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ERS Congress 2018

Join us on stand C13 for the largest respiratory meeting in the world and view our range of patient solutions
Held in Paris this year, the congress will cover numerous key topics including acute respiratory failure, sleep breathing disorders and COPD. Special importance is also bein placed on the relationship between the environment and respiratory health.


Our range of Intersurgical EcoLite™ oxygen and aerosol therapy products have been designed as part of our ongoing focus on sustainable development, using the latest manufacturing technology to develop the lightest and most comfortable range of respiratory masks. You can read more on our dedicated site: https://www.intersurgical.com/info/IntersurgicalEcoLite

Meet our team of specialists and discover a wide range of patient solutions.

Oxygen and Aerosol Therapy: Intersurgical EcoLite™ masks, Cirrus™2 nebulisers, nasal cannula with earguards.

Critical Care: Novus™ nasal CPAP mask, VariFit™ NIV mask, StarMed respiratory hoods.

Airway Management: Pulmo-Protect™ lung function filter, breathing filters.

We look forward to welcoming you to stand C13.

ERC 2018

Join us on stand A2 for Resuscitation 2018
Held in Bologna, this year's programme includes advanced skill workshops, the international CPR competition and an exciting scientific programme focusing on how society is needed to save a life.

Meet our product specialists and discover the i-gel® supraglottic airway, i-gel O2 Resus Pack for emergency medicine, our range of laryngeal mask airways, QuadraLite™ anaesthetic face mask and many more airway management and resuscitation patient solutions.

We look forward to meeting you on stand A2.

Join us at ESPA 2018

Our team will be available in Brussels from the 6-8 September on stand 2 ready to discuss our wide range of paediatric anaesthesia solutions.

Held in partnership with the International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia (IAPA), ESPA 2018 gathers together outstanding experts in the field of paediatric anaesthesia, where you will also be able to speak to our team of product managers and specialists about products including:

Baggins the Bear - helping to relax paediatric patients pre-operatively
Paediatric i-gel® supraglottic airway
Breathing filters, HMEs and HMEFs
Anaesthetic face masks
Breathing systems
CO2 absorbents range
Bag-Valve-Masks (BVMs) and resuscitation masks

We look forward to welcoming you to stand 2.  If you are unable to attend please review our comprehensive paediatric range or make an enquiry.


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.

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.

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)

Events

ERS International Congress

Paris, France
15 September - 19 September 2018
Stand number: C13

Resuscitation

Bologna, Italy
20 September - 22 September 2018
Stand number: A2

Irish Anaesthetic & Recovery Nurses Association (IARNA)

Galway, Ireland
29 September 2018
Stand number: TBC

9th International Baltic Congress of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management

Vilnius, Lithuania
25 October - 27 October 2018
Stand number: TBC
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