Proven Most Effective for
Capturing Surgical Plume*

Captures & Removes
Bioaerosols & Nanoparticles*
within the Surgical Plume

Nearly Twice as Effective as Current Smoke Evacuation Methods

The same innovative designers of the first smoke evacuation method patented for laparoscopic procedures, now bring you the miniSQUAIR® for open surgical procedures. The miniSQUAIR® is the only surgical smoke capture device proven to remove 99.5% of the nanoparticles and bioaerosols present at the incision site during open surgery.*

*University of Minnesota Department of Mechanical Engineering Particle Calibration Laboratory. Bernard Olson, Ph.D., Manager. Dtd. Nov. 21 and 30, 2011

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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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Why Perioperative Nurses Want the miniSQUAIR®

  • 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.