March 26, 2014
An introduction to single-use instruments and procedure packs in ophthalmic surgery.
Malosa Medical can show you how single-use instruments and packs save time and money, while improving clinical care.
Improve efficiency, save money
Imagine having everything that is needed for a procedure, from instruments and cannulæ to drapes and swabs, in one throwaway pack. Now think of the time that this would save in the operating theatre - nothing needs to be checked, packed and traced. If single-use packs allow just one extra procedure to be performed per list the annual cost savings can be in the tens of thousands of pounds.
Eliminate reprocessing and damage, save money
With centralised sterile services, ophthalmic departments can no longer control the care of their delicate, expensive instruments. This extra element in the chain leads to increased damage rates and losses, as well as the increased cost of re-sterilising instruments.
Single-use opthalmic instruments eliminate the risk of loss and damage, and the cost of reprocessing.
Improve patient safety, eliminate risk, and tell your patients
The risk of Prion protein transfer on sterile, used instruments is very real. Single-use instruments for ophthalmic surgery are brand new every time; there is zero risk of cross-contamination. This should be advertised to patients as a selling point – what would your choice be if you were the patient?
Lower environmental impact?
Single-use ophthalmic instruments may sound like an environmental pressure, but when the life-cycle of a reusable instrument is considered - the cost of transportation to and from the sterilising centre; the huge amounts of energy and chemicals used in reprocessing - this may not be the case.
With single-use instruments the only waste is the instrument itself. There is no associated environmental issue and the steel is available for recycling.
Malosa are a wholly British owned operation. Our manufacturing, labour, and health & safety standards are based on British accepted practices. The average pay of our workforce in China is over 3 times the China National minimum wage. We do not employ anyone under the age of eighteen.
Our company strives to be the example of ethical overseas instrument manufacture.
All Malosa instruments undergo a 12 point QC check at the manufacturing facility. They are then brought to the UK where they undergo a further check and are cleaned to clinical standards, before being packed in our Class 7 clean roomand sent for sterilisation. Malosa packs and instruments are sterilised with a low energy cold process using Ethylene Oxide.
This is what our users say
Professor Dan Reinstein MD MA(Cantab) FRCSC DABO FRCOphth – The London Vision Clinic
“We have been extremely happy with the quality of Malosa’s instruments; one huge pleasure of using single-use instruments is that every single time you operate you are using a ‘new instrument’ - no more bent tips!”
Mr Neil Johnson FRCOphth, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Anglian Community Eye Service (ACES)
“Setting up our independent ophthalmic centre was made so much easier by using Malosa single-use instruments. This is clearly the way forward in ensuring patient safety while providing an efficient and cost effective solution”
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