A non-magnetic instrument drape designed to keep instruments from falling off the sterile field while providing a neutral zone for the hands-free transfer of sharps.
- Distinctive in its bright orange color, easily recognizable and ideal for use as a neutral zone
- Non-magnetic, non-slip design will help hold instruments where you place them
- Can be cut and placed in two locations
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The CDC estimates that each year 384,000 needlesticks and other sharps-related inuries are sustained by hospital - based healthcare personnel; and average of 1,000 sharps injuries per day.
Using a Neutral Zone for hands-free passing helps surgeons and nurses avoid touching instruments at the same time.