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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161870
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A New Surgical Mask That Protects Against Surgical Smoke
Author(s):
Koehler, Richard H.; Fiegener, John D.; Meyer, Greg
Author Details:
Richard H. Koehler, MD, FACS, Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, email: sailmd@earthlink.net; John D. Fiegener; Greg Meyer
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Presented here is a new surgical face mask with N95/99 protection against surgical smoke which is reusable, custom fitted, and cost effective are worn to protect patients from contamination due to the surgeon's exhaled gases, and to protect the wearer from fluids and toxins in surgical smoke generated during the use of cauterization. Existing surgical mask design has changed very little in over a century; they are disposable, of low filtration efficiency, and loose fitting. Studies have demonstrated that the wearer's exhalation gases, including biological particles, can easily flow around the perimeter of the face mask and contaminate the surgical field. Major concerns exist about the efficacy of masks to prevent bacterial shedding from the surgeon. A Cochran review in 2007 concluded, "From the limited results, it is unclear whether wearing surgical face masks results in any harm or benefit to the patient undergoing clean surgery." There is extensive evidence of toxins in surgical smoke, and the 2008 AORN position paper has concluded, "personal protective equipment (should include) high filtration surgical masks." Existing disposable N95/99 masks could be substituted, but would result in an estimated 8 to tenfold increase in costs for surgical masks in the typical community hospital. Discomfort during extended use presents another barrier. Described herein is an entirely new surgical facemask design. The mask housing is reusable LDPE. Custom fitted heat-activated ethylene vinyl acetate perimeter. Adjustable elastic/Velcro-component straps. N95/99 filters, exhalation/inhalation, reusable/disposable (18, 19, 20). There is major improvement in both patient and wearer safety. Estimated savings: $45,000 over five years for a typical community hospital (US Patent Application 61 173,927; International Filing PCT/US2010/).
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA New Surgical Mask That Protects Against Surgical Smokeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoehler, Richard H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFiegener, John D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Gregen_US
dc.author.detailsRichard H. Koehler, MD, FACS, Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, email: sailmd@earthlink.net; John D. Fiegener; Greg Meyeren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161870-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Presented here is a new surgical face mask with N95/99 protection against surgical smoke which is reusable, custom fitted, and cost effective are worn to protect patients from contamination due to the surgeon's exhaled gases, and to protect the wearer from fluids and toxins in surgical smoke generated during the use of cauterization. Existing surgical mask design has changed very little in over a century; they are disposable, of low filtration efficiency, and loose fitting. Studies have demonstrated that the wearer's exhalation gases, including biological particles, can easily flow around the perimeter of the face mask and contaminate the surgical field. Major concerns exist about the efficacy of masks to prevent bacterial shedding from the surgeon. A Cochran review in 2007 concluded, "From the limited results, it is unclear whether wearing surgical face masks results in any harm or benefit to the patient undergoing clean surgery." There is extensive evidence of toxins in surgical smoke, and the 2008 AORN position paper has concluded, "personal protective equipment (should include) high filtration surgical masks." Existing disposable N95/99 masks could be substituted, but would result in an estimated 8 to tenfold increase in costs for surgical masks in the typical community hospital. Discomfort during extended use presents another barrier. Described herein is an entirely new surgical facemask design. The mask housing is reusable LDPE. Custom fitted heat-activated ethylene vinyl acetate perimeter. Adjustable elastic/Velcro-component straps. N95/99 filters, exhalation/inhalation, reusable/disposable (18, 19, 20). There is major improvement in both patient and wearer safety. Estimated savings: $45,000 over five years for a typical community hospital (US Patent Application 61 173,927; International Filing PCT/US2010/).en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:59Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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