Before Every Surgery - 'Take a TIME OUT(R)'

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 General News
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CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 2 Despite the implicit risks ofany surgical procedure, the devastating news of a medical mistake is everypatient or families worst nightmare. Everyday, millions of patients trustSurgical Teams to successfully handle their lives with the utmost care. Yetthe echo of media reports highlighting preventable mistakes consistentlyexemplifies the necessity for a TIME OUT(R).

Annually, more than 40 million patients are admitted for surgery at U.S.hospitals - with another 31 million undergoing outpatient procedures. In aneffort to ensure that every patient receives the correct surgery, nationalorganizations together with the Joint Commission on Accreditation ofHealthcare Organizations (JCAHO) designed a simple, three-step process toensure that the right surgery is performed on the right patient, every time(right person, right site and the right procedure).

Sandel Medical Industries, a recognized leader in patient and staff safety-- provides a complete array of Time Out safety products to support thisessential effort.

Refusing to accept avoidable mistakes, Sandel Medical Industries haslaunched the latest product in their TIME OUT family - the TIME OUTBeacon(TM).

The TIME OUT Beacon serves as a prominent reminder for every surgical teamto pause and implement the Time Out Protocol. The bright "safety" orangecotton beacon boldly displays TIME OUT(R) across the surface and is designedto be placed over the operative site, instrument tray, Mayo Stand, or backtable triggering the verification process. This unique reminder is justanother tool in the family of safety products, joining the TIME OUT Sleeve(TM)and TIME OUT Hood(TM).

Every Surgical Team can successfully implement this process, and ourtrademark orange color ensures it can never be neglected in the traditionalsurgical "sea of blue".

Although the goal of absolute safety may never be achieved, Sandel MedicalIndustries and its innovative safety products continue to support theelimination of costly medical errors.

For more information or to place an order call Toll Free 1-866-764-3327;www.sandelmedical.com. TIME OUT(R) is a registered trademark of Sandel MedicalIndustries, LLC. The color Orange is a trademark of Sandel Medical Industries,LLC.

This release was issued through WebWire(R). For more information visithttp://www.webwire.com.Press Release Contact Information: Lucy Reday Marketing Manager Sandel Medical Industries, LLC 818-534-2500 x537 Lreday@sandelmedical.com

SOURCE Sandel Medical Industries, LLC


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