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Patient Interfaces

We are pleased to announce a new Patient Interface landing page and video are available - take a look.

Our Patient Interface range focusses on our solutions in High Flow Oxygen Therapy (HFOT), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy and Non-invasive ventilation (NIV), making it easier to review our extensive range in one place which includes:

  • i-flo™ high flow nasal cannula
  • StarMed respiratory hoods
  • VariFit™ NIV mask featuring AirGel® technology
  • FaceFit™ NIV mask
  • Ventumask
  • CPAP masks, breathing systems and C-PEEP™ valves
  • StarMed paediatric hoods
  • MiniMe® paediatric nasal NIV mask

The landing page includes a brief overview of each product range, links to the relevant supporting information sheets, product videos, and the option to make an enquiry easily.

The new video provides a brief overview of the products, outlining their key features and benefits.

If you would like to know more about our Patient Interfaces ranges please visit the relevant product pages or contact us for more information.


AIRgel is a registered trade mark of Sleepnet Corporation. Flexible Spacebar, Advanced Cushion Technology and Active Headgear connector are trademarks of Sleepnet Corporation.  VariFit NIV masks are designed and manufactured by Sleepnet Corporation, Hampton, NH, 03842 USA and distributed by Intersurgical Ltd. MiniMe®2 and AIRºgel® are registered trademarks of Sleepnet Corporation.

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.

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 product page to review the information sheet and video.

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

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.

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.

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

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