SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

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March 22, 2011 13:28 ET

Medline Shines Spotlight on Innovative Surgical Products at 58th Annual AORN Congress

Booth Demonstrations and Education Highlights New Surgical Retractors, Sponge Counting and Detection, Patient Warming and Surgical Mesh Technologies

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Looking to bring innovative technologies into the O.R., Medline Industries, Inc. will be showcasing new surgical retractors, tissue adhesive and patient warming products at the 58th Annual Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Congress now in session in Philadelphia, PA. 

Among the products Medline will demonstrate at its booth (#3408) during the three-day exhibition:

  • Surgical mesh biomaterials MotifMESH® and VitaMESH® for the repair and reinforcement of hernia and other fascial defects requiring additional support of a non-absorbable implant during and after wound healing
  • The ReeTrackt series of ultra-low profile disposable soft-tissue surgical retractors. They are designed to allow improved access to the surgical field, minimize tissue damage and avoid secondary electrosurgical burns
  • The PerfecTemp OR table pad, which uniquely incorporates both pressure-reducing high-tech material to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers and a warming system to combat hypothermia
  • The ClearCount SmartSponge® System -- a simple and effective solution for preventing retained sponges in surgery.

The Medline team is also demonstrating its Medline University, its fast-growing free online clinical education resource. Medline University offers 186 free continuing education credits covering a broad healthcare curriculum, including Infection Control, Incontinence, Respiratory Care, Long-Term Care Administration and Nursing; Home Care, Legal Aspects of Nursing and Safety.

Medline is posting booth activity updates from the congress on its AORN blog site at

About Medline Industries, Inc. 

Medline, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals, extended-care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline has more than 900 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest-growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities and on-staff clinicians.

Medline has a growing network of 32 distribution centers around the country, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 200 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.

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