TOUL focused laminar flow creates a strictly aseptic space, by removing 99.9% of airborne bacteria and micro-organisms, including Coronavirus Covid-19.
Post-operation infections are still a frequent and critical issue.
Long procedures and high anaesthetic risk, with consequent pre-operation conditions characterized by growing patient’s organic alteration (ASA classifications), promote the onset of surgical site infections and an increase of the intraoperative infection risk.
In addition, the long surgery duration implies an increase of the bacterial count in the operating room, especially on surgical instruments, which, in turn, significantly increases the chance of developing a post-operation infection.
Surgeries that entail an implant (sling for female urinary incontinence, artificial urethral sphincter, penile prosthetics), provide an additional risk for post-operation infections.
White et Al.1 documented that 70% of the germs found in the surgical wound are transported by the instruments, which, by transporting the micro-organisms inside the wound, deeply into the organism, promote germ settlement and infection development.
With TOUL, you can transform an ISO 7 cleanroom into an ISO 5 cleanroom. According to strict Standard UNI 11425 2011, ISO Class 5 cleanrooms are mandatory for specialized surgeries, such as organ transplants, implants, neurosurgery and oncologic surgeries, and other complex surgeries lasting longer than 60 minutes.
These procedures require an extremely high level of protection of the high-risk area (operating table,, instrument table and surgeons operating space).
TOUL is compliant with the strict Standard ISO 5 and ensures that the instruments and operating fields are kept sterile even during long surgeries, without any time restraints.
1 Whyte W, Hodgson R, Tinkler J. The importance of airborne bacterial contamination of wounds. J. Hosp Infect 1982; 3: 123-135
urological surgery in outpatient settings
laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy