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What is an ULPA Filter & What Makes I.C. Medical’s Smart?

ULPA filters are among the most efficient and effective air purifying filters available. ULPA is an acronym for Ultra-Low Particulate Air, and the term actually refers to the filtration standard and not any specific type of air filter. A standard ULPA filter removes at least 99.999 percent

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I.C. Medical’s Booth #939 is the Place to Be at the 2018 AORN Surgical Conference and Expo

Make 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.

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Growth and New Beginnings in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is projected to flourish in the years to come driven largely by industries such as high-tech manufacturing, data storage, health care, bioscience, solar energy, tourism and hospitality. Analysts forecast continuing population growth in the Arizona Sun Belt and look for employment to keep pace, based to

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Home for the Holidays

Many people look forward to spending time at home with family and friends during the holiday season. At I.C. Medical, our company home and the heart of our business operations for nearly 30 years has been a building on Shangri La Road in Phoenix. Ioan And Elena

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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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