miniSQUAIR®

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Nearly Twice as Effective as Current Smoke Evacuation Methods

 


Proven Benefits to Surgeons

  • No Intraoperative Involvement
  • Low Profile Does Not Obstruct Vision
  • Allows Use Of Retractors
  • Does Not Disturb Operative Protocols

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The same innovative designers of the first smoke evacuation method patented for laparoscopic procedures, now bring you the miniSQUAIR® for open surgical procedures.

Why Perioperative Nurses Want the miniSQUAIR®

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  • Easy and quick application
  • Can be applied to the skin and surgical drapes
  • Adheres to any body contour
  • No team member involvement during surgery
  • Eliminates chemical odors and bioaerosols
  • Compatible with all current evacuation filter systems

Adoption of the miniSQUAIR® Solves Multiple Challenges

Materials Management

  • Cost neutral
  • Reduces inventory (one size fits all)
  • Self contained
  • Ordered by a single part number

Occupational Health and Safety

  • Twice as effective as current methods 1
  • O.R. staff have twice the incidence of respiratory illness when compared to the general population 2
  • Surgical smoke contains mutagenic and carcinogenic substances 3
  • Fire retardant (UL 94 RH-1)
  • Clean air has been proven to reduce absenteeism 4
  • Currently used surgical masks do not protect from inhalation of microparticulates 5
1 University of Minnesota Department of Mechanical Engineering Particle Calibration Laboratory. Bernard Olson, Ph.D., Manager. Dtd. Nov. 21 and 30, 2011
2  Ball, K. Surgical Smoke Evacuation Guidelines; Compliance Among Perioperative Nurses. AORNJ 2010:92(2): 1 – 23.
3  U.S. Department of Health Services (DHHS). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Publication No. 96-128 (Hazard Control 11), 1998, March 2.
4  “Indoor Air Quality and Student Performance” in EPA Series 402-K-03-006, revised August, 2003. 5  Dykes, C. N. Is It Safe to Allow Smoke in Our Operating Room? Today’s Surg. Nurse. 1999:21(2): 15-20, 38-39.
5  Dykes, C. N. Is It Safe to Allow Smoke in Our Operating Room? Today’s Surg. Nurse. 1999:21(2): 15-20, 38-39.