Partner with MEGADYNE, part of Ethicon Energy, to build a stronger OR Safety environment for staff and patients by reducing the risks of:

Surgical Smoke

Surgical Smoke

Exposure to surgical smoke can cause both acute and chronic health effects1*

Sharps Injuries

Sharps Injuries

17% of sharps injuries in OR attributed to scalpel blades.2

Burns

Burns

There are between 2 to 5 reported electrosurgery injuries per 1000 patients.3

Potential Dangers of Surgical Smoke

CDC*: “Exposure to surgical smoke can cause both acute and chronic health effects ranging from eye, nose and throat irritation to emphysema, asthma or chronic bronchitis1*

Potential Dangers of Surgical Smoke

Preventing Electrosurgical Burns

There are between 2 to 5 reported electrosurgery injuries per 1000 patients.3

29% of all energy-based device complications reported are pad-site burns, and the risk of a padsite burn injury is increased when the current is concentrated.4

Preventing Electrosurgical Burns

Products Designed to Advance OR Safety

The MEGADYNE portfolio offers a full range of electrosurgical products, including smoke evacuation systems, surgical pencils and blades, electrosurgical devices and capital equipment. Enhance patient protection with electrosurgery products to help you reduce the risks of smoke, sharps injuries and burns.

Products Designed to Advance OR Safety

Education for Safety Awareness

MEGADYNE Energy, part of Ethicon, is committed to providing educational programs that increase OR safety awareness and help advance OR safety at your hospital. Educational programs include electrosurgery basics, OR fire safety, smoke safety, energy science and more.

Education for Safety Awareness

SAGES COVID-19 Announcements, Surgical Guidances and Smoke Evacuation

Ethicon shares your desire for a safe environment for your physicians, nurses, and all hospital staff. For that reason supports SAGES’ position regarding the use of a smoke evacuator* in laparoscopic and open cases.

* SAGES’ recommendation is general to smoke evacuators and is not specific to any one brand.

SAGES COVID-19 Announcements, Surgical Guidances and Smoke Evacuation

References

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

†In a preclinical porcine model at 60W vs. uncoated stainless steel blades at 60W (p<0.001).

‡May provide more efficient smoke evacuation by capturing smoke at the source."

1. NIOSH Study Finds Healthcare Workers’ Exposure to Surgical Smoke Still Common. Nov 3, 2015. (132927-200819)

2. Jagger J, Berguer R, Phillips EK, Parker G, Gomaa AE, Increase in Sharps Injuries in Surgical Settings Versus Nonsurgical Settings After Passage of National Needlestick Legislation, American Journal of Surgery. 2001;93; 322

3. Bae. H, Lee. M, Park. Ji, U. Intraoperative burn from a grounding pad of electrosurgical device during breast surgery A CARE-compliant case report, Medicine. 2018;97;1

4. Overbey DM, Townsend NT, Chapman BC, et al. Surgical Energy-Based Device Injuries and Fatalities Reported to the Food and Drug Administration. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;221:197-205

5. Ethicon, 07082019, MegaSoft Sales and Procedures Calculation 2019, Aug 2019, Data on File (117766-190702)

6. Ethicon, 02052017, MEGADYNE™ PTFE coating claims engineering rationale, May 2017, Data on File (131835-200206)

7. As Per Instructions For Use (131835-200206)

8. Kisch et al, Electrocautery Devices With Feedback Mode and Teflon- Coated Blades Create Less Surgical Smoke for a Quality Improvement in the Operating Theater Medicine;2015;94;e1104 (125295-200205)

9. Ethicon, 14012019, Design Claims Memo for Telescoping Pencils, Dec 2019, Data on File (131500-200727)

10. Ethicon, 6020195-01, Sub-Assy, Megadyne Telescoping Smoke Evacuation Pencil, 10 foot, Dec 2019, Data on File (131500-200727)

11. Ethicon, 6020196-01, Sub-Assy, Megadyne Telescoping Smoke Evacuation Pencil, 15 foot, Dec 2019, Data on File (131500-200727)

12. Ethicon Megadyne Electrosurgical Generator (MEGEN1) Technical Design Memo, February 2020, Data on File (132829-200218)

13. Summative usability and design validation protocol, June 2019, Data on File (132829-200218)

14. Golden Gate Marketing Claims Memo, June 2019, Data on File (132829-200218)

15. GEM Technical Monograph, October 2017, Data on File (132829-200218)