CARDINAL HEALTH LAUNCHES SMARTGOWN™ EDGE BREATHABLE SURGICAL GOWN WITH ASSIST™ INSTRUMENT POCKETS
SmartGown™ EDGE is the first pocketed surgical gown designed to help maintain instrument sterility and accessibility.
Cardinal Health announced the U.S. launch of its SmartGown™ EDGE Breathable Surgical Gown with ASSIST™ Instrument Pockets, created to provide surgical teams safe and convenient instrument access in the operating room. Exclusively available from Cardinal Health, the gown is designed to hold one recommended instrument per pocket during surgical procedures, helping to provide handling efficiency and enabling clinical teams to focus on delivering safe patient care.
SmartGown™ EDGE is made with chest pockets that can keep frequently used surgical instruments* within easy reach while surgeons and clinicians operate across complex sterile fields. The gown's unique pocketed design helps minimize potential contamination and unintentional instrument drops outside the sterile area. With SmartGown™ EDGE, surgical teams can store repeatedly used instruments* in the gown's pockets helping to reduce instrument handoffs or exchanges during a procedure, while promoting potential time savings and self-sufficiency.
The creation of SmartGown™ EDGE is a result of a collaboration with Cardinal Health, Mayo Clinic and co-inventors Joseph Dearani, M.D., Director of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Surgery and Salim Walji, M.D., retired Mayo Clinic cardiothoracic surgeon.
As the newest addition to the SmartGown™ portfolio, SmartGown™ EDGE is rated AAMI level 4 protection with the ability to resist high fluid exposure and blood-borne pathogens and is designed with unique breathable technology to keep surgical staff cool and comfortable.
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