Surgical smoke is produced when the tissue is destroyed by heat through the use of lasers or electrosurgical devices. Surgical smoke evacuators are designed to prevent possible dangers the operating room occupants may be exposed to during surgery by removing smoke, toxins, and odors. Surgical smoke is considered a biochemical hazard and constant exposure to it can cause serious health issues. Because the demand for surgeries within dermatology clinics are increasing each year, there are several different manufacturers who specialize in surgical smoke evacuators. It is crucial that smoke evacuators operate in a safe, reliable, and simple way. A Presair foot pedal and air switch is the perfect solution to ensuring that the surgeon is able to operate the evacuator hands free.
A foot pedal and air switch can be used in a surgical smoke evacuator to control its operation and help remove surgical smoke and debris from the surgical field during various medical procedures. Here’s how they are typically used:
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