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FDA Clears I.C. Medical’s Advanced Surgical Smoke Evacuation System

Phoenix, AZ — (ReleaseWire) — 11/10/2017 –The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has granted Phoenix-based I.C. Medical Company 510(k) clearance to market the Crystal Vision 450D in the United States on October 30, 2017. The Crystal Vision 450D is an “intelligent” surgical smoke evacuation device, with […]

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Are Surgeons Utilizing Surgical Smoke Evacuation Equipment- Why or Why Not?

Advances in technology have revolutionized health care delivery and brought immense changes to surgical practice. New OR protocols and breakthrough productivity tools, including sophisticated surgical smoke evacuation systems, have made surgical practice safer, more effective and more efficient. Yet adoption of new ideas and techniques does not […]

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Where Does OSHA Stand on the Issue of Surgical Smoke?

As far back as 1996, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified surgical smoke as a hazard. In a survey fielded in 2011, NIOSH found that best practices to minimize exposure to surgical smoke had not been universally implemented and that local exhaust ventilation […]

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Become an Advocate for Safety in the OR

Nurses often work in settings where they are exposed to chemical, biological, and physical hazards. Among the most commonly identified perils for nurses are workplace violence, verbal abuse, musculoskeletal injuries incurred from lifting and patient transfers, needlesticks and sharps injuries, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, hand washing-related dermatitis, […]

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Is surgical smoke dangerous? Let’s look at the facts

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, noted American statesman and scholar, once famously said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”   In our industry, there are those who contend that existing research doesn’t support claims about the dangers of inhaling surgical plume. Some go […]

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Safety is by Design at I.C. Medical Company

All I.C. Medical (ICM) equipment and accessories are designed with safety as a focal point. Beyond the essential function of removing surgical smoke and the toxic substances it harbors, the Crystal Vision smoke evacuator’s signature safety attribute is that it provides the surgeon with a “crystal vision.” […]

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Earn Continuing Education credits online – for FREE!

  Beginning June 1, 2017, I.C. Medical will offer an opportunity for nurses and allied health professionals to earn two continuing education credits through Pfiedler Enterprises by accessing a free educational study guide on the topic of surgical smoke evacuation. A link to the program will be […]

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Be sure to visit I.C. Medical’s Booth #1441 at the AORN Trade Show, April 2 – 4, 2017, Boston, MA

  There are lots of good reasons to attend the AORN annual trade show this April in Boston. For starters, it is a chance to gain knowledge and exposure to the latest industry trends, products and resources. The trade show offers many opportunities to participate in informational […]

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The Crystal Vision Delivers Long-term ROI

Knowledgeable procurement professionals and savvy consumers know that taking a long view with investments, capital expenditures and returns is the prudent way to realize a value promise. In the health care context, a short-term approach can have serious consequences on an organization’s reputation, operational excellence, the well-being […]

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Surgical Smoke Evacuation Technology Has Come of Age: CFM vs. Capture Velocity

The harmful effects of surgical smoke (plume) on patients, surgeons, nurses and OR staff is well documented and has become a matter of growing concern within the healthcare community. Fortunately, advances in surgical smoke evacuation technology have brought about significant progress in reducing the dangers of exposure […]

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