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Partner with MEGADYNE™ Energy, part of Ethicon, to enhance patient protection and reduce the risks of:
According to the 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 bronchitis.1
17% of sharps injuries in OR attributed to scalpel blades.2
Up to $154 million spent annually on scalpel-related injuries.3
29% of all energy-based device complications reported to the FDA are pad-site burns, and the risk of a pad-site burn injury is increased when the current is concentrated.4
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.
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. These products are designed to help you advance OR safety and decrease the risks of smoke, sharps injuries and burns.
- NIOSH Study Finds Healthcare Workers’ Exposure to Surgical Smoke Still Common. Nov 3, 2015. (075012-190205)
- Jagger J, Berguer R, Phillips EK, Parker G, Gomaa AE; American Journal of Surgery; Apr;210(4):496-502. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.12.018. (126599-191029)
- Injuries incurred by hospital-based healthcare personnel. Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008. (078291-191029)
- 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 e1.
- In a preclinical porcine model at 60W vs. uncoated stainless steel blades at 60W (p<0.001). Kisch T, 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(27). (074999-190121)
- In a clinical study vs. cold steel scalpel that demonstrated noninferior wound healing/scar formation via the Patient Scar Assessment Scale (PSAS) (p<0.0001). Lee BJ, et al. Advanced Cutting Effect System versus Cold Steel Scalpel: Comparative Wound Healing and Scar Formation in Targeted Surgical Applications. Plast Reconstr surgery Glob open. 2014;2(10). (075570-190801)
- In ACE Mode vs. standard monopolar electrosurgery: In a preclinical porcine model vs. uncoated stainless steel blades at 60W (p<0.001). Kisch T, 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(27). (075563-190304)