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i-gel O2 Resus Pack included in TCCC guidelines

We are delighted to announce that earlier this year the Intersurgical i-gel O2 Resus Pack* was included in the US Military Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines for securing an airway in the Tactical Evacuation (TACEVAC) phase of care.

TCCC is the standard of care for Prehospital Battlefield Medicine and TACEVAC relates to the care given to a casualty whilst still under fire on the battlefield. The Committee on TCCC issue and regularly update guidelines. These guidelines include airway management and the use of supraglottic airways. 
 
The original TCCC guidelines were published in 1996 and an update in 2012 reaffirmed support for the use of SADs for the TACEVAC phase of care, but did not recommend a specific device, as they did not feel there was sufficient evidence at the time to do so. However, in the latest update, i-gel has been designated as the 'preferred Extraglottic Airway (EGA)' as it was decided it had a number of characteristics that make it favourable for use on the battlefield.
 
They concluded that current evidence suggests the i-gel performs as well or better than the other SADs available and has other advantages in:
 
• Ease of training
• Size & weight
• Cost
• Safety
• Simplicity of use
 
The gel-filled cuff in the i-gel both eliminates the need for cuff pressure monitoring during flight and reduces the risk of pressure-induced neuropraxia to cranial nerves in the oropharynx and hypopharynx as a complication of SAD use.
 
The latest changes to the TCCC guidelines does the following things:
 
• Adds extraglottic airways (EGAs) as an option for airway management in Tactical Field Care;
• Recommends the i-gel as the preferred EGA in TCCC because its gel-filled cuff makes it simpler to use than EGAs with air-filled cuffs and also eliminates the need for monitoring of cuff pressure;
 
You can find all of the above details confirmed in the abstract of the article, 'Extraglottic Airways in Tactical Combat Casualty Care: TCCC Guidelines Change 17-01 28 August 2017 published in the Journal of Special Operations Medicine by Otten EJ, Montgomery HR, Butler FK Jr.

For further information regarding i-gel® and the i-gel O2 Resus Pack please visit www.i-gel.com or contact us.

We also offer an extensive range of airway management devices and accessories.  Please visit our relevant product pages or contact us for further information.

* i-gel O2 Resus Pack contents vary in specific markets; in the USA the pack does not contain the suction tube. 

View the new i-gel bibliography

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new edition of the i-gel® bibliography.
Keeping almost to the same formula as last time, issue 3 contains over 200 published studies, case reports and correspondence listed in chronological order and includes a short summary of the aims and conclusions of each. We have, however, simplified the classification of studies in the contents page.

The biggest addition is that all meta-analyses are now highlighted in blue to make them easier to spot.

You can view the bibliography online or download the PDF from the i-gel landing page and product page of our website.

Any future published studies will be added to our dedicated online evidence database.


We hope you find the bibliography a useful resource and please contact us for a printed version.

Create your oral care programme

View our choice of toothbrushes, day kits and protocols for ICU patient care.

Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a major cost concern in modern hospitals. A combination of oral care treatments in a proper oral care protocol means care providers can more efficiently prevent oropharyngeal bacterial biofilm build up. This in turn leads to a reduction of VAP and aspiration pneumonias and greatly reduces associated treatment costs.

Our extensive choice of soft-bristle toothbrushes, treatment packs and OroCareTM day kits with mouthwash offers you all the tools needed to create your own oral care programme.

Full descriptions and clinical evidence are available to help make the choice easier. Please contact us to discuss options further.

Neonatal and paediatric range

View our patient solutions for young patients
Intersurgical offers a complete range of products for neonates and paediatrics. We offer a wide range of breathing systems suitable for resuscitation and various ventilators available in different lengths, configurations and tube types for your clinical requirements. The extensive range also includes chambers for heated humidification, breathing filters, plus a full range of airway management, anaesthesia and oxygen and aerosol therapy products and accessories.
 
You can review the range on our new dedicated landing page, on our online catalogue or visit the individual product pages. To request further information please contact us.

One-piece™ Guedel airways: Safer by design

How many Guedel airways have an integral bite block? Just one
Loose or detached bite blocks constitute a real threat to patient safety and have been the subject of several hazard notices in the past. Our One-piece design overcomes all of the associated risks by combining two materials with very different physical characteristics into one moulding, resulting in the elimination of the separate bite block found in all conventional Guedel airway designs.

We have an online resource containing all product information on our One-piece Guedel airway, including a video and information sheet.  Make an enquiry for further information.

Solus Curve laryngeal mask airway

We are delighted to announce the introduction of Solus™ Curve to our range of laryngeal mask airways.
Solus™ Curve is a sterile, single use, latex free laryngeal mask airway for those who prefer the insertion characteristics of a device with a preformed airway tube. Solus™ Curve provides all the benefits of Standard Solus, including an integral inflation line to reduce the risk of damage whilst in use, a classic cuff shape for optimal performance and a low friction material for atraumatic insertion and removal.

Solus™ Curve is available in three adult sizes and is a welcome addition to our range of supraglottic airways, which includes the innovative 2nd generation i-gel and 1st generation Standard, Satin, Wire Reinforced and MRI Solus™.

The Solus™ video and Solus™ Curve information sheet provide additional details about this range.

Education page is now live

Access all supporting product information in one by visiting our new Education landing page.
The Education page compiles all our information sheets, product videos, evidence pages, posters and catalogues in clear, easy-to-navigate sections, meaning you don’t need to spend time searching through our product pages to find the information you need.

Each section also allows for quick access to an enquiry screen so you can contact us directly about the product you are looking at.

What product content is available?

You can quickly find:

Information sheets
Product videos
Evidence pages
Posters
Catalogues 

The library can be found through the About section of our website.

We hope you find this a useful resource and if you have any further enquiries please contact us.

VariFit™ NIV Mask - Product Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of Intersurgical’s VariFit™ NIV masks.

VariFit is a single patient use hospital NIV mask featuring a cushion with AIRºgel® technology for enhanced patient comfort. The VariFit range includes three types of mask to suit the patient's ventilation needs. A colour-coded elbow helps the user identify the correct mask. Designed for single patient use for up to seven days in each case, they are available in three sizes: small, medium and large.

VariFit NIV Masks complement our existing range of patient interfaces. Download the information sheet for full details or visit the product page to make an enquiry.

AIRgel is a registered trade mark of Sleepnet Corporation.

New i-gel® from Intersurgical evidence blog launched

All clinical studies on the device can now be found in one location.

The online blog enables you to easily search for over 250 studies and case reports on the i-gel® from Intersurgical, providing a comprehensive online database that's easy to use.

Each study is categorised depending on its clinical scenario and tagged with relevant key words allowing you to search for studies based on author, journal, setting, comparable airway device, year of publication and more.

The study entry lists the title, author(s), full study reference, a short summary - taken directly from the official study abstract supplied by the author - and a link to the study abstract itself*.

We will continue to add new posts as further studies are released - so keep checking for the latest supporting material.

We hope you find the i-gel® from Intersurgical evidence blog a useful resource. If you would like further information about the product, please visit the dedicated website www.i-gel.com or make an enquiry.

*Papers that require a fee must be purchased by the user, Intersurgical are unable to supply these.

New tube management grip

We now have available a new tube management grip to complement our existing tube management programme.

Sliding in to a notch found on the Intersurgical tube clips, the grip allows for secure attachment of breathing systems to the patient's clothing or bedding in an optimal position to reduce patient trauma.

Our tube management programme comprises tube clips, management clip and grip, and tube supports.  They are designed to position our breathing systems efficiently and comfortably around the patient area whilst providing a safe and tidy environment. View the supporting video and information sheet which provides more information about this range.
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