A medical supply such as an operating room towel, laparotomy sponge,
gauze pad, bandage, or swab with radio frequency detectable material
which eliminates the need for re-entry into a patent after operating
in situations where medical supplies are missing. The patent can
be easily scanned with a handheld scanner to determine if the medical
supply was accidentally left inside the patient. If no RF detectable
material is observed, unnecessary re-entry into the patient is prevented.
The radio frequency detectable material is incorporated into the
medical supply as a tag, in the handle, as a handle, stitched to
the medical supply, woven into the medical supply, or sewn into
a seam in the medical supply. An identifier on the medical supply
indicates that the medical supply is an RF detectable medical supply.
In addition to preventing unnecessary re-entry, scanning for RF
detectable material is much safer than scanning for x-ray detectable
A packaging material is formed by a substrate, and an inner sealing
layer comprising a polyolefin layer and an aqueous dispersion-type
polyester resin layer successively disposed on the substrate. The
aqueous dispersion-type amorphous polyester resin layer contains
an anionic surfactant or an amphoteric surfactant and is substantially
free from an organic solvent having a boiling point of at most 100.degree.
C. The thus-formed packaging material is excellent in aroma-retentivity,
aroma non-adsorptivity, particulate non-adhesion, low residual solvent
and sealability. The packaging material is also free from environmental
problem and is therefore suitable as a packaging material for particulate
medical supplies and health foodstuff.
RECEPTACLE FOR HOLDING MEDICAL SUPPLIES A receptacle for holding
medical supplies is necessary for a caregiver to quickly and efficiently
obtain desired medical supplies within a caregiving room or a caregiving
vehicle, such as Emergency Medical Service vehicles, fire engines,
or ambulances. Caregiving rooms and vehicles can be small and lack
cabinets sufficient to hold certain medical supplies. The present
invention's slim structure can be either mounted on a wall, placed
on a countertop, on a floor, or on a stand of the caregiving room
or vehicle. When the present invention is opaque or clear, the medical
supplies contained therein are visible. The receptacle can also
be a solid color with the contents and their warning indications
depicted on the outer front of the receptacle. A user can conveniently
and expediently extract medical supplies through openings on the
receptacle by using only one hand since the medical supply containers
are restrained by the restraint feature of the receptacle.