Technology | April 01, 2008

Kimberly-Clark Launches New Surgical Products Portfolio

Kimberly-Clark Health Care yesterday unveiled an expanded surgical products portfolio, including new surgical gowns, drapes and packs, at the 2008 AORN Congress March 30-April 3 in Anaheim, CA.

The company said the new portfolio was due to customers asking for reliable and cost-effective surgical gowns and drapes for use during shorter duration and lower fluid procedures. Kimberly-Clark has organized its gowns, drapes and packs into three performance classes for different types of procedures.

The company said new KC100 line offers reliable, cost-effective sterile and non-sterile protection for everyday use during lower-fluid, shorter procedures. KC 100 Surgical Gowns are designed to meet industry performance standards and feature SMS fabric for barrier protection, choice of sizes, set-in sleeves and hook-and-loop closures.

The KC 200 line delivers a balance of properties to keep healthcare workers protected and comfortable for use during a wide range of surgical procedures. KC 200 Surgical Gowns meet AORN standards for fluid, flame and lint resistance and are made with comfortable SMS fabric that protects from blood strikethrough. Raglan or set-in sleeves are available with reinforced or non-reinforced fabric.

The KC 300 line offers best-in-class protection in the OR, the company said. The ULTRA and MICROCOOL gowns protect wearers during longer, more invasive and fluid-intensive procedures. KC 300 Gowns feature optimum balance of properties for comfort, fluid, flame and lint resistance, as well as optional SECURE-FIT technology to reduce surgical glove slip-down. In addition the maker said MICROCOOL gowns offer breathable impervious fabric providing the highest level of protection, while keeping the wearer cool.

In addition to gowns and drapes, K-C�s surgical bundle offers a range of solutions, including the Kimberly-Clark Patient Warming System, InteguSeal Microbial Sealant and Sterilization Wrap, as well as educational resources and in-depth account support.

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