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Hill-Rom Innovations Make Surgical Procedures Safer, More Efficient

BOSTON, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), is exhibiting this week at AORN 2017, hosting educational seminars and demonstrations on the impact of surgical patient positioning on skin and nerve pressure-related injuries, and displaying its latest technologies and solutions for the Operating Room (OR).

"Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions has been introducing innovations – from Integrated Table Motion for robotic surgery and specialty operating tables for spinal procedures to new scalpel options – that are helping surgical teams work more efficiently and safely," said Dr. Dirk Ehlers, president, Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions. "Leveraging our deep clinical expertise, we are pleased to be sharing our knowledge and expertise at AORN 2017 with the more than 600 OR nurses attending our seminar on preventing retained surgical items."

Hill-Rom Technologies at AORN 2017: Safer, More Efficient Surgeries

  • The new Bard Parker® line of SafeSwitch™ weighted disposable handles offers surgeons a hands-free way to safely pass and disarm surgical blades during and after a procedure. SafeSwitch offers the convenience of compatibility with a wide range of blades and sizes, expanding Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions' full range of surgical tools to fit a variety of needs and preferences.
  • Integrated Table Motion seamlessly combines the da Vinci Xi, Intuitive Surgical's latest robotic-assisted surgical system, and Hill-Rom's advanced operating table, the TruSystem® 7000dV, to allow surgeons and anesthesiologists the real-time ability to reposition the operating table with the surgical robotic arms docked. This surgical advancement addresses the need for operating room efficiency by maximizing access, exposure and reach during a robotic-assisted surgical procedure.
  • iLED® 7 Surgical Light interprets conditions during a surgical case to provide optimal lighting conditions in the OR at all times, automatically adapting and eliminating the need for manual adjustment. This revolutionary OR lighting technology enables personnel to function efficiently throughout a procedure.
  • The Allen® Advance Table is designed for complex surgical procedures, and offers radiolucency through the whole working length of the table. For surgeries that require the patient to be re-positioned from supine to prone or vice versa while still anesthetized, it rotates a complete 360°.

Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions Educational Opportunities at AORN
Included in the Continuing Education (CE) sessions available at AORN 2017 is Hill-Rom's Patient Positioning: Preventing Skin and Nerve Pressure Injuries, which incorporates the Hill-Rom surgical table and positioning accessory portfolios, and aligns with the new 2017 AORN Patient Positioning Guidelines. In addition, Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions is sponsoring a patient positioning lab at which nurses can practice proper positioning techniques with Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions equipment. Nurses will rotate through lateral, lithotomy and bariatric positioning techniques on the TruSystem® 7000 Surgical Table, and prone techniques on Allen® Advance Table.

Hill-Rom is exhibiting and conducting its seminars at AORN booth number 919.

About Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health care providers in more than 100 countries, across all care settings, by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency and Respiratory Health. Hill-Rom's people, products and programs work towards one mission: Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers. Visit for more information.


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