Spectrum Surgical Attends the 52nd Annual AHRMM Conference

August 1st, 2014

Spectrum Surgical is pleased to announce the company will attend the 52nd Annual AHRMM Conference, August 3-6 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL.

Visit Spectrum/STERIS Specialty Services at booth 1311 where Spectrum will showcase their latest product innovations, repair service capabilities, surgical instruments, accessories, and educational offerings to attending healthcare supply chain professionals.

Feel free to visit the company website to view our online surgical instrument catalog.

Tips on Properly Inspecting Laparoscopic Instruments

June 19th, 2014

There a number of inspection points to examine on laparoscopic instruments. Overlooking the different areas can lead to costly repairs or replacements.

Listed below are some inspection points and tips:

  • If space is present between collar and insulation, the instrument needs to be re-insulated
  • Test the inner linkage for wear or fatigue
  • Inspect the shaft for nicks and cuts
  • Inspect teeth, jaws, grasper,  both sides of the hinge for bioburden
  • Inspect the aspiration needle of cracks and burrs
  • Inspect the hook and spatula for cracking and chipping
  • Inspect the tips and blades for burrs

Below is a before and after image of  jaws on a laparoscopic that needed replaced due to bioburden build-up:

laparoscopic bioburden jaw repair

laparoscopic bioburden jaw repair

For more tips and information on how to properly test and handle laparoscopic instruments, download our free guide.

All repair and maintenance requests can be shipped to the following:

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp.
Attn: Repair Center

4575 Hudson Drive
Stow, OH 44224-1725

Laparoscopic Instrument Repair Services

June 17th, 2014

Spectrum Surgical offers a range of laparoscopic repair and maintenance services to ensure the performance of your instrument in order to make patients safer.

When cleaning any laparoscopic instrument shaft, the cleaning brush must enter and completely exit to properly clean.

Below is a before and after picture of a laparoscopic shaft that was damaged:

laparoscopic shaft damage

laparoscopic shaft repair

For more tips and information on how to properly test and handle laparoscopic instruments, download our free guide.

All repair and maintenance requests can be shipped to the following:

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp.
Attn: Repair Center

4575 Hudson Drive
Stow, OH 44224-1725

Spectrum Surgical Attends IAHCSMM Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio

April 28th, 2014

Spectrum Surgical presents a range of educational experiences, products and services at this year’s IAHCSMM Annual Conference, May 4-7 in Columbus, Ohio. Spectrum will provide Central Service professionals learning opportunities, workshops and industrysurgical instrument repair resources.

Visit booth 504 and vehicle display booth 810.

Central Service technicians and managers will be presented with valuable hands-on learning experiences:

  • Comprehensive educational panels
  • Surgical instrument care and handling demonstrations by Spectrum representatives
  • Tours of the company’s on-location repair vehicles

Learn more information about our surgical instrument repair and on-location repair services.

Surgical Instrument Preventive Maintenance

March 26th, 2014

Derek Lashua, Marketing Director for Spectrum Surgical Instruments/STERIS Specialty Services, shares with Healthcare Purchasing News the benefits of taking a proactive approach to preventive maintenance of surgical assets.

“Spectrum has demonstrated that over time healthcare facilities experience reduced repair costs with instruments lasting longer when they are properly maintained,” said Lashua. “As hospitals gain an understanding of the financial aspects of a successful maintenance program, they are also able to more effectively address budgeting issues. Couple preventive maintenance with education and you further fortify the program resulting in increased patient safety, more satisfied surgeons and the reduced likelihood of readmissions due to hospital-acquired infections. It’s a win/win, with the additional benefit of a more knowledgeable and educated Sterile Processing and Surgery staff.”

Regularly monitoring surgical instrument performance for minor issues can also help facilities save money before major repairs are needed or the purchase of new instrument replacements.

Contact us to learn more about our preventive maintenance programs and lectures.