SAFETY SOLUTIONS FOR SURGICAL SCALPEL BLADES

Blade Management System

Blade Management System

In line with our pro-active development program, and complementary to our world renowned Safety Scalpels, Medi-Safe Surgicals has launched MS Blade Management System – the ‘all-in-one’ revolution in OR scalpel safety!

Medi-Safe Surgicals’ MS Blade Management System “all-in-one” cartridge system provides the weight and feel of a traditional scalpel handle WITH the added safety features of a surgical safety scalpel. This is the first safety cartridge device that uses a standard scalpel handle that attaches directly to the surgical blade. This means that hospitals can convert with ease, as there is no requirement to purchase a purpose designed scalpel handle, resulting in significant cost savings.

The all-in-one system:

  • Allows for effortless, completely safe attachment of standard surgical blade to No3 stainless steel scalpel handle.
  • Features a protective sliding sheath ensuring accident free handling.
  • Easy to detach blade contained in cartridge for safe disposal.

Enjoy peace of mind with Medi-Safe Surgicals Blade Management System. With proper use of the all-in-one system, together with adherence to your particular OR protocol, accidental injuries from contaminated sharps could be eliminated in the OR.

  • Designed and made in South Africa
  • Meets OSHA needle stick safety & prevention guidelines
  • Competitively priced
  • BMS and Blade Management System are TM

Advanced features:

  • Zero blade movement because the blade attaches directly to the handle.
  • Protective sheath protects blade:
    • when handling
    • when not in use
    • during disposal
  • Sheath fully exposes blade when in use, with intuitive lock, which prevents forward movement of the sheath during procedures.
  • Simple detachment of blade after use.
  • Cost saving – no separate blade removing device required.
  • Sterile and ready for use.
  • Can be used with preferred scalpel handle. Compatible with many well known standard handle brands.
  • Compatible with both stainless steel and carbon steel surgical blades.
  • Packaged in two different formats:
    1. Cartridge pre-assembled with high quality stainless steel blade – a convenient time saving solution.
    2. Cartridge without blade, to accommodate fitting of blade of choice, especially important when a carbon steel blade is preferred.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

  • Some manufacturers have moved away from the standard scalpel handle dimensions. Please contact us should your preferred handle not fit our system and we will recommend a suitable alternative.

Instructions for use

A. SUPPLIED READY FOR USE, WITH STAINLESS STEEL BLADE:

Remove from packaging.
(Sterile only if package is NOT opened, damaged or broken.Intended for single use only. Do NOT re-sterilise)

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ATTACHING THE MS+BLADE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  1. Insert scalpel handle (B) into the back end of the Blade Management System (A) Ensure the handle is turned in the correct direction so as to engage into the blade, as with typical blade loading.
  2. Push handle (B) forward – it will be guided towards the blade (C) and will engage the blade. NOTE – the surgical blade will attach to the handle exactly as a blade would attach directly to a standard scalpel handle.
  3. Push the handle fully forward until a loud ‘click’ is heard. Check VISUALLY to ensure the blade is attached. If the blade is properly attached the handle cannot be pulled out of the cartridge.

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EXPOSING THE BLADE

 

  • Place thumb on sheath clip (D).
    Pull back with slight downward force to expose blade for use. Use forefinger to assist if required, by placing forefinger behind ridge (E) and thumb on clip (D). Pull sheath backwards towards rear of the scalpel handle as far as it will go. Apply slight force to lock (F) to prevent movement of sheath during a procedure. Only required if grip is solely on sheath and a stabbing force is applied.

 

CLOSING THE SHEATH AND COVERING THE BLADE

 

  • Place thumb behind sheath clip (D), push forward until a loud click is heard and felt. Visually confirm the sheath has fully covered the surgical blade.
  • Repeat process as required, during use and passing.

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ETACHING MS+BLADE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    1. A. One handed method (right hand only)
      Hold scalpel in right hand with blade pointing away from your body and with sharp edge facing right. With thumb on sheath clip (D) and forefinger on blade-removing lever (H), push down and forward simultaneously. (Note-the lever pushes back of blade out and away from the handle). Blade Management System will eject from the handle with used blade safely housed within the sheath.B. Two handed method (ambidextrous)
      Hold scalpel handle in either hand with blade pointing away from your body and with sharp edge facing right. With right hand thumb on blade-removing lever (H) and left hand thumb on sheath clip (D) push down and forward simultaneously. Blade Management System will safely eject from handle with blade safely housed in cartridge.

SHARPS DISPOSAL

  1. This may be done directly from the scalpel handle into a sharps safety container.

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

Surgical blades and handles vary in dimension, one to another. If you experience any difficulty attaching the blade to a handle, proceed as follows: Follow the instructions for attaching the cartridge and observe as the handle tip enters the blade opening then apply small manipulations to the handle and the BMS cartridge in order to engage blade to the handle. Once the blade is successfully engaged push the handle fully forward as per point A3.

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