Via MedCity News we learn of an interesting new device from Nascent Surgical out of Eden Prairie, Minnesota that effectively evacuates almost all the smoke arising from coagulation or use of Bovies and similar electrosurgical devices.
The SQUAIR, as the device is called, is placed around the incision site, with the line of the incision running down the opening of the device. Once surgery has begun and the vacuum-like unit is hooked up, the SQUAIR sucks up any smoke coming off the patient without any attention given to it by the clinicians.
Here’s a video introducing and demonstrating the operation of the SQUAIR:
Product page: SQUAIR Surgical Smoke Capture System …