Safe Air Surgical Smoke
Smoke is in the air …
Surgical smoke is created during cauterization of tissue with the electrosurgical device. It is the unavoidable by-product of electrosurgical procedures. Particle concentration in the air multiplies within few minutes after the start of a procedure and rapidly spreads across the entire operating room where it affects medical staff at work.
… and it is dangerous
Surgical smoke obstructs the surgeon’s vision of the surgical field. Its smell is an unpleasant work condition for operating room staff. Moreover, surgical smoke can cause health problems starting with irritation of eyes, nose and throat and leading to more serious and/ or infectious diseases.
Surgical smoke contains:
- Chemicals with a mutagenic and carcinogenic potential similar to that of cigarette smoke
- Viable and non-viable biological material (cells, bacteria, viruses) bearing the risk of infection and transmitting diseases
- Lung damaging dust penetrating the respiratory tract causing acute and chronic inflammatory changes
Surgical masks, general operating room ventilation and hand-held wands provide little or no protection for staff. Surgical smoke must be evacuated at its source.
SafeAir – Specialised in electrosurgical smoke evacuation
SafeAir AG is a medical device company based in Switzerland. SafeAir is dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of innovative surgical smoke evacuation solutions. The company was founded in 2010 as a spin-off of LiNA Medical who pioneered surgical smoke evacuation from the early 1990′s in Scandinavia.
SafeAir provides a complete Smoke Evacuation System that consists of the innovative SafeAir Smoke Pencil with integrated smoke evacuation function and the powerful yet silent SafeAir Smoke Evacuator. Adjustable product features and accessories make Safe Air Smoke Evacuation System suitable for different types of surgeries.