03 Nov Blog List
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Is the price too high for effective protection of the health of your surgical team? If you answered No, then you are rightfully concerned.
Can effective bioaerosol capture be considered an adjunctive method of infection control?
The time to choose is now!
The phrase, “smoke evacuation” is DEAD! It died when the coronavirus arrived. As elective surgery was pushed aside to prepare for increased medical hospital admissions, epidemiologists were questioning the pathogenicity of bioaerosols.
Thanks to Covid-19, our focus has shifted from removal of surgical smoke to capturing as many bioaerosols as technology allows.
The principles of aerosol control learned in the hospital setting should work as well for the aircraft environment.
A Simpler Solution for Increased Safety of the COVID-19 Caregiver
Nascent Surgical has expanded the usefulness of its highly effective aerosol capture device which is currently used to remove surgical plume. The alternative use is for protection of the healthcare worker that cares for the hospitalized, isolated COVID-19 patient.
I’ve recently been involved in a number of clinical trials of our “miniSquair® surgical smoke and bioaerosol capture device. It is a component of a smoke evacuation “system” which consists of the smoke capture device (the ESU “pencil” or the miniSquair®), a length of flexible tubing, an ULPA filter and a smoke…
The achievement of capturing and removing surgical plume has proven to be an evolutionary and not a revolutionary effort. The journey from a simple vacuum hose to a stylized electrosurgical (“ESU”) “pencil” to a transformative cell foam-based flat plenum or pad placed close to the wound, has taken thirty-three (33) years to…