Yes, all QLICKSMART® products allow for one-handed operation if used properly.
All QLICKSMART® safety devices help to minimize sharps injuries.
All QLICKSMART® products must be disposed of as medical waste. QLICKSMART® BladeFLASK is a sharps container itself so you do not need to put it in another sharps container. Please follow your organization’s standard procedures for disposal of medical waste.
The QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Flask is used primarily in non-sterile environments unless an OR protocol allows for it. The QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Cassette, QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Single and QLICKSMART® Blade Needle Removal System can be purchased in sterile packaging.
You will hear an audible click which helps to confirm the proper removal of the blade.
QLICKSMART® products accommodate handle sizes 3, 3L, 4, 4L, 5, 6, 7, and 9. QLICKSMART® products are compatible with most brands of general surgery blades (#10, 11, 12, 12B, 15, 15C, 20-25). The QLICKSMART® products CANNOT be used with Beaver handles, safety scalpels or disposable plastic handles. Some brands of handles may not work well with QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Flask due to the shape and slope of the handle tang.
QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Cassette is designed for the sterile field, in which the average blade usage is three per procedure. Therefore, there are three cartridges in each QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Cassette to cater for most surgical procedures. If your procedure requires additional blades, the Blade Single can be added.
There is an IFU on the front of the QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Flask that should be followed to ensure proper use for blade removal. There are also special techniques associated with the Safety Blade Removal Cassette and Single, the red printing on the cartridge indicates the direction of which way the loaded scalpel should be inserted. MYCO Medical offers in-servicing and education sessions to learn the proper use for these products.
QLICKSMART® products are not made with natural rubber latex.
The process of activation, i.e. pushing the loaded scalpel into the cartridge, should always be single-handed. There is no need to hold onto the QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Cassette and Single during this stage. Two hands are required only when removing the scalpel handle from the device after the blade is already secured in the cartridge.
MYCO Medical currently utilizes a distribution-only sales model. Please contact your local distributor representative for product information and availability or reference the list of approved distributors on our website.
Premier, Vizient, and HealthTrust GPO contracts offer the QLICKSMART® products.