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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)

The Complete Package

Discover the complete respiratory care solution.

Our aim is to provide you with a flexible and comprehensive choice of patient solutions across airway management, anaesthesia, critical care and oxygen and aerosol therapy.

With over 2000 products on our pages, we understand it can sometimes be tricky to find what you need. That's why we've developed our Complete Package webpage - a bird's eye view of the products we have to offer and the clinical scenarios they can be used in. From here you can dive into our product pages based on specialism or on what you require.

All of our product pages feature detailed product descriptions, supporting information to download, useful videos and an enquiry form.

We hope you find this new feature effective in reviewing our extensive range and navigating through our website.

Patient connections

Intersurgical provide a comprehensive, high quality range of cathether mounts and elbows.
Our patient connections provide a safe, secure and convenient connection between the breathing system and the patient's airway. They are available in three tube formats: Flexible, Superset™ and Smoothbore. 

Flexible catheter mounts are manufactured from Flextube™ and have a unique clip feature to provide an airtight and secure connection.

Superset™ catheter mounts have a concertina design to allow the length and position to be adjusted to allow optimal patient comfort and positioning.

Smoothbore catheter mounts provide improved flow characteristics and reduced volume.

Our range of patient connections include fixed and double swivel elbows and a variety of ports, providing an option for various clinical needs, including luer ports for secure attachment of gas sampling lines, 7.6 mm port and flip top cap for insertion of suction catheters, and a double flip top cap with seal to allow for both brochoscopy and bronchial suction via one port.

For added safety all Intersurgical port caps are fixed to the connectors, to prevent loss or misplacement in use.

For further information visit our catheter mount and elbow pages or contact us directly.

Winner of our 2018 UK photo calendar competition announced

Recent photo competition for UK customers asked for stunning local scenery images.
Julie Lehman’s photo was one of many entrants to our calendar competition and the quality of all those received was truly outstanding. Choosing a winner was no easy task, but her image of a deer in woodland on Cannock Chase near Birmingham caught our eye.

We went to meet Julie in her department at the County Hospital Stafford to present her with the winning prize.

"I’m lucky to have Cannock Chase so close to where I live and the opportunity to see the wonderful countryside, deer and other wildlife," she said. "Photography is my hobby and my way of relaxing, I love this photo and I’m particularly proud of it."

Julie chose to split the £500 donation prize between two charities in the UK: Newlife and University Hospital North Midlands Charity. "I have supported Newlife for the last 18 years and it is very close to my heart. They employ nurses to support families, and researchers improve disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. My matron forwarded me the email regarding the competition, so it was only fair the UHNM Trust benefited from my success."

Well done, Julie, and thank you to everyone who entered.

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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