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Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Reanimatology

Visit our team to discuss our airway management products
Product specialists from Intersurgical Japan will be joined by members of our national distributor, JMC, for this annual event focusing on resuscitation.

Our team will be happy to discuss our airway management product solutions, including the i-gel® supraglottic airway device.

We look forward to welcoming you.

MEDICA 2018

Visit us at MEDICA 2018 in Hall 11, stand A59 and see our full product range
MEDICA Trade Fair in Dusseldorf attracts over 130,000 visitors from 120 countries across all continents. In total 4,600 exhibitors attend from 66 countries, totaling 116,000 m2 of exhibition space.
 
We will be exhibiting our full range of respiratory products in Hall 11, Stand A59 so please visit our stand if you are attending.

You can follow all the updates on Twitter through @MEDICATradeFair and @Intersurgical, using the hasthag #MEDICA2018.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Extension to TrachSeal™ Closed Suction System range

All existing products in the range are now available with a pack of 10 saline ampoules.
This means the full range now consists of three options:

1. TrachSeal products without ampoules
2. Combination packs of TrachSeal and saline ampoules
3. Saline ampoules as a separate code.

All options apply to both the 24-hour and 72-hour versions of the product.

An updated information sheet is available to download from the website and the Education page.

If you have any questions about the range please contact us, or make an enquiry here.

Stop Pressure Ulcer Day - Thursday 15th November

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 cannulae 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 cannulae 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.  Alternatively, contact us make an enquiry or request a free sample.

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

Intersurgical win International Business Award

We are proud to have won the International Business of the Year Award at the UK Private Business Awards 2018, beating a shortlist of other excellent companies.
The International Business of the Year Award recognises companies who have strong growth in international export markets for their products, with all nominees required provide information on select criteria, including innovation and vision.

Often referred to as 'The Diamonds', the awards acknowledge the success and achievement of private business in the UK.

Winning this award is an honour to all of us at Intersurgical and is testament to the work ethic and commitment shown by everyone who works here. We could not have done it without them.

The ceremony was held at The Brewery, London on Thursday 13th September and the award was collected by Group Commercial Director, Charles Bellm.

Image (from left to right): Matthew Barrett, Director, UBS Switzerland AG Wealth Management; Brian Henderson, Partner, PcW; Charles Bellm, Group Commercial Director, Intersurgical Ltd.; and Victoria Fritz (awards presenter).

i-gel O2 Resus Pack included in TCCC guidelines

We are delighted to announce that earlier this year the Intersurgical i-gel O2 Resus Pack* was included in the US Military Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines for securing an airway in the Tactical Evacuation (TACEVAC) phase of care.

TCCC is the standard of care for Prehospital Battlefield Medicine and TACEVAC relates to the care given to a casualty whilst still under fire on the battlefield. The Committee on TCCC issue and regularly update guidelines. These guidelines include airway management and the use of supraglottic airways. 
 
The original TCCC guidelines were published in 1996 and an update in 2012 reaffirmed support for the use of SADs for the TACEVAC phase of care, but did not recommend a specific device, as they did not feel there was sufficient evidence at the time to do so. However, in the latest update, i-gel has been designated as the 'preferred Extraglottic Airway (EGA)' as it was decided it had a number of characteristics that make it favourable for use on the battlefield.
 
They concluded that current evidence suggests the i-gel performs as well or better than the other SADs available and has other advantages in:
 
• Ease of training
• Size & weight
• Cost
• Safety
• Simplicity of use
 
The gel-filled cuff in the i-gel both eliminates the need for cuff pressure monitoring during flight and reduces the risk of pressure-induced neuropraxia to cranial nerves in the oropharynx and hypopharynx as a complication of SAD use.
 
The latest changes to the TCCC guidelines does the following things:
 
• Adds extraglottic airways (EGAs) as an option for airway management in Tactical Field Care;
• Recommends the i-gel as the preferred EGA in TCCC because its gel-filled cuff makes it simpler to use than EGAs with air-filled cuffs and also eliminates the need for monitoring of cuff pressure;
 
You can find all of the above details confirmed in the abstract of the article, 'Extraglottic Airways in Tactical Combat Casualty Care: TCCC Guidelines Change 17-01 28 August 2017 published in the Journal of Special Operations Medicine by Otten EJ, Montgomery HR, Butler FK Jr.

For further information regarding i-gel® and the i-gel O2 Resus Pack please visit www.i-gel.com or contact us.

We also offer an extensive range of airway management devices and accessories.  Please visit our relevant product pages or contact us for further information.

* i-gel O2 Resus Pack contents vary in specific markets; in the USA the pack does not contain the suction tube. 

Anaesthetic face masks

We offer a comprehensive range of single use anaesthetic face masks.

The range includes the QuadraLite™, EcoMask™, Scented, Economy, Explorer endoscopy and clear silicone round ranges.

QuadraLite is a soft and comfortable anaesthetic mask with a flexible seal available in four sizes to fit all patients. A colour-coded soft seal makes for easy selection and provides a superior airtight seal over a wide range of faces.  These phthalate-free, non-PVC masks have a smaller volume resulting in reduced dead space.

EcoMask is a lightweight range of a phthalate-free, non-PVC, single-use anatomical anaesthetic facemasks - a clearer version of the traditional, reusable rubber face mask.  Available in a range of seven sizes, they have a distinct colour-coding for easy selection.

Available in seven sizes, our scented masks have an adjustable cushion and come in three scents: cherry, strawberry or vanilla, and are presented in a cool mint colour to help the patient relax.

Our Economy range, also available in seven sizes, offers a soft cushion for patient comfort, and the clear flexible housing and cushion provides good patient visibility.

Clear, silicone round anaesthetic masks are a range of flat round doughnut shaped masks for paediatric, infant and neonatal patients providing a further option.

We offer a mask for all of your requirements so contact us for further information or to make an enquiry.

Sentri™ range of end tidal CO2 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.

Happy 70th birthday!

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS. We're proud of the service and everyone who works within it. Happy birthday.

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.

Events

European Airway Management Congress

Catania, Italy
04 December - 07 December 2018
Stand number: 9

Arab Health

Dubai World Trade Centre
28 January - 31 January 2019
Stand number: H7B50

The Big Sick (TBS19)

Hotel Alex, Zermatt, Switzerland
06 February - 08 February 2019
Stand number: TBC

European federation of Critical Care Nursing associations (EfCCNa)

Ljubljana, Slovenia
13 February - 16 February 2019
Stand number: TBC

39th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM)

Brussels, Belgium
19 March - 22 March 2019
Stand number: TBC
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