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Use MHAUS-approved Vapor Clean Filters For the MH-Susceptible Patient
While there are other ways, such as anesthesia machine flush, to prepare an anesthesia machine for an MH susceptible patient; MHAUS recommends that adding charcoal filters (Vapor-Clean™, Dynasthetics, Salt Lake City, UT) to the circuit will remove anesthetic gases and obviate the need for purging the system as described.
The internal components of modern anesthesia machines capture and hold volatile anesthetics which are released when the machine is used for a new patient. Even trace amounts of vapor can be harmful for susceptible patients. Previously, flushing the anesthesia machine with high fresh gas flow for an extended time before a case was thought to help decrease the risk to susceptible patients. Now, in less than90 seconds, Vapor-Clean activated charcoal filters reduce exposure to less than 5ppm of desflurane, sevoflurane and isoflurane molecules
from reaching the patient for an entire case lasting up to 12 hours.
No Rebound Effect with the Vapor-Clean
Patients are not exposed to a rebound effect as the Vapor-Clean filters block vapors for the entire case.
Standardize Anesthesia Machine Preparation for MH
• Compatible with all anesthesia machines
• Two-year minimum shelf life
• Reduces costly operating room delays due to “surprise” MH-susceptible patients
• Negligible additional breathing circuit resistance
• No need to remove CO2 absorbant
• Compatible with both standard two-limb and coaxial breathing circuits
For an MH Crisis: Curtail Exposure to Volatile Agents Without Delaying Dantrolene
In the event of an MH crisis, physicans can quickly turn off the anesthetic gas, place the Vapor-Clean and curtail further exposure without delaying the administration of dantrolene, and without switching to manual ventilation. Without the Vapor-Clean, the time needed to replace the anesthesia machine, or change the circle system and CO2 absorbant can often delay the administration of dantrolene.
The Vapor-Clean allows for safe, uninterrupted mechanical ventilation during an MH crisis.
VC-101-PK VAPOR-CLEAN FILTERS 2/PKG
VC-101 VAPOR-CLEAN FILTERS 2/PKG 8PKG