Protect your team from surgical smoke with a laparoscopic smoke evacuation system
Laparoscopic smoke evacuation system is not a device familiar to most people. However, to understand why it improves care delivery, we must first understand surgical smoke.
One or more small cuts instead of a larger cut through the abdominal wall distinguishes the laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy is better than laparotomy because it leaves smaller scars, speeds up recovery, and reduces the number of adhesions formed. For some procedures, it also means less bleeding, fewer complications, and a shorter procedure time. But usually, the risk of major complications may be the same for both open and laparoscopic procedures.
Depending on the type of surgery- an open or closed technique is used for Laparoscopic entry. The term pneumoperitoneum refers to the presence of air within the peritoneal cavity. The pneumoperitoneum is the surgical site for certain laparoscopic procedures. After set up, one or more ports are put in and the camera and other tools go through for the procedure.
Lasers or electrosurgical devices used for the thermal destruction of tissue cause surgical smoke. It is a nuisance because it has a repulsive odour and it obstructs the surgeon’s view of the surgical site. Surgical smoke from lasers also transmits human papillomavirus (HPV). For more information about surgical smoke, readers can refer to this abstract on Pubmed
Surgical smoke affects over half a million healthcare workers including surgeons, nurses, surgical technologists, and others every year. Acute health effects of such exposure include:
Therefore, healthcare workers must take measures to ensure safety and the surgical smoke evacuation system enables them to do just that.
Ceumed Limited presents Sansmog– a laparoscopic smoke evacuation system designed to ensure that healthcare professionals are free from the ill effects of surgical smoke.The state of the art solution is a disposable, passive, multistage, filtration system that captures smoke, particles and aerosolised pathogens along with odours and chemical toxins.