As the impact of the coronavirus continues to develop, we have modified operations to continue to safely fulfill our commitment to our customers. We are here to support you and are working hard to ensure we continue to provide you with uninterrupted, dependable service, timely order placement, and delivery of the medical and laboratory supplies you need.
During this time, we encourage you to email at: email@example.com for fastest order placement, or call us at 1-800-338-4237. We will continue to closely monitor the situation, stay focused on keeping our employees and communities healthy, and providing you the support our medical and laboratory customers need.
Steven Whitney, President, Whitney Medical Solution
The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place on April 25, 2020.
One of the best ways to learn about the latest trends in your industry, develop current and new skills, and network with other professionals is to attend healthcare conferences. While it may be hard to choose the right conference for you based on the knowledge and experience you want to gain, here is a list of upcoming healthcare and nursing conferences in 2019 and 2020.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Disinfection Guidelines, “of all the methods available for sterilization, moist heat in the form of saturated steam under pressure is the most widely used and the most dependable… Like all sterilization processes, steam sterilization has some deleterious effects on some materials...”.
Since autoclaving is the most common form of sterilization, a good alternative to the environmentally damaging practice of waste incineration, and likely the method many of our customers are using, we tested the autoclavability of Whitney’s BIOHAZARD Bench-Top Keeper and BIOHAZARD Safe-Keeper.
The TubeCaddy is not a medical device, but is most closely similar to items classified as noncritical reusable medical equipment. According to the CDC, “virtually no risk has been documented for transmission of infectious agents to patients through noncritical items when they are used as noncritical items and do not contact non-intact skin and/or mucous membranes”. Other examples of noncritical reusable medical equipment / noncritical patient-care items are bedpans, blood pressure cuffs, crutches and computers.
To maintain compliance and safety for staff and patients in a variety of environments, it’s necessary to properly dispose of biohazard waste. This comprehensive guide will cover the different types of biohazard waste, along with the containers you should utilize for safe disposal.