Ki-San - Hospital Grade Disinfectant

TGA listed Ki-San is now available from DB Health in a ready to use 2-in-1 solution, latest 5th generation disinfectant cleaner for hard surfaces, especially high contact areas, which kills 99.99% of most harmful bacteria and viruses including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 - for COVID-19 claim ARTG No. 367530) virus, Murine hepatitis, Norovirus, Adenovirus, Influenza A (H1N1), Escherichia coli (E coli), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus vulgaris & Staphylococcus aureus (Golden Staph).
Ki-San, a water based, non-flammable and non-toxic formulation, will not harm or damage fabrics, plastic, metals, rubber or other surfaces and is suitable for all transport, commercial, industrial, institutional, health services, military and any essential services industries.  
New on NSW Health Contract HSBP-HC19-439
To find out more information on Ki-San please visit our product page.

Amended 24/4/23

HEINE VisionPro Laryngoscope

New HEINE visionPRO video laryngoscope
When securing the respiratory tract, every single second counts. Good visibility is essential for rapid intubation. HEINE Optotechnik, the medtech manufacturer known around the world for its durable, high-quality direct laryngoscopes, is now unveiling its first-ever video laryngoscope. As is typical of HEINE, the instrument offers cleverly designed functionality in a superbly solid finish. The new display guarantees outstanding visibility during intubation. The modular design and smooth and easy-to-clean surfaces make hygienic reprocessing easier. In the interest of sustainability, the visionPRO video laryngoscope’s disposable blades are made from upcycled material.
Video laryngoscopes can shorten the time it takes to secure the respiratory tract. In a study[i], it was shown that the first-pass success (FPS) rate for endotracheal intubation with a video laryngoscope was 91.5%, while the corresponding success rate for intubation with a regular laryngoscope was only 67.7%. What’s more, the video laryngoscope has a lower injury rate and has been shown to provide a better view of the glottis than the standard direct laryngoscopy procedure[ii].
A clear view in the larynx area
If intubation is to be quick and accurate, nothing is more important than having the best view of the vocal cord anatomy. The transflective HEINE allBRIGHT display shows a bright and sharp image of the working area, even in very bright ambient light. Colours appear true to life. The portrait format provides the intubator with an extra-large field of view that can capture an extensive section of the relevant anatomy. So, all in all, the instrument provides the best conditions for securing the respiratory tract without delay.
Time is money when it comes to reprocessing
During the development of the visionPRO video laryngoscope, special emphasis was placed on the ability to swiftly and easily reprocess the instrument to ensure maximum patient safety. Thanks to the modular design – comprising the display, handle and blade – the individual components can be handled separately. The handle is designed to be compatible with wipe-down disinfection, immersion disinfection and low-temperature sterilization, while the display can undergo gentle hygienic reprocessing procedures. The visionPRO video laryngoscope also employs HEINE smoothSURFACE technology which allows the instrument to be cleaned quickly, easily and reliably on site so it’s ready for the next patient. The disposable blade can simply be wiped down and disposed of after intubation.
Disposable blades – made from upcycled plastic
HEINE visionPRO laryngoscope blades are disposable. To reduce environmental pollution, HEINE manufactures the disposable blades from plastic obtained from old refrigerators and recycled in a controlled manner. ‘We first used this upcycled plastic to make our otoscope tips,’ explained Timo Martin, HEINE’s CEO. ‘We thought to ourselves: Why can’t we use it to make disposable blades too? We are very proud of the result, because by using this raw material we can offer a superior instrument all while saving the environment from over 200 tons of carbon emissions per year in the first year alone’.

The visionPRO video laryngoscope is available now in Australia from DB Health, visit our product page to find out more

[i] Thomas C Mort, Barbara H Braffett (2015), Conventional Versus Video Laryngoscopy for Tracheal Tube Exchange: Glottic Visualization, Success Rates, Complications, and Rescue Alternatives in the High-Risk Difficult Airway Patient , Anesthesia & Analgesia: August 2015 - Volume 121 - Issue 2 - p 440-448, DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000825  
[ii] S R Lewis, A R Butler,  J Parker , T M Cook , O J Schofield-Robinson, A F Smith (2017), Video laryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for adult patients requiring tracheal intubat
ion: a Cochrane Systematic Review, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Volume 119, ISSUE 3, P369-383, September 01, 2017, DOI: