Operio focused laminar flow creates a strictly aseptic space, by removing 99.9% of airborne bacteria and micro-organisms, including Covid-19 during pacemaker insertion
Operio Sterile Air Flow units create OR-like sterile conditions that were previously only possible in an expensive operating theatre. Mobile Operio laminar air flow systems enable cost-effective upgrading of existing cardiac catheterization laboratory and cardiac cath (heart cath) . Operio create an asepsis for the instruments and operating area (and that’s what matters!) that is up to 100 times higher than in a conventional cardiac catheterization laboratory, because the sterile air flow directly and immediately protects the instruments and the operating area without obstructions – such as the operating microscope or the operating team.
CIED infections are associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost. Infection rates associated with device implantation are reported to be between 1% and 7%: (Lai K.K., Fontecchio S.A. Infections associated with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators Clin Infect Dis. 1998;27:265–269.)
Infection is the most serious complication of CIED implantation and requires explantation of all hardware, with fatalities occurring in 3–19% of patients. Invasive procedures are becoming increasingly common in cardiology and interventional radiology operating rooms, and they may expose patients to a higher risk of hospital infections.
Pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, vascular endografts, and PFO or DIA closing prosthetics are all surgeries that expose patients to a higher risk of bacterial contamination.
Even medical devices that require fairly long preparation times are exposed to the same risk.
CIEDs may be linked to several complications, including infections, and the consequences of them may be catastrophic. The cost of treating device-associated infections may be enormous, thus leading to increased healthcare expenses.
The Operio Sterile Air Flow unit filters the ambient air through a highly purifying H 14 Hepa filter with an efficiency of over 99.9%, which eliminates bacteria and micro-organisms (including coronavirus covid 19) by over 99.9%! These units can be positioned to produce a “bacteria-free zone” that offers the greatest possible protection for both the surgical team and the patient, in that they filter 400 m3 of air per hour, thus reducing microorganisms in the entire room. The entirety of a standard practice area of 40 m3 will be completely filtered every 6 minutes.
Upgrade of existing Cardiac Cath Lab
mobile-no installation work required
highly aseptic conditions for implementation of pacemaker and other devices
achieves ultra-clean ISO 5 operating conditions immediately
the sterility of the operating area and instruments is not obstructed by the C-arm or surgical team
TOUL Operio focused laminar air flow is a device that can be used in any environment: from operating rooms to clinics.Go to product
TOUL Steristay– Focused laminar flow with built-in backtable is ideal to keep the surgical instruments sterile.Go to product