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Intersurgical sponsor 2019 Innovation in Anaesthesia Award

The annual award presented by the AAGBI was won by the developers of an online preoperative assessment programme.


Presented at the AAGBI's Winter Scientific Meeting in London recently, the awards recognise innovation in anaesthesia and provide a springboard for new ideas.
 
The winner was Dr Paul Upton for his development of MyPreOp, an online system that allows patients to set up their own account and decide what personal assessment information they share with healthcare providers. Clinicians do not have access to these records, which empowers patients with the management of their care.
 
Speaking to the AAGBI, Dr Upton said: "I'm stunned to have won. It came as a great surprise. As a team we see this win as an opportunity to get MyPreOp rolled out across the NHS."
 
Congratulations to Dr Upton and his team.

Image used with permission from the AAGBI.

Introducing the new i-view™ video laryngoscope

Video laryngoscopy wherever and whenever you intubate.
i-view™ is the new single use, fully disposable video laryngoscope from Intersurgical, providing the option of video laryngoscopy in the ER, ICU, maternity or the pre-hospital environment. 
 
By incorporating a Macintosh blade, i-view can also be used for direct laryngoscopy and the technique for insertion is more familiar and instinctive than for devices with a hyper-angulated blade. Its ergonomic design ensures i-view is easy to use, and the integral LCD screen provides an optimal view in a variety of light conditions.

By combining all the advantages of a fully integrated video laryngoscope in a single use, disposable product, i-view provides a cost-effective solution.
 
In addition, i-view is ready to use seconds after removing from the packaging.

Watch the full product video or visit our landing page to download an information sheet and to make an enquiry.

Arab Health 2019

Visit us at Arab Health 2019 in Hall 7 on stand H7B50.
We will have a key team of product managers and specialists in Hall 7, Stand H7B50 exhibiting our full range of respiratory products across airway management, anaesthesia, critical care and oxygen and aerosol therapy, including the new i-view™ video laryngoscope.

Arab Health takes place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DWTC) from 28th to 31st January 2019. It is the largest congress of its type in the Middle East, attracting 4,400 exhibitors and 100,000 delegates from over 150 countries.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand.

Extension to TrachSeal™ Closed Suction System range

All existing products in the range are now available with a pack of saline ampoules as an additional option.
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.

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

Arab Health

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

BSS International Sleep Medicine Course 2019

Jury’s Inn Hotel, Cardiff
04 February - 07 February 2019
Stand number: TBC

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: G1

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

Brussels, Belgium
19 March - 22 March 2019
Stand number: 2.04
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