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  • Mark Kosinski

  • Professor, NYCPM
BladeFLASK

"...Thanks to whoever invented the Qlicksmart BladeFLASK. Sheer genuis. Several students are the Foot Clinics of New York (the training arm of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine) received minor lacerations while removing blades. They researched and then purchased the Qlicksmart BladeFLASK for their own use. Their professor saw the Qlicksmart BladeFLASK and introduced it at the Foot Clinics monthly Quality Assurance Meeting and the Infection Control Committee meeting. He reported that everyone was very impressed."

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  • Dr. Daryl Wall

  • Assoc. Prof of Surgery, PA Hospital
BladeFLASK

"It has been my great joy to have the privilege on observing Dr. Neville Henry and Dr. Michael Sinnott recognise the need for a safe scalpel blade detacher and then convert the need to an idea; the idea to a tool; the tool to a practice unit for all hospital staff to use easily and then these remarkable men ensured that their safety invention was made available to the world at low cost to the user.The BladeFLASK is now widely available in Emergency Departments, theatres and wards at public hospital throughout Australia.The equipment confirms completely to national standards of manufacture and service. The nursing and medical staff feel safer with the Qlicksmart BladeFLASK. "

  • Eleanor Carrigan

  • Nurse Advisor, Stada
SnapIT Lite

“I am a nurse advisor for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers and I had a patient who wanted to remain independent at home but had weakness in her hands and was unable to manage opening glass ampoules alone. I gave her an aluminum Snap It device and it enabled her to open the ampoule herself! She was really pleased to be able to manage it herself without requiring community nurses to do it for her.I also have another patient who told me his aluminium Snap It device is “worth more than money to me”!! He is a carer for his wife and had been experiencing problems opening the 5ml glass ampoules himself. He was led to believe there was no other option but I ordered a Snap it device for him. He is really happy with it and says he can manage setting up the infusions with no problems.”

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  • Ann Todkill

  • Clinical Nurse, PA Hospital
BladeFLASK

Several years ago now, I was in fear of potentially sustaining an injury and subsequent blood borne infection from manually removing contaminated scalpel blades, using an old pair of rejected, theatre artery forceps. My continual complaining (“whinging”) about the risks associated with such an inadequate practice, prompted my colleague, Dr Neville Henry to devise a rather crude but effective blade removing device. I was delighted, but he wasn’t, insisting that he could improve it, making it more user friendly and safer. This was the birth of the Qlicksmart Scalpel Blade Remover we know and confidently use today. I am extremely proud and honoured to have played a small part (albeit as a whinger), in the development of such a reliable, cost effective tool and I know, that once they are implemented into surgical areas, they will provide added protection to my fellow health care workers for years to come. “There had to be a better way & Qlicksmart is the better way.”

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  • John Kapeleris

  • Regional Commercialisation Director, AIC
BladeFLASK

“The scalpel blade industry is undergoing significant change. Scalpel blades are ubiquitous in hospitals and surgeries, but they present a danger to staff. With an increasing number of sharps and needle-stick injuries, medicos are now demanding scalpels with safety mechanisms. The problem with existing safety scalpels is that they don’t feel like “real scalpels”--they differ in terms of feel, weight and overall use. Because of this many surgeons are continuing to use conventional scalpels and scalpel blades, despite the risk of injury. QlickSmart’s safe scalpel removal system means that surgeons can continue to use conventional scalpels and scalpel blades without compromising their safety. The potential market for a safety scalpel technology is significant. The U.S. consumes around 130 million scalpel blades each year. Australia consumes around 9 million. Last year, there were approximately 600,000 to 800,000 sharps and needle-stick injuries in U.S. hospitals, which led to 1,400 HIV and Hepatitis infections. Apart from the emotional and psychological trauma for the people injured, each injury costs the US economy in excess of $500 in terms of lost work hours, reporting procedures and potential litigation.”

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  • Chris Taylor

  • Sales and Marketing Director, Swann-Morton Limited
BladeCASSETTE

We have been partnering Qlicksmart in the UK for just over 12 months yet our two companies have been sharing dialogue for many years. Qlicksmart's products provide an extension to your existing safety solutions and for part of our in-house training days which seek to reinforce Best Practice when handling sharps and in assisting with the reduction of sharps-related injuries within the workplace.The sterile BladeCASSETTE  can be taken into the operating theatre itself and used at the point of the procedure. These removers will also work with the Hexagonal Baron Handles which are preferred in many plastic and reconstructive procedures.

  • Eleanor Carrigan

  • Nurse Advisor, Stada
SnapIT

“I am a nurse advisor for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers and I had a patient who wanted to remain independent at home but had weakness in her hands and was unable to manage opening glass ampoules alone. I gave her an aluminum Snap It device and it enabled her to open the ampoule herself! She was really pleased to be able to manage it herself without requiring community nurses to do it for her.I also have another patient who told me his aluminium Snap It device is “worth more than money to me”!! He is a carer for his wife and had been experiencing problems opening the 5ml glass ampoules himself. He was led to believe there was no other option but I ordered a Snap it device for him. He is really happy with it and says he can manage setting up the infusions with no problems.”