The QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Flask acts as a sharps container, you should never attempt to open it and expose the contaminated blades. It can be disposed of with your other bio-hazard materials. Stericycle and Medpro Waste Disposal are examples of biohazard disposal companies.
No, in keeping with the principals of universal precautions, QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Cassettes and Singles are designed for single-use only. The scalpel blade cannot be removed once it is already contained in the cartridge, so it will not be possible to remove more blades with the same cartridge.
If the QLICKSMART® mounting bracket is not attached to a wall or flat surface it will be very difficult to remove. Please attach the mounting bracket to a wall or flat surface prior to trying to remove the QLICKSMART® Blade Removal Flask from the mounting bracket.
The QLICKSMART® mounting bracket can be attached using the adhesive backing or the anchors and screws included in the packaging.
Yes, for the QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Flask to be a one-handed safety device meeting the OSHA blood borne pathogen standard, the QLICKSMART® mounting bracket must be used. The QLICKSMART® mounting bracket is reusable.
Yes, all QLICKSMART® products allow for one-handed operation if used properly.
All QLICKSMART® safety devices help to minimize sharps injuries.
The QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Flask holds 100 blades and has a built-in visual counter that counts down from 100 with an automatic shut-off when the QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Flask is full.
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.Stericycle and Medpro Waste Disposal are examples of biohazard disposal companies.
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.
A separate bracket enables the QLICKSMART® Safety Blade Removal Flask to be mounted on a wall or on a horizontal surface, such as a table. The bracket item code is QBRGEN.
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.
No. Each QLICKSMART® BladeFLASK has been designed and tested to accept an approximate 100 blades. After the 100th blade has been removed, an auto shut-off gate will be activated (with the indicator shown as “FULL”) to prevent overfilling.