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New i-gel® Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine bibliography published

Featuring all known evidence on the use of i-gel® supraglottic airway device in a resuscitation and pre-hospital setting, the new edition includes even more adult, paediatric and manikin studies, case reports and a section on cardiocerebral resuscitation and passive oxygenation.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, i-gel remains an important option for managing the airway in the emergency and pre-hospital setting, so the opportunity to review the published evidence for the device at this time is particularly valuable.

You can now download the PDF from the i-gel website and through the Education page.

Clinical evidence on the i-gel is also available to view on our evidence database, which includes all studies mentioned in both this bibliography and the standard version.

We hope you find the bibliography and clinical database useful in reviewing evidence published on the i-gel device.

Silver Knight™ anti-microbial breathing systems

Silver Knight™ anti-microbial breathing systems provide an additional weapon in the fight against potential cross contamination in the operating room.
Silver Knight contains an anti-microbial additive that uses silver-ions to disrupt the normal enzymatic activities of bacteria. It functions as a safe, quick and effective catalyst to deactivate pathogenic bacteria and prevent their proliferation.

For COVID-19 patients, the disposal of breathing systems on a single-use basis has been recommended for all known diagnosed cases.  As elective surgery restarts despite the known risk posed by the COVID-19 this may not always be practical or affordable across the entire patient population undergoing surgical procedures. The adoption of Silver Knight, along with appropriate breathing filters, provides a further opportunity to improve care and patient protection and reduce the risk of cross infection for routine general anaesthesia.

To find out more about how Silver Knight can help reduce the risk of cross infection, visit our website product page, view the video or review the supporting information sheet.

Breathing systems and infection control

As elective surgeries slowly resume in some countries following their COVID-19 peak there are continuing infection control challenges.
Breathing systems and all the disposable medical devices used to deliver general anaesthesia play an important role in the reduction of cross-contamination when used appropriately, and in accordance with the local, national or international guidelines.

Intersurgical offers a range of high-quality single-use breathing systems, available in different lengths, configurations and tube types for your clinical requirements.

Intersurgical's FiltaMask™ oxygen mask

FiltaMask™ is an adult medium concentration oxygen mask, combining oxygen delivery with a filter media covering the exhalation ports, and is intended for use on adult patients with respiratory infections who may be a source of aerosolised infectious pathogens and who also require supplementary oxygen.
Features and benefits include:
  • Incurved face seal providing improved level of fit and comfort
  • On-chin positioning providing a better fit to a wider range of face shapes
  • Low elastic position eliminating trauma to the patient's ears
  • Integral filter media reducing the risk of escaping aerosols

Further information on the FiltaMask mask can be found on the product page, and supporting information sheet and oxygen therapy training video. It is also part of the Infection Control range of options which may be used to help reduce the risk of cross contamination between patients and health care workers in the clinical environment.

i-view™ video laryngoscope, tracheal intubation and COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic there has been much discussion regarding the best way to manage the airway of patients with COVID-19. In a new blog post, our Airway Group Product Manager, David Chapman, investigates the use of the i-view™ video laryngoscope in videolaryngoscopy for tracheal intubation in the context of Coronavirus.



The article looks at the latest guidelines regarding airway management, the potential benefits of single use devices in the context of infection control and what advantages videolaryngoscopy may have to offer over direct laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation.

Access to the article can be found on the blog itself, plus through the 'Interact with us' section of the i-gel® supraglottic airway website.

The i-view™ video laryngoscope is a single use, fully disposable video laryngoscope, providing the option of video laryngoscopy wherever you might need to intubate.

New i-view™ video laryngoscope instructional video

A short instructional video is now available for the i-view video laryngoscope. The video provides a useful guide and overview of the i-view and an introduction to the basic steps for correct use.
With many COVID-19 protocols recommending the use of video laryngoscopy for patients who require intubation, the  i-view provides the option of a single use, fully disposable video laryngoscope with a standard Macintosh blade, making it ideal for use where there is a concern regarding infection control.

The video is available on the dedicated i-view page, product pages and Education video page.

If you have any further questions about this product, please contact us.

Infection control range

We offer a comprehensive range of product options that may help reduce the risk of cross contamination between patients and health care workers in the clinical environment.

These product options are included on our Infection Control webpage, the range of products includes the following patient solutions, across airway management, anaesthesia, critical care and oxygen and aerosol therapy:
 
- i-view™ video laryngoscope
- Breathing filters, HMEs, HMEFs and respiratory device filters
- TrachSeal™ closed suction systems
- FiltaMask™ oxygen therapy mask
- StarMed respiratory hoods NIV therapy.

 
You can find out more detailed information on each product, including videos, their features and benefits, downloads and you can ask for further details.
 
The page also includes links to recent online resources and guidelines relating to anaesthesia and critical care providers in relation to Covid-19 including those from WFSA, AAGBI and Public Health England.

Filtration and humidification

The recent reported outbreak of respiratory infections in the Chinese city of Wuhan has been identified as being caused by 2019-nCoV (2019 Novel Coronavirus).

The number of reports of infection has been rising quickly during January 2020, with 2798 confirmed cases at time of writing.  The current assessment from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is that the risk of this event remains ‘very high’ in China, and ‘high’ at a regional and global level. Keep up to date with the latest news on the WHO website.
 
The Intersurgical filter range provides an effective barrier that prevents cross contamination between patients, respiratory equipment and the clinical environment.  We provide a choice of electrostatic and pleated mechanical filters that have been independently tested and proven to be highly efficient, providing trusted protection against bacterial and viral cross contamination.
 
View the product range, visit our filtration and humidification webpage or contact us for further information.

ClearLite™ anaesthetic face masks

ClearLite is a new range of phthalate and PVC-free anaesthetic face masks available with or without a hook ring.

The range is lightweight and crystal clear with a colour-coded seal for ease of size selection.  The range is available in seven sizes - from 0 (neonatal) through to size 6 (large adult) - to meet the clinical needs of all patient types and sizes.

Due to the enhanced anatomical design and flexible, non-inflatable cuff, the ClearLite mask offers superior seal performance with minimum pressure, reducing the risk of unnecessary discomfort and potential trauma. The superior seal can also assist the clinician in providing optimum manual ventilation of the patient in both the anaesthetic and emergency situation.

As the ClearLite mask is phthalate and PVC free, and is available without a hook ring, it significantly reduces waste and minimises the impact on the environment.

To find out more about the range please visit the new webpage.

ClearLite - a clear choice to reduce your impact on the environment.

Push and Twist patient connections

Intersurgical maintain and control high-precision tolerances in the design and manufacture of all connectors to ensure a safe and secure connection.
Using our simple 'Push and Twist' method will therefore create a gas-tight, leak-free fit, as shown in this video.

All of our tapers and connectors are manufactured to meet the relevant BS, ISO and EN Standards (ISO 5356-1:2015 Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment - Conical connectors - part 1: Cones and Sockets).

You can now find out more about our range of Push and Twist connections on our website, where you can watch a short video, download or request a printed connectors and accessories poster, and make an enquiry.

Push and Twist every time for safe and secure connections

Events

The European Emergency Medicine Congress (EUSEM) - Virtual event

Copenhagen, Denmark
September 19 - September 23 2020
Virtual

ESICM LIVES 2020

Madrid, Spain
October 10 - October 14 2020
Stand number: TBC

CMEF 2020

National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai
October 19 - October 22 2020

European Resuscitation Council (ERC) - Virtual event

Virtual stand
October 22 - October 24 2020
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