Orbis Flying Eye Hospital delivers donated STATIM 5000s to El Salvador and Indonesia
Trusted sterilizer for expensive Lasik, PRK and cataract instruments, STATIM 5000s are used and recognized around the world for their speed and reliability.
TORONTO, CANADA - SciCan, a full-spectrum infection control solutions provider, donated two of its STATIM 5000 cassette autoclaves to support the work of Orbis International, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in developing countries to save sight worldwide.
With one sterilizer delivered to Indonesia, and another to El Salvador, SciCan is providing cutting-edge technology in sterilization to medical professionals in these developing countries.
Already familiar with the STATIM’s reliability, (aboard Orbis’s converted DC-10 Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), STATIM is the cornerstone of the instrument sterilization program) the Orbis team was determined to establish best-of-class infection control practices by delivering these STATIMs to a hospital in Surabaya, Indonesia and another in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Since post-operative infections can cause tremendous complications in ophthalmology, eye surgeons look to STATIM technology to be certain their instruments are effectively reprocessed from the start.
Eye surgeons around the world rely on the STATIM 5000 cassette sterilizer. Beyond its demonstrated reputation for reliability, the 5000 is a trusted sterilizer for expensive Lasik, PRK and cataract instruments.
El Salvador hospital’s first surgical instrument sterilizer
In a modest August 2012 ceremony held in a boardroom at the Hospital Nacional de Niños Benjamín Bloom in San Salvador, El Salvador, doctors and staff gratefully accepted a donated STATIM 5000, the facility’s first surgical instrument sterilizer. This was part of an ongoing effort by Orbis International to prevent and treat blindness through hands-on training, public health and education, improved access to quality eye care, and partnerships with local health care organizations not only in South America, but all over the world.
Three-week skills exchange in Indonesia
Earlier in the year, in March, Orbis completed a three-week Flying Eye Hospital skills-exchange program at Dr. Soetomo Teaching Hospital in Surabaya, Indonesia. SciCan donated another STATIM 5000 to this hospital while the Orbis team worked with local doctors, nurses and other eye care professionals covering the leading causes of treatable and preventable blindness including cataract, childhood blindness, corneal and retinal diseases.
Founded in 1957, SciCan has over 50 years of experience in the healthcare market. With roots in the distribution of high quality German medical products, SciCan developed and produced its first internationally recognized infection control innovation by the mid 1980’s. Through a sustained legacy of growth and expansion, SciCan is an infection control leader in the fields of Dental, Ophthalmology, and Endoscopy in over 100 countries around the world. To learn more about SciCan, please visit www.scican.com.