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Archive February 2007 VIII, No. 2

Thinking of Buying...Fluid Waste Management Devices

Here's how to protect your staff and choose the system that's right for you.

Lindy Hockersmith, Contributing Editor


You have more choices than ever when it comes to purchasing devices that collect, contain and dispose of irrigants, blood and other fluids from your OR floors. Some are high-tech and high-priced, such as the closed systems that vacuum fluid from the floor and dispose of it into the sanitary sewer. Others are simpler and less expensive, such as suction mats, wicking devices and floor discs that sop up fluid. But how do you know which system is right for you? Read on as we sort through what's available.

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