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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

New home care catalogue

We are pleased to announce that Edition 5 of our Homecare product catalogue is now available.
Our new edition has been updated to include new products for the home care market including Smoothbore breathing systems, paediatric 15mm universal breathing systems, Novus™ nasal CPAP mask and the Inter-Therm™ T+ Heat and Moisture Exchanger (HME).  

The Novus™ nasal CPAP mask is a comfortable and lightweight interface intended for use by adult patients (>30kg) who have been prescribed CPAP or bilevel therapy in the home.  

The Inter-Therm T+ HME further extends our offering for patients and clinicians caring for patients living with a tracheostomy. Small and lightweight, it features both a clipped suction port and swivel oxygen stem combined with a unique white corrugated paper HME design to provide the perfect combination between humidification output and low resistance to flow. The product is also available with supplemental Oxygen tube.

You can view the complete new catalogue on our home page as a flipbook or on our Education landing page. If you have any further queries please contact us.

New respiratory hood video

Our updated video for the CaStar R NIV hood is now available.
Featuring the latest design hood and describing the best use of the new sealed access ports, our new video can be viewed on our product page, education page and also on our dedicated StarMed landing page.

Respiratory hoods have been identified as an optimal tool for reducing the risk of cross infection, and one of the most popular products is the CaStar R NIV hood.

Generally used on a mechanical ventilator for delivering NImV (non-invasive mechanical ventilation), CaStar R is a versatile interface that can also be used to provide optimal CPAP therapy via a constant flow generator and a mechanical PEEP valve. Owing to the semi-closed environment design and the virtually leak-free seal, all expired gas from the patient is evacuated from the internal volume through the expiratory limb of the hood, which can be fitted with a bacterial/viral filter.  To enable the CaStar R hood to be used for a variety of applications, please view the NIV hoods accessory website page.

For further information please contact us.

Neonatal and Paediatric catalogue

We are delighted to announce the new edition of our neonatal and paediatric range catalogue.
Edition 9 has been updated to include new products such as our paediatric anaesthetic face mask ranges now available without hook rings and our Intersurgical EcoLite™ Paediatric venturi mask kit.

The catalogue also features our new Baggins the Bear collection, which includes supporting material  developed to help ease a child’s journey through their hospital stay and when undergoing anaesthesia. Baggins appears on a number of our paediatric products to assist in distracting and relaxing a child.

You can view our new catalogue as a flipbook on our website home page or on our Education page.

New DuoFlow™ bi-lumen anaesthetic breathing system

We are pleased to introduce our new DuoFlow™ bi-lumen anaesthetic breathing system, which includes an inspiratory and expiratory gas pathway in a single 22mm limb system providing a further choice to our range of anaesthetic breathing systems.

The non-PVC and DEHP free DuoFlow™ contains an internally moulded inner septum that creates a gas tight division and allows transfer of heat between the inspired and expired gases, optimising the warmth and humidity of the gas. This design also means that exposure to ambient air temperature is minimised and further minimises the cooling of the gases, reducing condensate in the breathing system.
 
The single limb design decreases the weight of the breathing system when compared with a traditional “Y” piece and therefore reduces potential pull or torsion placed on the patient’s airway connection.
 
In addition, being single limb, there is a reduction in material content and subsequent waste, which substantially lowers the overall impact upon the environment.
 
Supporting product information including an information sheet and video are available here and on the Education page. For further information please contact us.
 

2021 desk calendar

We hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas. For 2021 we have put together a desk calendar of some spectacular landscapes from across the United Kingdom, beginning with January’s shot of the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, which you can now print.
We will be posting a new scene for each month so keep following our social media channels and/or our website news to complete your own 2021 desk calendar by the end of the year. Wishing you all a happy new year!
 
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Safety by design

The Intersurgical range of breathing systems and filters have been designed with a primary focus upon improving patient safety and minimising risk.

 

All Intersurgical breathing filters and breathing systems have a tethered and brightly coloured luer port cap to avoid any risk of occlusion or harm to the patient. Additionally, breathing systems are supplied with a red safety cap at the patient connection of the breathing system to reduce the possibility of loose plastic objects entering the breathing system when not in use.

Our range of filters and breathing systems are compliant with recent guidance to ensure all breathing system components have either ports with tethered caps or no port.mad

A recent National Patient Safety Alert (NaPSA) has identified that some breathing system components with untethered caps are still available to purchase.
 
The alert found that loose items unintentionally introduced into the airway during intubation, ventilation or advanced airway management can lead to partial or complete airway blockage. In a recent six year period, five incidents were identified where a foreign body was aspirated, and a further four incidents where the foreign body was identified during intubation and then removed.
 
Please see our website for more information about our range of breathing systems and breathing filters.

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)

Expanded Pulmo-Protect™ lung function filter range

We are delighted to now offer our Pulmo-Protect™ range with an integrated mouthpiece compatible with the majority of pulmonary testing equipment.

Ideal for use in simple spirometry testing, this new option is available across all filter variants. In addition, we also have available a new filter suitable for use with Nspire™ pulmonary testing equipment, as well as adaptors for use with Cosmed™ and KoKo™.

Our full range can be viewed on our Pulmo-Protect product page, where you can also view the supporting information sheet and if you require any further assistance please make an enquiry.


Cosmed is a trademark of COSMED srl. KoKo is a trademark of nSpire Health, Inc. NSpire is a trademark of nSpire Health, Inc.

New anaesthetic breathing system now available

This breathing system range is supplied with a gas monitoring line conveniently and safely positioned inside the length of the tube securely anchored at the Y-piece, to ensure optimal positioning for accurate and reliable gas monitoring.

With the monitoring line secure, it eliminates the need for additional luer ports in either the Y-Piece or breathing filter/Heat and Moisture Exchanging filter (HMEF) device and therefore avoids any possibility of accidental misconnections or disconnection in use. The monitoring line is kept clear of the working environment, providing a tidy and less cluttered anaesthetic space, reducing the risk of occlusion or disconnection.

Available in two lengths and two different configurations, this breathing system combines two products into one, complete and ready to use.

Visit our product page to view the full range, download the information sheet and view the supporting video.  Please contact us directly for further information or to make an enquiry.

Events

European Hybrid Conference on Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation (EPNV)

Montreux, Switzerland
October 27 - October 30 2021
Stand number: TBC

The European Emergency Medicine Congress (EUSEM)

Lisbon, Portugal
October 27 - October 31 2021
Stand number: 56

Difficult Airway Society (DAS)

Virtual
November 4 - November 5 2021

Arab Health

Dubai, U.A.E
January 24 - January 27 2022
Stand number: TBC

European federation of Critical Care Nursing associations (EfCCNa)

Utrecht, Nederlands
March 23 - March 26 2022
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