Smoke Evacuation

At Stryker, we are committed to providing you with a range of products to protect theatre staff and patients from surgical smoke. Over the years, an increasing number of global organisations have scrutinised the potential hazards of surgical smoke. These include governments, workplace safety groups, clinical societies and quality organisations responsible for healthcare standards and accreditation. To learn more about our various smoke evacuation devices, you can contact your Stryker Instruments sales representative and read the below documents.

Stryker is a proud member of the International Council on Surgical Plume.

The Truth About Surgical Smoke Plume

The Truth About Surgical Smoke Plume

   

   

0.07 micrometers - the mean aerodynamic smoke particle size produced by diathermy units1

150 chemicals are found in surgical smoke4

85% of all surgical procedures use diathermy5

27 cigarettes = 1 day of OR exposure where diathermy is used2

64 kph - surgical smoke can travel 64 kilometres per hour6

Neptune E-SEP Smoke Evacuation Pencil

Neptune E-SEP Smoke Evacuation Pencil

  • Lightweight and ergonomic- just 14 grams
  • 70mm blade electrode comes standard with the pencil
  • Cut and Coagulation have visual and tactile cues, enabling intuitive use by “feel”.
  • Pencils available in Push Button or Rocker Switch configuration
  • 3m lightweight, flexible tubing with full-length integrated power cord provides tangle-free cord management
  • Integrates with existing monopolar electrosurgical generators, smoke evacuation systems including the Neptune 2 Waste Management System
  • Transparent, X-ray detectable suction sleeve provides precise surgical site smoke evacuation
  • Dual tubing connector fits 8mm and 22mm ports
  • Ribbing optimises grip and comfort
  • Components are not made with natural rubber latex
  • Smoke suction through transparent suction tip for clear vision at surgical site
  • Adjust the position of the suction tip by sliding or twisting it closer to or away from the electrode tip as desired
Neptune 2 Training

Neptune 2 Training

With the approval of the new Neptune 2 system, we remain steadfastly committed to the surgical waste management market. We believe the safety and usability features on today's refined Neptune 2 system raise that standard even higher. Beyond product innovation, we are also working with professional organisations to continually advance educational programming and surgical suction protocols.

Neptune E-SEP Animation

Neptune E-SEP Animation

1. Pierce et al. J Occup Environ Hyg 2011, 8(7):447-466.
2. Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Position Statement on Surgical Smoke & Bio-Aerosols; and Recommended Practices for Electrosurgery (AORN Inc; 2013:125-141), Laser Safety (AORN Inc; 2013:143-156) and MIS (AORN Inc; 2013:157-184) all appearing in “Periopera tive Standards and Recommended Practices.” Denver, CO: AORN Inc, 2013.
3. International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN), Guideline on Smoke Plume, July 2007
4. British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) for worker health protection. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) Guidance Note 0906, June 2006
5. National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH, part of CDC) NOISH Hazard Control Alert HC11: Control of Smoke from Laser/Electrosurgical Procedures (DHHS Publication #96-128), September 1996
6. B. Ulmer. AORN Journal, April 2008, Vol 87, No 4
17. Adapted from Pall Medical Surgical Smoke Clinical Update, May 2008, PN33196. Accessed December 2014 at http://www.pall.com/pdfs/Medical/08.2210_SurgSmk_ClinicalUp.pdf
18. K. Ball. AORN Annual Conference Presentation, “Management of Surgical Smoke in the Perioperative Setting”

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