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Demand is growing for more effective elimination of surgical smoke from ORs

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jul 18, 2016 (I.C. Medical) – According to I.C. Medical, Inc., smoke from surgical procedures, often called “plume,” is a carcinogen that contains toxic chemicals, viable bacteria, viruses, and mutagenic substances. Exposure to plume poses risk to the health of surgeons, nurses, OR staff, as […]

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A Look at the Global Smoke Evacuation Market

The global smoke evacuation market is expected to grow by 5.6% in the years to come, according to a report issued by ReportLinker, an independent market research firm. That figure represents an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2020. The ReportLinker analysis of the […]

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Visit ICM at the Premier Breakthroughs Conference!

Visit ICM at the Premier Breakthroughs Conference at Booth# 644. 2016 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition June 21-24, 2016 in National Harbor, MD We’ve saved you a seat in Washington! Leverage the power of the alliance and represent your organization in our nation’s capital. Current members and […]

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Can surgical smoke evacuation reduce SSIs?

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are one of the main sources of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which is a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., according to HealthPeople.gov. While multiple causes of SSIs have been identified, one key source of wound contamination is surgical smoke, which can […]

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Surgical Smoke: What’s the Risk to OR Staff? 


Smoke from electrosurgical units, commonly known as surgical smoke or plume, is a carcinogen that contains toxic chemicals, viable bacteria, viruses and mutagenic substances. These carcinogens, mutagens and infectious vectors pose a potential risk to the health of operating room staff as well as patients. Indeed, a […]

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Diathermy Plume

The potential risks associated with diathermy plume (DP) are not fully understood, but researchers recommend that action should be taken to prevent inhaling it. 
What is diathermy plume? Diathermy plume is smoke generated by electro surgery. It is a by-product of the cauterization and coagulation of human […]

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