In surgical facilities and operating rooms, glass ampoules are constantly opened by nurses, anesthesiologists, and doctors in order to perform the necessary procedures. Anywhere from ten to a hundred ampoules can be opened in the span of days, depending on the facility’s size and scope. Each time a healthcare provider opens a glass ampoule however, they run the risk of getting a sharps injury and unwanted exposure to the drugs inside. This is especially true if the medical staff open the glass ampoules traditionally by using their hands or if they use substandard ampoule openers in the market – which do not allow for 100% hands-free operation.
Whether by direct experience or by being warned, this creates anxiety among the medical staff when it comes to opening glass ampoules. This cause of stress is simply unnecessary.
How can you avoid sharps injuries?
Our line of ampoule openers give users peace of mind by making it easy, quick, and completely safe to open glass ampoules any time. AO Ampoule Opener and AO+ Ampoule Opener have an impressive array of features (click here to see a full competitive comparison).
- Completely eliminate injuries from broken glass
- Reduce unnecessary exposure to ampoule contents and drugs
- Avoid the risk of costly spillage
- Enable easy tracking of ampoules and syringes
- Radically limit needle stick injury when changing needles or when extracting drugs from an ampoule
The AO and AO+ give surgical staff total peace of mind by offering complete protection from sharps injuries when working with glass ampoules.
If you would like to get a sense of how our openers function, click on any of the videos on the right to view the aspects of safety in our designs. Go to the video section at top of home page for longer versions of the videos for greater details.
If you’d like to get a sense of how our AO+ Ampoule Opener works please watch the video below.
To see how the AO+ helps prevent occupational hazards, please watch the video below on needlestick injury prevention.