LASER SMOKE EVACUATION
The use of laser and electrocautery equipment to perform laser and electrosurgery has gained widespread acceptance as an effective method for a range of treatments. However, concern continues to mount over the potential hazards of smoke and odour plumes that are produced by these types of surgery to medical staff and patients.
The dangers of smoke plume generated during laser and electrosurgery are well documented. Although laser surgery is now common practice in modern medicine there are no official regulations regarding the management of the associated smoke. However, it is strongly recommended that smoke evacuation units be used to protect both patient and health care staff from the potential hazards.
In the UK, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have called for obligatory smoke evacuation systems to be supplied with medical lasers and the NATN also advises, “Dedicated smoke evacuators must be used and the filters checked and changed as per the manufacturers recommendations.”
Walker Filtration recognised a requirement within the medical sector for effective smoke evacuation and developed the Laservac™ product range. This offers protection for both patient and clinical staff from the very real dangers of smoke plume contaminants. Laservac™ machines are now in use in hospitals and clinics worldwide.
Walker Filtration is an NHS Supply Chain approved supplier.
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