RickO in Atlanta has a kewl apparatus for getting stuff from the systems when you don't want to introduce the stuff on your hands into the tank, the type of device used for patients to pick up dropped items when they are of limited ROM. Might ask him where he bought his.
...hemostats are pliar-like surgical instruments used to clamp ligated blood vessels or bleeders from trauma.
The itemss I am speaking of are definitely some type of DME device. Doug, are you're folks familiar with these? They have a pistol grip and opposable jaws that are perfect, about a 36" reach on length, jaws open about 4" smf jabr s 1cm sq grip pad at the end of each jaw. I have used them for elderly patients or those that cannot bend over while ambulating. I don't know that they have a name as such (can't believe that Medicare doesn't have a name for them)...
Yes!! That is one type of them, dunno what they are made of, but occasionaol use in the tank should be ok, as I think they are rubber, aluminum, and plastic (dunno if they have lubrication in any moving parts)
What is that called? (heh, in the clinic we call them "claws" )