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Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Exhibitors join in promoting patient safety

Wherever you walk through the exhibit areas at this year's Annual Meeting, you'll see the familiar AAOS "Patient Safety Is No Accident" logo. In response to the Academy's patient safety initiatives, several exhibitors have made a commitment to focus on patient safety in their technology, sales briefings, and instructions.

A complete list of companies participating as this section went to print is shown below:

Company   Booth#
AESCULAP, INC.   1631
German Society for Safety in Medicine award for OrthoPilot Navigation System.
AIM - MEDICAL   2623
Encouraging patients to practice preventive medicine and take responsibility for their health.
ARGOMEDICAL AG   3643
An understandable manual and specially adapted exercise program for shoulder surgery patients.
ARISTAR INC.   3579
Electronic prescribing, macro-driven surgical scheduling and digital documentation systems.
BONE BANK ALLOGRAFTS   2720
Screening techniques to reduce the incidence of hepatitis and HIV.
CEDARON MEDICAL, INC. 347   347
Software for patient management, oiutcomes, and patient safety occurrence reporting.
ENCORE MEDICAL   341
Surgical techniques and device aspects that enhance patient safety.
ETRAUMA   3161
Continual running of public service announcements.
EXSCRIBE, INC.   3070
Helps ensure complete, accurate, accessible charts and patient information.
FRANKLIN & SEIDELMANN   2439
MRI Technologist Manual created for orthopaedic practices with in-office MRI.
GARRETT MEDICAL SYSTEMS   2718
"Hands-on" demonstrations of effective surgical and hand hygiene techniques.
GETINGE/MAQUET   2339
Software that guides the surgical team in set-up of surgical table and patient positioning.
HAYES MEDICAL   3269
Surgical protocols and staff providing direct training.
HENRY SCHEIN,INC   4647
Orthopaedic soft goods that provide increased postoperative patient safety.
HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA, INC.   4333
Interactive CD-ROM on MRI safety.
HOLMED CORPORATION   4301, 4302
Demonstrations and technique pamphlets for two surgical products.
INNOVATIVE MEDICAL PRODUCTS   213, 215
Products for preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative patient benefit and surgical outcomes.
KARL STORZ SPORTS MEDICINE   931
Detailed sterilization guidelines in all product literature.
KMEDIC   2239
Display and literature on spinal punch with features to reduce risk of infection.
LIFENET   1947
Virtual tour from donor screening through testing and processing.
LINVATEC CORP.   3861
Demonstrations on dangers of reusing single-use surgical devices.
MEDINOTES CORPORATION   3287
Software that delivers legible prescriptions, identifies possible drug interactions.
MISYS HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS   3373
Personalized demonstration of electronic medical records system.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC NURSES (NAON)   130
"Handle with Care" campaign; Nurses for a Healther Tomorrow American
NEMCOMED   2811
Retractors that improve surgeon visibility and protect ligamenture integrity.
NUTRAMAX LABORATORIES, INC.   4623
Education on joint health supplements.
ORTHOPEDIC DESIGNS, INC.   3242, 3243
How to increase rotational stability to enhance patient safety.
OSTEOTECH, INC.   2045
Take-away material for office use discussing allograft tissue safety.
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY   1241
"Tips & Tricks" and "Technique Precautions" as well as surgical pearls to assure successful outcomes.
PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS, INC.   4029
Cryotherapy without entangling electrical cords and tubes.
PROVATION MEDICAL   3281
Automated physician documentation of appropriate medication doseages, outcome related data reports.
QUANTUM MEDICAL IMAGING, LLC   4653, 4655
Built-in patient safety systems, including an anti-collision mechanism.
REGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES   1143
Extra safety for allografts with an additional sterilization process.
REGENT MEDICAL   2614
Gloves that alert you if there is a puncture.
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS   1231
Products that reduce dose, decrease procedure time, increase patient comfort.
SYNVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.   1837
Bone resection safety in traditional and minimally invasive joint replacement procedures.
TELEVOX SOFTWARE   3379
Technology that delivers patient safety reminders to patients, via telephone or e-mail.

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