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National Respiratory Care Week 2019

We are supporting National Respiratory Care Week on October 20-26, 2019
Intersurgical offers a wide selection of respiratory care products including the Intersurgical EcoLite™ mask range, Cirrus™ and Micro Cirrus™ nebulizers, and Nasal Cannula options.

Read more about National Respiratory Care Week.

i-gel O2 Resus Pack included in TCCC guidelines

We are delighted to announce that earlier this year the Intersurgical i-gel O2 Resus Pack* was included in the US Military Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines for securing an airway in the Tactical Evacuation (TACEVAC) phase of care.

TCCC is the standard of care for Prehospital Battlefield Medicine and TACEVAC relates to the care given to a casualty whilst still under fire on the battlefield. The Committee on TCCC issue and regularly update guidelines. These guidelines include airway management and the use of supraglottic airways. 
 
The original TCCC guidelines were published in 1996 and an update in 2012 reaffirmed support for the use of SADs for the TACEVAC phase of care, but did not recommend a specific device, as they did not feel there was sufficient evidence at the time to do so. However, in the latest update, i-gel has been designated as the 'preferred Extraglottic Airway (EGA)' as it was decided it had a number of characteristics that make it favourable for use on the battlefield.
 
They concluded that current evidence suggests the i-gel performs as well or better than the other SADs available and has other advantages in:
 
• Ease of training
• Size & weight
• Cost
• Safety
• Simplicity of use
 
The gel-filled cuff in the i-gel both eliminates the need for cuff pressure monitoring during flight and reduces the risk of pressure-induced neuropraxia to cranial nerves in the oropharynx and hypopharynx as a complication of SAD use.
 
The latest changes to the TCCC guidelines does the following things:
 
• Adds extraglottic airways (EGAs) as an option for airway management in Tactical Field Care;
• Recommends the i-gel as the preferred EGA in TCCC because its gel-filled cuff makes it simpler to use than EGAs with air-filled cuffs and also eliminates the need for monitoring of cuff pressure;
 
You can find all of the above details confirmed in the abstract of the article, 'Extraglottic Airways in Tactical Combat Casualty Care: TCCC Guidelines Change 17-01 28 August 2017 published in the Journal of Special Operations Medicine by Otten EJ, Montgomery HR, Butler FK Jr.

For further information regarding i-gel® and the i-gel O2 Resus Pack please visit www.i-gel.com or contact us.

We also offer an extensive range of airway management devices and accessories.  Please visit our relevant product pages or contact us for further information.

* i-gel O2 Resus Pack contents vary in specific markets; in the USA the pack does not contain the suction tube. 

Reduce the Pressure

View our products that could help reduce pressure sores.
Intersurgical provides two products that can help reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers on the ear: the Intersurgical EcoLite™ oxygen mask range and the Intersurgical nasal cannula with ear guards.

The Intersurgical EcoLite™ adult oxygen mask range features an extra chin section incorporating two integral seals ensuring that the masks fit a wide range of face shapes. The mask's retaining elastic can be positioned either above or below the patient's ear depending on the patient's face shape. In the preferred below ear position, it eliminates the discomfort and longer-term trauma created by elastic sitting on top of the patient's ears.

Our 
nasal cannula with ear guards is designed to prevent trauma to the patient's ears thanks to the soft silicone foam cushions, which are easily adjusted and provides a secure fit.

Visit our 
Initiative page to find out more about these products.

Sentri™ Intersurgical EcoLite™ End Tidal CO2 Mask

Intersurgical is pleased to announce the next generation of the Sentri™ Intersurgical EcoLite™ End Tidal CO2 masks.


Monitoring ETCO2 is an invaluable tool for reliable, early warning of respiratory compromise. No matter where in the hospital setting IV sedation is delivered, by using the Sentri Intersurgical EcoLite ETCOmask, both the patient and clinician can take comfort knowing that early detection of inadequate ventilation is made easier with this innovative mask.
 
Features and Benefits of our New Sentri Intersurgical EcoLite ETCO2 Masks:

  • The choice of “under-chin” or “on-chin” positions provides a better fit on a wider range of patient face shapes.

  • The incurved nose seal conforms to different nose shapes, designed to prevent oxygen from entering the patient’s eyes.  

  • By eliminating the metal nose clip, the mask is now MRI compatible.

  • Soft face seals provide an increased level of patient comfort.

  • The elastic can be fitted either above or below the patient’s ears depending on the patient’s face shape.


Visit the product page to view the full range or download the information sheet below.

Stop Pressure Ulcer Day - Tuesday, November 15

We are proud to support the European Pressure Ulcer Panel (EPUAP) by raising awareness of pressure ulcers.
A pressure ulcer is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. A number of contributing or confounding factors are also associated with pressure ulcers; the significance of these factors is yet to be elucidated1.

Intersurgical provides two products that can help reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers on the ear: the Intersurgical EcoLite™ adult oxygen mask and nasal cannulae with ear guards.

The Intersurgical EcoLite™ adult oxygen mask features an extra chin section incorporating two integral seals, ensuring that the mask fits a wide range of face shapes. The mask's retaining elastic can be fitted either above or below the ears depending on the patient's face shape. In the preferred below ear position, it eliminates the discomfort and longer-term trauma created by elastic sitting on top of the patient's ears.

Our nasal cannulae with ear guards is designed to prevent trauma to the patient's ears thanks to the soft silicone foam cushions, which are easily adjusted to provide a secure fit.

Visit our initiative page to find out more about these or make an inquiry here.

1. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Perth, Australia; 2014. (available at www.epuap.org)

Solus™ Curve laryngeal mask airways

Solus™ Curve- the newest addition to the Solus™ laryngeal mask airway range.
Check out our newest addition to the Solus™ range, the Solus™ Curve - a laryngeal mask with a preformed airway tube.

Retaining all the benefits of the Solus™ Standard, the Solus Curve provides an excellent option for clinicians who prefer the insertion characteristics of a preformed airway tube, and offers yet another choice in our extensive range of airway management devices.

As with all our laryngeal masks, Solus Curve is single use, latex free and supplied sterile.

Features and Benefits:

For full details, visit the product page or download the Solus™ Curve flyer.

Intersurgical EcoLite™ adult high concentration mask

Check out our next generation of Intersurgical high concentration masks.

The Intersurgical EcoLite™ adult high concentration oxygen mask is one of the lightest and most comfortable masks available on the market today.

Please note, this mask is replacing our current Eco adult high concentration oxygen mask, product #1181030 and the case quantity has changed from 30 to 24.
Features and Benefits:

  • The choice of “under-chin” or “on-chin” positions provides a better fit on a wider range of patient face shapes.

  • Two integrated safety vents allows the patient to breathe room air in the event of oxygen supply failure.

  • An incurved nose seal conforms to different nose shapes, designed to prevent oxygen entering patient’s eyes.

  • No metal nose clips makes the mask MRI compatible.

  • A soft face seal increases patient comfort.

  • The elastic can be positioned under or over the ears.

  • An improved sealing allows high oxygen concentrations.


To find out more about the range visit the product page or make an inquiry.

Hydro-Trach™ T Mk II Video

Watch our new video highlighting the features and benefits of Hydro-Trach™ T Mk II Tracheostomy HME.
The Hydro-Trach™ T Mk II Tracheostomy HME has been successfully available for over a number of years. The new video can be viewed on our website.

The Hydro-Trach™ T Mk II offers a wide range of features which benefit patient care and safety.  A summary of the product benefits is available here.

Download the flyer or visit the product page for further information.

MultiOx™ Adjustable Venturi Valve

Intersurgical is pleased to announce the launch of our new MultiOx™ Adjustable Venturi Valve.

The MultiOx™ Adjustable Venturi Valve has been designed to replace the MK 1 adjustable venturi range.

Features and Benefits:
  • The MultiOx adjustable venturi valve offers the user seven oxygen concentrations.
  • A large body diameter provides space for clear, widely-spaced calibration and incorporates a ‘pull twist’ action preventing accidental adjustment.
  • The one piece design eliminates the need to use more than one valve for all concentrations and contains no separate pieces that may get lost or mislaid.
  • A flow in L/min is printed next to each concentration indicating the optimum flow meter setting.
  • Both adult and pediatric mask kits are supplied with our PVC free, Eco aerosol masks.

The MultiOx adjustable venturi valve differentiates Intersurgical from the competition by providing a simple to use venturi valve, which contains seven oxygen concentrations in a one-piece design.

For full details download the MultiOx adjustable venturi valve flyer or visit the product page.

Reduce the Pressure

We are supporting World Stop Pressure Ulcer Day on Thursday November 17.
Did you know?

• 1/3 of all reported pressure ulcers are device related.1
• 35% of reported incidence of medical device related pressure ulcers are related to the ears.2
• The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (USA) recommends ear protectors on all nasal cannula.3

Intersurgical’s nasal cannula with ear guards includes soft silicone foam cushions, which are easily adjusted and securely fitted to prevent trauma to the patient’s ears. Visit the product page for further information.

Read more about World Stop Pressure Ulcer Day.

Events

75th PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA) 2021

New York City, New York
December 10 - December 14 2021
101

First There First Care Gathering of Eagles Conference 2022

Hollywood, Florida
June 13 - June 17 2022
TBA

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Congress 2022

Chicago, Illinois
August 12 - August 16 2022
TBA

American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) 2022 Annual Meeting

New Orleans, Louisiana
October 21 - October 25 2022
TBA

American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana
November 9 - November 12 2022
TBA
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