Laservac™ Smoke Evacuation System

Walker Filtration, an established and recognised leader in filtration technology, offer the Laservac 750 Smoke Evacuation system, the safest and most effective way to manage surgical smoke plume. Laservac is a versatile smoke plume management solution for operating environments in clinics and theatres and is strongly recommended to protect both patient and health care staff from the potential hazards of surgical smoke.

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Why use a Smoke Evacuation unit?

The dangers of smoke plume generated during laser and electrosurgery have been well documented. The primary risk of surgical smoke plume is inhalation, as surgical smoke poses significant risk as a respiratory tract irritant, but there are many other risks which we detail below.

Although there are currently no official regulations regarding the management of the smoke plume, it is strongly recommended that smoke evacuation units be used to protect both patient and health care staff from the potential hazards. In the UK, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have called for obligatory smoke evacuation systems to be supplied with medical lasers.

Walker Filtration recognised a requirement within the medical sector for effective smoke evacuation and developed the Laservac™ product range. Filtration is achieved in three stages – by air passing through a pre-filter and a two stage, high efficiency filter combining ULPA grade media and activated carbon. The combined effectiveness of the total filtration package provides an efficiency of >99.9999% at 0.01 micron. Complete environment conditioning is achieved through the Laservac filtration systems, making laser and electrosurgical procedures safe and hygienic.

Non-infectious hazards

  • Hypoxia/ Dizziness
  • Throat irritation
  • Nausea/ Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Colic

Long term exposure potential risks

  • Acute and chronic inflammatory (e.g. asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia)
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Cardiovascular dysfunction
  • Cardiopulmonary disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Leukemia
  • Nasopharyngeal lesions

Viability and infectious hazards

  • HIV proviral DNA
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Hepatitis
  • Staphylococcus
  • Corynebacterium
  • Neisseria

Advantages at a glance

  • Portable and lightweight
  • Incorporating variable flow capacities
  • High efficiency, three stage filtration system, collection efficiency of 99.9999% at 0.12 micron
  • Efficient odour removal
  • Easy filter replacement
  • Conforms to international medical equipment standards
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FAQs

Laservac 750 is a portable, smoke evacuation unit that is designed for safe removal of hazardous particulates from smoke plume. This smoke is often generated by electrosurgery units, lasers, harmonic scalpels and cold plasma devices.

There are many potential risks associated with surgical smoke, it is important to prioritise smoke evacuation when applicable. The primary risk of surgical smoke plume is inhalation, as surgical smoke poses significant risk as a respiratory tract irritant and mutagen, and as a vector for infectious particles- Smoke plume is made up of both non-infectious and infectious particulate matter. Some potential hazards from smoke plume inhalation: eye irritation, sneezing, Colic, Dermatitis, Leukaemia, Hepatitis, and Neisseria, as well as others.

For a full guide on maintaining your Laservac 750, please contact Air Energy Ltd. Some maintenance information includes; changing the primary filter after each use and the secondary filter at least every 6 months.

For prices on Laservac consumables, please contact Air Energy Ltd for a quotation.

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Air Energy is pleased to be a primary distributor of the Laservac™ 750. We also supply a range of accessories suitable for use with the Laservac™ 750, including replacement primary and secondary filters, transfer tubes, catheter tubes, collection tubes, collection funnels, tube connectors and suction wands.

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