New & Used Surgical Smoke Evacuation System, Biovac
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Device: Surgical Smoke Evacuation System
Location: United States, Vermont
Tips for buying Surgical Smoke Evacuation System
- The system should have a high efficiency particulate air or ultra low penetration air filter to ensure that particles of the right size are captured.
- Laser procedures may generate smoke containing hazardous gases; the evacuator should have a carbon filter to adsorb gaseous hydrocarbons.
- It is recommended that smoke evacuators have a minimum flow of 25 cfm to provide effective smoke capture.
- To avoid interruptions in communication during surgery, the system's noise levels should not exceed 60 dBA.
- The system should provide some mechanism, a footswitch for example, to synchronize evacuation with the laser procedure. Visual or audible alarms should warn operators of any system malfunction that may cause results to be unsafe or wrong.
- In order to prevent damage to the tissue, the device should not exceed 150 mm Hg of pressure. The device should have a clear indication when filters need replacement.
- Facilities need to determine whether the system will be used for open procedures or closed procedures; some units listed in the chart are designed for laparoscopic procedures in particular.
- Another factor to be considered by facilities is whether the systems will be used during all laser and electro surgical procedures or only select ones; this information will help determine the number of units to be purchased.
- It is important that facilities know the planned usage before finalizing a purchase, to help them select an evacuator that is the most suitable for their needs.
- Regulatory agencies do not bind the use of smoke evacuation systems. The medical facility is the one to decide in this matter.
- During the last few years, the concept of centralizing smoke evacuation has become increasingly accepted.
- Facilities need to carefully decide between a portable and a stationary system. A stationary system represents a major commitment on the part of the facility for its size, power, and cost.
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