During any surgery, preventative measures are taken to reduce the risk of desiccation and evaporative cooling. During open surgery this may take the form of warmed irrigation or warm, wet packs (amongst other methods).
The same desiccation and cooling is apparent in laparoscopic surgery1 - but it is often overlooked.
The F&P HumiGard™ System aims to prevent unnecessary cellular damage by protecting tissue against the harmful effects of cold, dry carbon dioxide.2
Think of this Surgical Humidifier as a simple tool to enable you to do the best for your patients.
“I have been using the HumiGard Humidification system for elective laparoscopic procedures for the last two years and I have been impressed by its contribution as part of an enhanced recovery protocol. I have found it to be easy to use and believe it may have a role in reducing shoulder tip pain, maintaining moisture and minimising operative insult. The picture quality is excellent during its use and the beneficial effects seem to be most apparent for prolonged procedures. It makes sense to me to humidify the pneumoperitoneum, particularly for major laparoscopic procedures and I believe it is a further, incremental advance in surgical care”.
Mr. Peter C. Sedman,
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon
Castle Hill Hospital,
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
The animation below shows the set-up of the HumiGard™ Laparoscopic Humidification System.
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