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Sentri™ range of end tidal C02 monitoring products

Sentri is available as an adult mask and in three sizes of nasal cannula.
Both permit the sampling of exhaled carbon dioxide in non-intubated patients during the administration of supplementary oxygen.

The Sentri Intersurgical EcoLite™ mask has been designed as part of our ongoing focus on sustainable development. By utilising the latest technology we have combined two materials: the first forming the clear rigid shell of the mask to provide a strong lightweight body with good visibility, whilst the second, softer material forms the seal, providing a comfortable fit for a wide variety of face shapes.

By delivering oxygen through one prong and sampling exhaled gas from the other, the nasal cannula provides end tidal values comparable to those achieved with intubated patients. Nasal cannula may be more appropriate for paediatric patients when high oxygen flows may “dilute” the CO2 sample and give a low (or no) value. The Sentri nasal cannula is available in three sizes.

To find out more about the range, make an enquiry or visit our dedicated landing page.

View the new i-gel bibliography

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new edition of the i-gel® bibliography.

Keeping almost to the same formula as last time, issue 3 contains over 200 published studies, case reports and correspondence listed in chronological order and includes a short summary of the aims and conclusions of each. We have, however, simplified the classification of studies in the contents page.

The biggest addition is that all meta-analyses are now highlighted in blue to make them easier to spot.

You can view the bibliography online or download the PDF from the i-gel landing page and product page of our website.

Any future published studies will be added to our dedicated online evidence database.

We hope you find the bibliography a useful resource and please contact us for a printed copy.

Updated product catalogue available

Edition 16 of our Product Catalogue featuring the latest information on our product range is now ready to view.
What's more, don't forget we also have our Neonatal Product Catalogue for products specific to this specialised area, and a Homecare Catalogue for products suitable for use in homecare ventilation and respiratory support.

EuroAsia 2018

Join us on stand 3 at the second EuroAsia conference


Hosted by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), this year marks the second conference they have organised outside of Europe.

Featuring a detailed scientific programme designed with collaboration by intensive care societies across the continent, the event is expected to draw over 450 delegates from 48 countries.

The programme also includes interactive master classes, case-based discussions with international experts and brand new research and networking events.

Our team will there to discuss products including critical care breathing systems, StarMed respiratory hoods for CPAP and NIV therapy, Cirrus™2 nebulisers and the Intersurgical EcoLite™ mask range.

CMEF 2018

Intersurgical China will be on stand 5.1R43 for the largest exhibition in the Asia Pacific region, CMEF.
Over 60,000 delegates are due to attend this year's spring CMEF in Shanghai, which is now considered the leading healthcare trade show in the country following 30 years of continous innovation.

A number of products will be on show: the QuadraLite™ anaesthesia mask, anaesthesia breathing systems, the i-gel® supraglottic airway, breathing filters, nFlow™ infant nasal CPAP, heated wire breathing systems, TrachSeal™ closed suction systems, Intersurgical EcoLite™ oxygen mask and our full range of CO2 absorbents.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand, 5.1R43.

Reduce the pressure

View our products that could help reduce pressure sores

We are proud to support the European Pressure Ulcer Panel (EPUAP) by raising awareness of pressure ulcers.

A pressure ulcer is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. A number of contributing or confounding factors are also associated with pressure ulcers; the significance of these factors is yet to be elucidated1.

Intersurgical provides two products that can help reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers on the ear: the Intersurgical EcoLite™ face mask range and nasal cannula with ear guards.

The Intersurgical EcoLite™ adult oxygen range features an extra chin section incorporating two integral seals ensuring that the mask fits a wide range of face shapes. The mask's retaining elastic can be fitted either above or below the patient's ear depending on the patient's face shape. In the preferred below ear position it eliminates the discomfort and longer-term trauma created by elastic sitting on top of the patient's ears.

Our nasal cannula with ear guards is designed to prevent trauma to the patient's ears thanks to the soft silicone foam cushions, which are easily adjusted and securely fitted.

Visit our dedicated page to watch videos on the products features and benefits, and find out more about these ranges.

1. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Perth, Australia; 2014. (available at www.epuap.org)

The Complete Package

Discover the complete respiratory care solution.

Our aim is to provide you with a flexible and comprehensive choice of patient solutions across airway management, anaesthesia, critical care and oxygen and aerosol therapy.

With over 2000 products on our pages, we understand it can sometimes be tricky to find what you need. That's why we've developed our Complete Package webpage - a bird's eye view of the products we have to offer and the clinical scenarios they can be used in. From here you can dive into our product pages based on specialism or on what you require.

All of our product pages feature detailed product descriptions, supporting information to download, useful videos and an enquiry form.

We hope you find this new feature effective in reviewing our extensive range and navigating through our website.

Patient connections

Intersurgical provide a comprehensive, high quality range of cathether mounts and elbows.
Our patient connections provide a safe, secure and convenient connection between the breathing system and the patient's airway. They are available in three tube formats: Flexible, Superset™ and Smoothbore. 

Flexible catheter mounts are manufactured from Flextube™ and have a unique clip feature to provide an airtight and secure connection.

Superset™ catheter mounts have a concertina design to allow the length and position to be adjusted to allow optimal patient comfort and positioning.

Smoothbore catheter mounts provide improved flow characteristics and reduced volume.

Our range of patient connections include fixed and double swivel elbows and a variety of ports, providing an option for various clinical needs, including luer ports for secure attachment of gas sampling lines, 7.6 mm port and flip top cap for insertion of suction catheters, and a double flip top cap with seal to allow for both brochoscopy and bronchial suction via one port.

For added safety all Intersurgical port caps are fixed to the connectors, to prevent loss or misplacement in use.

For further information visit our catheter mount and elbow pages or contact us directly.

Winner of our 2018 UK photo calendar competition announced

Recent photo competition for UK customers asked for stunning local scenery images.
Julie Lehman’s photo was one of many entrants to our calendar competition and the quality of all those received was truly outstanding. Choosing a winner was no easy task, but her image of a deer in woodland on Cannock Chase near Birmingham caught our eye.

We went to meet Julie in her department at the County Hospital Stafford to present her with the winning prize.

"I’m lucky to have Cannock Chase so close to where I live and the opportunity to see the wonderful countryside, deer and other wildlife," she said. "Photography is my hobby and my way of relaxing, I love this photo and I’m particularly proud of it."

Julie chose to split the £500 donation prize between two charities in the UK: Newlife and University Hospital North Midlands Charity. "I have supported Newlife for the last 18 years and it is very close to my heart. They employ nurses to support families, and researchers improve disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. My matron forwarded me the email regarding the competition, so it was only fair the UHNM Trust benefited from my success."

Well done, Julie, and thank you to everyone who entered.

Intersurgical EcoLite™ high concentration mask

The lightest and most comfortable mask available.
The Intersurgical EcoLite™ high concentration mask is made from a soft thermoplastic elastomer that enables a secure yet comfortable face seal.

The chin section of the mask has been extended and two integral seals ensure that the mask fits a wider range of face shapes.

An incurved nose seal is designed to prevent oxygen entering the patient’s eyes, eliminating the need for a separate metal nose clip making the product MRI compatible.  The unique nose seal is designed to equalise the pressure exerted on the nose as the seal conforms to differing nose shapes. These design features combine to provide an improved seal on the patient’s face, which in turn, results in higher oxygen concentrations as less ambient air enters the mask.

The mask retaining elastic can be fitted either above or below the patient’s ears depending on the patient’s face shape. In the “below ear” position it eliminates the discomfort and longer term trauma created by elastic to the top of the patient’s ears.  A choice of “under chin” or “on chin” positions provides a better fit on a wider range of patient face shapes.

Low resistance safety valves allow the patient to breathe room air should the oxygen supply fail or be inadequate to meet peak flow requirements.

The material forming the body of the mask is clear, permitting visualisation of the patient’s nose and lips. It is also rigid enough to maintain the mask’s shape during transportation and use.

To find out more about the range visit the product page or make an enquiry.

Events

The 65th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA)

Yokohama, Japan
17 May - 19 May 2018
Stand number: B-30

Hospitalar

São Paulo, Brazil
22 May - 25 May 2018
Stand number: Rua 8-181 White Hall

Euroanaesthesia

Copenhagen, Denmark
02 June - 04 June 2018
Stand Number: C2-022

Iran Health

Tehran, Iran
19 June - 22 June 2018
Stand number: TBC

European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA)

Brussels, Belgium
06 September - 08 September 2018
Stand number: TBC
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