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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Innovations in Surgery - September 2018

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y A A FDA Issues a Safety Communication on th Dangers of Monopolar Laparoscopic Surg • The FDA recently issued a Safety Communication regarding capacitive coupling and intraoperative insulation failure and their risk of patient injury. 1 • Intraoperative stray energy burns are a more prevalent issue than many healthcare providers realize. • Evidence shows that a patient is injured by capacitive coupling or intraoperative insulation failure every 90 minutes in the USA. 2-4 p P F A Stray energy burns are completely INSULATION FAIL CAPACITIVE COU he gery. 1 URE* UPLING* preventable through the use of appropriate technology. T T • Active Electrode Monitoring (AEM ® ) Technology is the only technology guaranteed to eliminate both capacitive coupling and intraoperative insulation failure. • While not built into your ESUs, Shielded AEM ® Instrumentation and Monitors are compatible with existing generators, delivering new levels of surgical safety. AEM ® Technology for ensuring the safety of your Y A References: 1. Recommendations to Reduce Surgical Fires and Related Patient Injury: FDA Safety Communication: Contact Encision for a no risk consultation at 303-444-2600 or info@ t Let Stray Energy Bite Your Surgical O Outcomes patients. @encision.com g y p g j y e y https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm608637.htm. Accessed May 29, 2018 2. Martin, Moore, Tucker, Fuchshuber, Robinson. Quantifying Inadvertent Thermal Bowel Injury from the Monopolar Instrument. The Journal of Surgical Endoscopy. November 2016. 3. Cassaro, Sebastiano. Delayed Manifestation of Laparoscopic Bowel Injury. The American Surgeon Journal. May 2015. 2015(81); 478-482. 4. Complete references available at www.encision.com MAR00038 ®

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