Confidence in surgeon-focused design

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THE DIFFERENCE IS

PUTTING PRECISION
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THE DIFFERENCE IS

PUTTING PRECISION
TO WORK


Comfort and versatility comes with thousands of instrument combinations

As a surgeon, you deal with lots of complex situations. That’s why the instruments you use should be highly functional, easy to use and easy on your hands. Snowden-Pencer™ Ergonomic Modular Laparoscopic Instruments are designed with surgeons for surgeons for the ideal balance of function, strength and design—with a focus on ergonomics, durability and flexibility. Our portfolio of instruments have a unique modular design, featuring over 125 jaw patterns, that offers thousands of combinations to meet the standards and needs of surgeons across multiple specialties. That’s the difference of confidence in surgeon-focused design.

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Made for the eyes, mind and hands of surgeons

Our minimally invasive instruments are designed in collaboration with surgeons, ensuring that every aspect is carefully considered to exceed the standards of the skilled individuals using them to help improve the lives of patients.

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Experts from around the globe describe the intersection between patient and healthcare worker safety, focusing on techniques to improve both occupational and public health.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Describe the current global impact of bloodborne disease
  • Describe occupational exposure incidents for needlesticks and sharps injuries
  • Define safety as a function of focus for both patient and health worker, to reduce overall bloodborne disease
  • Provide guidance on the importance of prevention programs including use of safer medical devices, immunization/vaccination programs, and safe clinical practices
  • Illustrate an effective pathway for reporting exposure incidents and injuries
  • Define processes for post-exposure medical treatment and prophylaxis
  • Share global experiences from key stakeholders responsible for sharps safety and public health programs around the world

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Designed for form, function and comfort

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Challenge

Lack of ergonomics
Surgeons have endured using laparoscopic instruments designed with little to no ergonomics. The result has been an increased prevalence of neuromuscular or arthritic symptoms.2

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Measuring pressure points
An ergonomic handle study was performed to compare the Snowden-Pencer™ Ergonomic Ring Handle to traditional ring-handle instruments.

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Results

Reduced hand fatigue
The study provided a deeper understanding of the impact and magnitude that contact pressure caused by the grip surface of an instrument’s handle can have on a surgeon’s hand.3

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BD is a market leader in hospital products that can reduce the incidence of sharps injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Patient safety has been a focus of BD innovation for years, not only in the United States but also around the world. Working closely with organizations like the International Safety Center (EPINet) is an important part of our efforts to keep patients and workers safe.

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Comprehensive, personalized support

The Snowden-Pencer™ Portfolio is supported by quality guarantees and services to ensure you are satisfied with your instrument performance.

  • Accumulated sales order (ASO) program—allows for customized packaging configurations, on-site unpacking assistance and flexibility with delivery
  • Trial evaluation—lets facility staff try out surgical instrumentation before purchase to compare for efficiency and ease of use
  • Lifetime protection—safeguarding your investment with a full-service one-year warranty and a lifetime manufacturer defect warranty

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Crafted with quality

In 1951, Snowden-Pencer™ introduced a surgical revolution by being the first to craft instruments with tungsten carbide inserts, providing superior performance and longevity. Innovating for decades, the first ergonomic instrument portfolio launched in 2008. Although technology has progressed, our instruments still have a handcrafted component, speaking to our attention to every detail.

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360° rotation knob is effectively sized, contoured and located to enable easy instrument rotation.

360° rotation knob is effectively sized

360° rotation knob is effectively sized

360° rotation knob is effectively sized

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Modular and versatile

There is an elegance to how surgeons set out their instruments—thoughtfully selected and laid out for the specific procedure being performed. Snowden-Pencer™ Ergonomic Modular Laparoscopic Instruments are designed with the timed choreography and highly customized needs of surgery in mind. Each of the three components is modular—handle style, shaft diameter and jaw pattern—yet work together perfectly as one unified instrument.

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3 shaft types
3 mm available in 24- and 36-cm lengths; 5 and 10 mm available in 36- and 45-cm lengths

Over 125 jaw patterns
Including clamps, dissectors, graspers, needle holders, and reusable and reposable scissors

Truly interchangeable
All handles fit all 3-, 5- and 10- mm inserts

6 handle types
Ring handles available with or without integrated ratchet mechanism; in-line and pistol-grip handles available with or without rotation knob

Modular design
Assembly and disassembly is quick and intuitive, allowing for easy inspection during cleaning to help support sterility initiatives



So many possibilities

The modular nature of the extensive Snowden-Pencer™ Portfolio allows you to assemble individual instruments highly tailored to your surgical needs. We offer one of the largest selections of jaw patterns on the market, which can help you standardize instrumentation across multiple specialties while enabling a uniform surgical tray with the same ergonomic handle.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities

BD is a market leader in hospital products that can reduce the incidence of sharps injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Patient safety has been a focus of BD innovation for years, not only in the United States but also around the world. Working closely with organizations like the International Safety Center (EPINet) is an important part of our efforts to keep patients and workers safe.

Safety syringes and needles >>
Hazardous drug safety >>
Infection prevention >>

Hospitals and healthcare facilities

BD is a market leader in hospital products that can reduce the incidence of sharps injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Patient safety has been a focus of BD innovation for years, not only in the United States but also around the world. Working closely with organizations like the International Safety Center (EPINet) is an important part of our efforts to keep patients and workers safe.

Safety syringes and needles >>
Hazardous drug safety >>
Infection prevention >>

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REFERENCES
1.

Park A, Lee G, Seagull FJ, Meenaghan N, Dexter D. Patients benefit while surgeons suffer: an impending epidemic. J Am Coll Surg. 2010;210(3):306-313.

2.

Gofrit ON, Mikahail AA, Zorn KC, Zagaja GP, Steinberg GD, Shalhav AL. Surgeons’ perceptions and injuries during and after urologic laparoscopic surgery. Urology. 2008;71(3):404-407.

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Grip ergonomics study: CareFusion data (DSS 122744-01 [VM-05-001]).

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