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i-gel O2 Resus Pack included in TCCC guidelines

We are delighted to announce that earlier this year the Intersurgical i-gel O2 Resus Pack* was included in the US Military Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines for securing an airway in the Tactical Evacuation (TACEVAC) phase of care.

TCCC is the standard of care for Prehospital Battlefield Medicine and TACEVAC relates to the care given to a casualty whilst still under fire on the battlefield. The Committee on TCCC issue and regularly update guidelines. These guidelines include airway management and the use of supraglottic airways. 
 
The original TCCC guidelines were published in 1996 and an update in 2012 reaffirmed support for the use of SADs for the TACEVAC phase of care, but did not recommend a specific device, as they did not feel there was sufficient evidence at the time to do so. However, in the latest update, i-gel has been designated as the 'preferred Extraglottic Airway (EGA)' as it was decided it had a number of characteristics that make it favourable for use on the battlefield.
 
They concluded that current evidence suggests the i-gel performs as well or better than the other SADs available and has other advantages in:
 
• Ease of training
• Size & weight
• Cost
• Safety
• Simplicity of use
 
The gel-filled cuff in the i-gel both eliminates the need for cuff pressure monitoring during flight and reduces the risk of pressure-induced neuropraxia to cranial nerves in the oropharynx and hypopharynx as a complication of SAD use.
 
The latest changes to the TCCC guidelines does the following things:
 
• Adds extraglottic airways (EGAs) as an option for airway management in Tactical Field Care;
• Recommends the i-gel as the preferred EGA in TCCC because its gel-filled cuff makes it simpler to use than EGAs with air-filled cuffs and also eliminates the need for monitoring of cuff pressure;
 
You can find all of the above details confirmed in the abstract of the article, 'Extraglottic Airways in Tactical Combat Casualty Care: TCCC Guidelines Change 17-01 28 August 2017 published in the Journal of Special Operations Medicine by Otten EJ, Montgomery HR, Butler FK Jr.

For further information regarding i-gel® and the i-gel O2 Resus Pack please visit www.i-gel.com or contact us.

We also offer an extensive range of airway management devices and accessories.  Please visit our relevant product pages or contact us for further information.

* i-gel O2 Resus Pack contents vary in specific markets; in the USA the pack does not contain the suction tube. 

Go wild at work! Enter our 2019 Photo Calendar Competition…

…and you could win a donation to your chosen charity!
Due to the success and response to last year's competition we are delighted to announce this year's theme - Go wild at work!

We would like you to send in photographs of wildlife you have captured in the locality of your hospital. Send your photo to us to be in with a chance of having it displayed and printed in our 2019 calendar for customers. All entrants will receive a complimentary Intersurgical pen and post-it note pad.

The winning twelve will be printed in our calendar and will also receive a complimentary copy.  The entry chosen as the overall winner will claim the prime spot on the front cover and receive a donation to their chosen charity. Further details and terms and conditions can be found here.

Send your photos to
info@intersurgical.co.uk

We look forward to receiving your wildest shots!

You can still view and download our 2018 calendar for customers using the link below.

Visit Stand 3 at BACCN to discuss your Complete NIV Package

Come along and meet the team at the 33rd BACCN Annual Conference in Bournemouth.
Alongside our full Critical Care range we will be showing how we can provide the complete NIV package solution for your hospital.

Our NIV Package includes a mask, breathing system and filter which can be tailored to suit your needs. Click on the pdf link below to view our full NIV Package solutions.

Arrange a visit from your local representative today to discuss how we can tailor an NIV package to suit your needs and we'll give you a FREE Intersurgical mug when you enquire!

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand at BACCN.

2018 Photo Calendar Competition - August's Winning Entry!

Wendy Barrett from Airedale General Hospital takes the August spot on our 2018 Photo Calendar.
Wendy captured the Ribblehead Viaduct on what looks like a clear and sunny day. The perfect picture for the month of August.

Thanks to the success of this year's competition, we're running another one for next year. The theme this time is  "Go Wild at Work" and there's a donation to your chosen charity up for grabs. Click here to see how you can take part.

View Wendy's beautiful image and all of our 12 winning entries by clicking on the pdf link below.

EuSEM 2018

Meet our team on Stand 26 and take a look at a comprehensive range of emergency care products.
The European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM) Congress is organised in association with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.  The congress has a comprehensive scientific programme alongside networking events and the celebrated Euro SimCup - a national simulation competition where teams compete against each other in various emergency situations.

On our stand you'll be able to speak to our team of product managers and specialists about our full range which includes the new i-view™ video laryngoscope, the i-gel® supraglottic airway, the Solus™ laryngeal mask range, the One-piece Guedel, InterForm intubating stylets, anaesthetic face masks and breathing filters.

We look forward to welcoming you to stand 26 and join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @EuropSocEM

2018 Photo Calendar Competition - July's Winning Entry!

Nettie Solis from Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Putney takes July's spot on our 2018 Photo Calendar.
Nettie's shot of the hospital grounds fitted last year's brief perfectly, showing the grounds in full bloom for Summer.

Thanks to the success of this year's competition, we're running another one for next year. The theme this time is  "Go Wild at Work!" Click here to see how you can take part.

View Nettie's beautiful image and all of our 12 winning entries by clicking on the pdf link below.

Happy 70th birthday!

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS. We're proud of the service and everyone who works within it. Happy birthday.

Oxygen recovery T-piece with reservoir bag from Intersurgical

View the new addition to our Oxygen and Aerosol Therapy range.
Offering a cost-effective solution, Intersurgical’s new oxygen recovery T-piece with reservoir bag delivers supplementary oxygen to post-operative, spontaneously breathing patients in transport and recovery, while the airway is still in situ.
                   
Key benefits include its lightweight design - reducing the pull on the patient's airway - and the audible and visual respiration indicator provided by the reservoir bag.

As many patients in Recovery receiving oxygen via our oxygen recovery T-piece with reservoir bag, are then transferred to the ward area with an oxygen mask, we can now offer a complete kit including the recovery T-piece with reservoir bag and an Intersurgical EcoLite™ oxygen mask and tube all packed together for convenience.

Intersurgical’s oxygen recovery T-piece with reservoir bag is part of a comprehensive, high quality range of oxygen therapy devices.

AfPP Residential 2018

Visit us on Stand 21 and receive your FREE product sample.
Collect your FREE sample of our new oxygen recovery T-piece with reservoir bag on Stand 21, where you can also view our full respiratory care range.

This year’s conference honours the 60th anniversary of AfPP founder Daisy Ayris being inspired to establish the organisation. The Residential Conference gives delegates to interact with like-minded clinicians as well as take part in workshops and educational seminars.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand!

2018 Photo Calendar Competition - June's Winning Entry!

What could sum up the month of June more than beach huts?
Keith Underwood from Scarborough Hospital entered this photo on behalf of his wife Kathy, who sadly passed away before the competition was launched.

Kathy also worked within the trust and was well known for her photography. Keith told us, 'Pictures she has taken are also in Theatre and the Postgraduate Centre at Scarborough Hospital.' He gave us further insight into why he loves this picture, 'This is a picture of the holiday huts on the North Bay at Scarborough. The colour of the huts and the dramatic sky blended it, and with the use of a fisheye lens just made this a perfect picture. I have a copy of this hanging in my house to remind me of her.'

We also love this picture and felt it was perfect for our photo calendar.

We have recently launched our 2019 Photo Calendar Competition for customers  - Go wild at work! Click here to see how you can take part.

View Kathy's stunning image and all of our 12 winning entries by clicking on the pdf link below.

Events

APAGBI Annual Scientific Meeting

IET, Savoy Place, London
May 13 - May 15 2020
Stand L7

AfPP Residential Conference

University of York
September 10 - September 13 2020
Stand 28

The Emergency Services Show

NEC, Brimingham
September 23 - September 24 2020
Stand E84

The Respiratory Show

NEC, Birmingham
October 14 - October 15 2020
Stand RC25

AGM & ACC Joint Meeting

ExCel London
November 11 - November 12 2020
Stand AD75
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