Surgical Smoke: Risks and Preventive Measures

Surgical smoke is a by-product of energy-based surgical instruments. Any procedure that is done with the use of a surgical device used to cut, desiccate, and ablate tissue can produce surgical smoke when tissues vaporise. Staff and patients who are exposed to operating environments are all vulnerable to the risks of …
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Types of Surgical Lighting and Why They’re Important

Overhead lamps, surgical headlights, and fibre-optic cables all serve to illuminate the surgical field as much as possible. Because of these developments, medicine today is able to prioritise the importance of a well-illuminated surgical field with no shadows and minimal …
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Irrigation bulb, surgical scissors, forceps and gauzes stained with blood on green towel in operating room.

Properly Disposing of Your Single-Use Surgical Instruments

As a medical professional, the appropriate disposal of single-use surgical instruments is an integral part of the job. In order to prevent contamination or and reduce health risks to the people in the waste management industry, every person in the …
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Follow These Tips When Sterilising Your Surgical Instruments

It’s crucial for hospitals and clinics to clean and sterilise their surgical instruments in accordance with standards observed by Australia’s NSW Health. In this blog, we’ll go into detail on how to sterilise your tools, in order to prevent infection …
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Should You Pursue a Career in Biomedical Engineering?

If you’ve found yourself at the corner of science and medicine in terms of your interests for the future, then you may not have considered that your path could lie down the road of creating medical instruments. Biomedical engineering exists …
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Why Your Medical Equipment Must Include a Surgical Camera

Surgical video cameras have a defined place in the modern surgical suite. They allow for greater ingenuity and manoeuvrability, and also promote the use of minimally-invasive procedures during patient treatment. For these reasons, and others discussed in this article, it …
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What to Look for in Your Surgical Lighting

Surgical lights are one of the most integral parts of the OR setup, as they enable you to have a perfect and unrestricted field of vision, no matter what time of the day or night you are performing surgery. Therefore, …
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