Surgical SmokeMake it a point to stop by Booth #939 at the 2018 AORN Trade show later this month, where the new I.C. Medical Crystal Vision 450D surgical smoke evacuator will be displayed and demonstrated. This new state-of-the-art smoke evacuator was granted 510(k) patent approval in the U.S. just last October and is now available in the U.S. as well as in Canada, Europe and Japan.

The Crystal Vision 450D is a “smart” medical device, with many sophisticated features and enhanced functionality. Unique among smoke evacuators, the Crystal Vision 450D can operate in either open or laparoscopic mode with just the flick of a switch.

While you’re at the I.C. Medical booth, stop and chat with Ioan Cosmescu, a renowned pioneer in the smoke evacuation industry whose inventions have set the standard for the design and manufacture of devices and techniques that have materially improved surgical safety, efficacy and OR outcomes. Ioan Cosmescu holds 40 U.S. patents and more than 100 international patents for inventions in the field of healthcare, and he continues to advance innovation in the industry.

Also pick up a symbolic “Canary in the Coal Mine” pin, a smart, chic way to signal that you are knowledgeable about the dangers of surgical smoke and are an advocate for OR safety.

The annual AORN trade show is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and exposure to the latest industry trends, products and resources, to participate in informational seminars, earn continuing education credits, learn best practices and network with peers.

Surgical smoke evacuation will be a hot topic at the trade show this year as there is now incontrovertible evidence that surgical plume poses a significant health risk to surgeons, nurses, surgical staff and patients. Calls for regulatory action to mandate effective smoke evacuation protocols in ORs are becoming louder. Learn more about this important topic and/or add your voice to the growing chorus of calls for regulatory action to mandate surgical smoke evacuation protocols in ORs throughout the U.S. at the 2018 AORN Surgical Conference and Expo March 24 – 28 in New Orleans.