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Facing Africa

Intersurgical is delighted to support the charity Facing Africa.
Facing Africa provides teams of highly skilled and experienced surgeons and volunteers in Ethiopia to perform complex facial reconstructive surgery on victims of the disease noma.  Not only do they perform the surgery, they train and educate the local practitioners on improved and new techniques and procedures. Visit their website to find out more about noma and the charity.
 
We are proud to supply products that are used in operations that not only change the lives of children and adults in Ethiopia but also assist in reducing the cost of the missions themselves.  We look forward to continuing our support of Facing Africa and are proud of all their achievements.

An easy and efficient Oral Care programme

The latest new products are two OroCare day kits designed to facilitate the introduction of an oral care hygiene routine over a 24 hour period.
Available for 4 hours (q4) or 8 hour (q8) intervention options, they offer a simple to use disposable solution straight from the pack.  These are part of our oral care range, and include the Intersurgical OroCare™ Aspire suction toothbrush and the innovatively designed OroCare™ Sensitive Suction Wand.

Each treatment kit contains a suction brush or a suction wand plus one liquid dispenser cup and a mouth moisturiser applicator sponge. The day kits are supplied with a new designed universal management hanger, which can be adapted to provide a convenient solution for most situations. This new product offering makes the introduction of an oral care programme easier for nursing staff.

Visit the landing page or product page for further information, or visit our stand at the ESICM on stand 10 to see the products first hand.

Compact™ paediatric breathing systems

Our Compact™ paediatric extendable anaesthetic breathing systems provide an adjustable breathing system solution combined with cost effective storage and disposal.

All Compact breathing systems are supplied in their compressed form increasing the number of systems that can be supplied per box, providing significant space savings compared with other more traditional types of breathing system. A standard box of Compact systems could provide a hospital with an extra three weeks supply*
 
Compact systems are manufactured from a unique adjustable tube offering numerous clinical benefits, including:
  • Optimum compression
  • Low resistance to flow
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent compliance
  • Adjustable length
  • Easy positioning
 
The paedatric range is available in five configurations; 1.5m, 2.0m and 3.0m system lengths, with or without a 1L reservoir bag.
 
Visit the product page for additional information and to view the full range.


* Comparison between Compact 2150 and Flextube 2000, based on a hospital with four operating theatres changing systems on a daily basis.

Intersurgical Reservoir Bags Do Not Contain Natural Rubber Latex

All Intersurgical reservoir bags have been made from a synthetic latex since 2003.

Further to the recent MHRA Alert (MDA/2014/016) regarding reservoir bags - all Intersurgical reservoir bags have been made from a synthetic latex since 2003 and therefore do not contain natural rubber latex.  In fact, no Intersurgical products contain natural rubber latex!

Natural rubber latex is known to cause Type I and Type IV
allergic reactions, as well as irritant contact dermatitis. Proteins in natural latex can cause Type I reactions which typically develop within minutes after direct contact with latex. Mild reactions includes hives, swelling and asthma-like symptoms and although rare, severe reactions resulting in anaphylaxis can occur. The type IV reaction, also known as allergic contact dermatitis, usually occurs upon re-exposure and can develop days after (48-72 hours). Symptoms are usually confined to the area of contact and results in itchy, blistering, rashes forming. Irritant contact dermatitis is the most common clinical reaction to latex products. Reactions usually occur on the hands after continual use of latex gloves and results in dry, itchy lesions on the skin.
 
For further information regarding our range of reservoir bags please contact us directly.

Protect with Silver Knight™

Watch our new Silver Knight™ anti-microbial breathing systems video.
In the continued fight against Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI's) our range of Silver Knight™ products with anti-microbial additive are available for both anaesthesia and intensive care use.
 
Constant handling of breathing systems by theatre personnel can increase the risk of pathogens being spread from patient to patient, and patient to staff. By reducing the number of pathogens on the breathing system, transmission between infected patients can be minimised and the proliferation of pathogens reduced.
 
Until now, Silver Knight has been tested with the five bacteria listed below, but now Escherichia Coli  has been added to that list.
  •          Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  •          Staphylococcus epidermis
  •          Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  •          Klebsiella pnuemoniae
  •          Acinetobacter calcoaceticus
 
Our new Silver Knight™ video indicates this, and highlights just how effective Silver Knight is against the six bacteria listed.

Visit our landing page for further details.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)

Infection prevention and control measures are critical to prevent the possible spread of MERS-CoV in health care facilities.
To date 701 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV including at least 249 reported deaths have been reported globally  to the World Health Organisation (WHO).  Although as the name suggests this has mainly centred upon the Middle East Region , there have reports from around the world.  The upcoming festivals and prilgimages will vastly increase the movement of people into and out of the region which could further exacerbate the spread of the infection.
 
WHO's most recent recommendation is:
"Infection prevention and control measures are critical to prevent the possible spread of MERS-CoV in health care facilities. It is not always possible to identify patients with MERS-CoV early because like other respiratory infections, the early symptoms of MERS-CoV are non-specific. Therefore, health-care workers should always apply standard precautions consistently with all patients, regardless of their diagnosis. Droplet precautions should be added to the standard precautions when providing care to patients with symptoms of acute respiratory infection; contact precautions and eye protection should be added when caring for probable or confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection; airborne precautions should be applied when performing aerosol generating procedures.(1)"



The Intersurgical breathing filter range and FiltaMask™ medium concentration mask and can assist in the reduction of cross contamination between patients, staff and equipment.



(1) WHO website 16-6-14 http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_06_16_mers/en/
 

Baggins the Bear

New collection to assist in distracting and relaxing a child undergoing anaesthesia.

In a brand new story, Baggins the Bear returns to the operating room in a new collection designed to help relax and distract paediatric patients undergoing anaesthesia. Baggins' main story is told in an easy to follow booklet with colouring sections and other activities. A large Spot Baggins poster is available along with a bravery certificate.

 
Visit our dedicated page for more information and downloads.

Intersurgical website update

Thank you to all our visitors who have made our new website a success.

Since our new website was launched in the later part of 2013, we have seen a large increase of traffic to our website.  The new design and added features have improved user navigation and usability which has been reflected in our overall results. 
 
We would like to thank our most frequent visitors from Dragerwerk.  Many thanks for your continued interest in Intersurgical!

The complete solution

We are pleased to introduce our new resuscitation and emergency care catalogue and initiative page.

Intersurgical offers a complete range of products for use in resuscitation and emergency care including mouth-to-mask ventilation and airway management. To allow you to easily locate the products you require, all relevant products have now been grouped together in a separate Resuscitation and Emergency Care section on our website and a dedicated initiative page.
 
Additionally, we now have a new catalogue that acts as a guide to all the Intersurgical products used in resuscitation and emergency care, which can be viewed online or downloaded from our website. Intersurgical provides the complete solution to your resuscitation and emergency care requirements.
 

New anaesthetic facemasks

Introducing new anaesthetic facemasks for premature babies, size 00.

A new mask is now available within our single use clear round and reprocessable ClearFlex™ economy face mask ranges.  Visit the product pages for further information.

Events

World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
November 13 - November 16 2019
Stand number: 17

MEDICA

Düsseldorf, Germany
November 18 - November 21 2019
Stand number: Hall 11 A59

Joint Paediatric Critical Care International Meeting

Westminster, London
November 20 - November 22 2019
Stand number: TBC

Arab Health

Dubai, U.A.E.
January 27 - January 30 2020
Stand number: H2.H19

The Big Sick

Zermatt, Switzerland
February 05 - February 07 2020
Stand number: TBC
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