CareFusion Announces New Clipvac® System for its Surgical Clippers
Designed Exclusively for CareFusion by Surgical Site Solutions, Inc.
Apr 1, 2014
SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2014 – CareFusion (NYSE:CFN), a leading global medical technology company, today announced availability of the ClipVac® hair removal system from Surgical Site Solutions, Inc., designed exclusively for a new innovative clipper handle from CareFusion.
The ClipVac system connects to CareFusion’s new surgical clippers and is designed to improve the current hair removal practice by using vacuum technology to capture hair clippings as the hair is cut at the source. The ClipVac system saves time by capturing an average of 98.5 percent of the hair and airborne contaminants at the source, reducing the need for a secondary process of clean up. Test data supports vacuum technology as a safe, highly effective and efficient alternative when hair removal is carried out in the surgical or ancillary setting.
“This exclusive ClipVac system design from Surgical Site Solutions continues to differentiate our surgical clippers in the industry,” said Jan Creidenberg, vice president and general manager of Infection Prevention at CareFusion. “The combination of our innovative new clippers and the ClipVac system promotes best practices for hair removal prior to surgery.”
CareFusion launched the next generation of the company’s industry-leading line of surgical clippers in 2013. The new clippers, developed in conjunction with clinicians who use these types of devices every day, are designed to dramatically improve ergonomic feel and performance and encourage proper hand position and application. The new clippers can also be used in wet or dry conditions. The refined, balanced design naturally promotes proper blade angles and the correct use of the clippers, which limits skin irritation for the patient as compared to traditional razors.
CareFusion Surgical Clippers and the ClipVac system will be on display in CareFusion booth 2019 and Surgical Site Solutions booth 1555 of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference & Expo being held March 30 – April 2 at the McCormick Place in Chicago.
About CareFusion Corporation
CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. The company develops industry-leading technologies including Alaris® infusion pumps and IV sets, MaxPlus® and MaxZero™ IV connectors and sets, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA®, LTV® series and AirLife® ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® products, MedMined® services for data mining surveillance, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs approximately 15,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.
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