Anesthesia Screen For Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Pemco Medical introduces the Access IIa® Anesthesia Shield with Adjustable Screen. The streamlined style, light weight construction and wide range of adjustability, satisfies both the surgeon and anesthesia provider preferences.
Pemco Medical, a long time manufacturer of reusable stainless steel medical devices including the Pemco line of Anesthesia Screens, Cannulas, Tips and the Rultract® Retractor, will now offer the Access IIa® as a part of its product line. The Screen offers a face shield to protect the patient facial area intra-op, allowing the anesthesia provider easy access to the patient's head, neck and face. The screen also provides the surgeon with a firm and sterile surface to place instruments. Even intro-op, with the patient fully draped, the Face Shield can easily be repositioned with a slight turn of the knobs on the bar clamps.
"We have been using the Access II Head Frame in our cardiac operating rooms for approximately eight years. It is an adjustable stainless steel apparatus custom designed to provide protection for the adult cardiac patient without unduly restricting access to the patient. The uniquely shaped protective faceplate adjusts up and down as well as forward and backward to a custom position for each patient. For the anesthesia team, observation of the patient’s head is unimpeded and access to the patient is maintained. Manipulation of the TEE probe is unrestricted, as is the manipulation of the pulmonary artery catheter.
“There is room to surround the patient’s head in ice when indicated. The Access II has two adjustable supports on which to rest the breathing circuit and the TEE probe, thus keeping them angled away from the patient’s face and avoiding potential injury. There are additional fixed supports for hanging the proximal TEE probe apparatus. There is a fixed slot designed to support the bed controller. Surgical drapes are securely held in place by four large attached clamps. I have been very satisfied with the Access II Head Frame. Its solid construction and thoughtful design has made it a welcome addition to our cardiac operating rooms. I highly recommend its use."
-Joseph Gibson, MD, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA
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