The Mayo Stand is an integral ingredient for successful outcomes in any surgical procedure. The unique tray support enables the tray to be extended over the bed or table to hold instruments and supplies directly adjacent to the surgical site. This provides a work surface for the surgeon and nurse near to their work area. This thumb control style makes it easy to adjust the tray during seated procedures or when the foot pedal would be difficult to access due to the placement of the stand.
Due to the harsh environment of the operating room, it is important to know the material your mayo stand is constructed from. The material must stand up to cleaning and disinfecting between every case. Ensure you choose 304 grade stainless steel, as this one is made out of, to ensure your stand does not rust or corrode. This style is fully welded which ensure there are no cavities to collect unwanted substances, and also provides superior strength and longevity.
There are 2 different tray sizes available for this mayo stand. The trays are 304 grade stainless steel and easily remove for cleaning. The smallest is 12 5/8″ x 19 1/8″ which is used in small cases or where space is tight. The medium size is 16 1/4″ x 21 1/4″ and is the most popular size. It is a great balance between size and functionality. The reason for only 2 tray sizes is that due to the size and weight of any larger tray would make it difficult to adjust with your thumb.
Another unique feature of the mayo stand is its ability to slide under the base of any operating table. The profile of the feet is 3/8″ and enables the base to be slid right under the table and allow the tray to be directly adjacent to the surgical site.
The thumb operated control allows any nurse that is scrubbed in to adjust the stand. The button is rounded so it will not puncture the drape. To raise, simply lift up on the tray and stop at the desired height. The tray will remain at that height. To lower, simply support the tray, grasp the main post with your hand on the top side of the drape, and depress the button with your thumb Lower the tray to the desired height and release the button. The tray will stay at that level.
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