Remove it at the source
The SAF-T-VAC is a cost-effective and convenient method for keeping the air in the operating room clean.
SAF-T-VAC™ being used during breast surgery.
By providing suction at the surgical source of the smoke plume, the efficiency of smoke removal is greatly improved. Especially valuable for increased visibility in deep surgical pockets. (read more)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH / CDC):
“General room ventilation is not by itself sufficient to capture contaminants generated at the source. The two major local exhaust ventilation (LEV) approaches used to reduce surgical smoke levels for health care personnel are portable smoke evacuators and room suction systems.” (read more)
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN):
“Surgical smoke has been conclusively shown to be hazardous to the health of the surgical team. Equipment and supplies are available to effectively and easily evacuate this plume.”