MUNDELEIN, Ill., Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From products to combat hypothermia and a new face mask that inactivates flu viruses to innovative surgical gloves, to new educational programs designed to empower operating room (OR) teams, Medline Industries, Inc. is introducing a number of innovative OR solutions designed to improve OR safety at this week's OR Manager Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
"Preventing medical errors and improving the quality of care is our paramount goal," said Kim Haines, RN, certified OR Nurse, vice president of clinical resources for Medline. "Through extensive customer insights, research and new technologies, we have developed several new solutions to help medical staff improve patient safety and outcomes."
Among the new products and programs Medline (Booth #301) will introduce and demonstrate at the OR Manager Show this week are:
About Medline's OR Solutions
Medline started as an OR solutions provider more than 100 years ago when the company's founder got his start in health care by making surgeon gowns and was the innovator responsible for changing OR gowns from white to blue to reduce the glare from OR lights. Since then, Medline has built an entire suite of OR solutions that focus on solving the critical problems that cost hospitals more money, including a comprehensive line of drapes and gowns, surgical procedure trays, wrong-site and staff safety solutions, surgical gloves and instrument sterilization products.
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care dealers and retailers. Recently named one of the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.
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