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Clear Surgical Smoke With Confidence.

Smoke in the surgical field can be a nuisance — or worse. It can obscure your vision, delay procedures, and pose risks to your team.([FOOTNOTE=Ball K. Surgical smoke evacuation guidelines: compliance among perioperative nurses. AORN J. 2010; 92(2):e1–e23.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])  It doesn’t have to.

Introducing our portfolio of Valleylab™ smoke evacuation pencils for your open procedures. Each model offers the flexibility to facilitate access and visibility at the surgical site.2,†,‡  Plus, they can help protect you, your team, and your patients from the potential hazards of surgical smoke.([FOOTNOTE=Hill DS, O’Neill JK, Powell RJ, Oliver DW. Surgical smoke—a health hazard in the operating theatre: a study to quantify exposure and a survey of the use of smoke extractor systems in UK plastic surgery units. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012;65(7):911–916.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Let’s make your OR a smoke-free workplace.

We’ve partnered with AORN to raise awareness about the dangers of surgical smoke.

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The Dangers of
Surgical Smoke

Know the health risks of surgical smoke

Over 500,000 healthcare workers are exposed to surgical smoke every year.5,([FOOTNOTE=Laser/Electrosurgery Plume. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Website. https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/laserelectrosurgeryplume/index.html. Accessed April 4, 2019.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) More than 150 hazardous chemicals have been identified in surgical smoke.([FOOTNOTE=Pierce JS, Lacey SE, Lippert JF, Lopez R, Franke JE. Laser-generated air contaminants from medical laser applications: a state-of-the-science review of exposure characterization, health effects, and control. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2011;8(7):447–466.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) And some experts estimate that the amount of surgical smoke produced daily in the OR equals 27 to 30 cigarettes.6

Help protect yourself, your team, and your patients. Our Valleylab™ smoke evacuation pencils capture smoke directly at the source.3,4

  • †Compared to a nonextendable smoke evacuation pencil; 16 out of 19 surgeons surveyed agreed.

  • ‡Compared to a nonextendable smoke evacuation pencil; 17 out of 19 surgeons surveyed agreed.

  • §Compared to the current device they are using; 15 out of 19 surgeons surveyed agreed.

  • ΩCompared to the current device they are using; 19 out of 19 surgeons surveyed agreed.

  • ††16 out of 19 surgeons surveyed agreed.

  • ‡‡30 out of 31 nurses surveyed agreed.