Care and maintenance of an electroscalpel

An electroscalpel is a medical device that has the property of transforming electrical energy into heat to cut or coagulate tissues and cauterize them at once, for which it uses currents that develop at frequencies above 200,000 Hz.  This equipment has connections for active and return electrodes, as well as controls that allow to determine the voltage and frequency of the electrical current to carry out the desired effect, where each of the elements that make up the equipment have a specific function to carry out the cutting or coagulation effect as necessary.

An electroscalpel is a surgical team and therefore must take certain care with it, as well as take into account a series of steps that allow its proper maintenance, since they are very useful in many medical specialties such as cosmetic surgery, obstetrics, dentistry, orthopedics, dermatology and veterinary, since it allows cutting and cauterizing tissues quickly reducing significantly the bleeding thereof and causing very little thermal damage, which in turn results in considerable time savings. In addition, it allows effective asepsis, reducing the likelihood of transmission of infections from diseased tissues to healthy tissues.

Maintenance of an electroscalpel

The first thing that is recommended to the user of an electroscalpel is to carefully follow the instructions of the manufacturer house to avoid damage and breakdowns. A good practice is to conduct an annual specialized technical review, evaluating the powers supplied by the equipment, the currents derivatives detected and the state of the electrodes of the device.

Because it is an electrical equipment, special attention must be paid to its accessories, in order to ensure stable and safe operation over time, since these are equipment that usually last a long time if treated properly. It is advisable to apply a slightly damp cloth to keep you clean, this once the equipment is disconnected from the power grid. Some Kalstein tips for proper maintenance of an electroscalpel:

  • Examine the exterior of the equipment, the housing is intact, the accessories are present and firm, no signs of spilled liquids are found.
  • Keep the electronic boards clean and ensure that all connectors are properly connected to them.
  • If the device has forced ventilation, the filters should be kept clean or replaced as necessary.
  • Examine the network socket and the socket base.

Care of an electroscalpel

As for the care to be taken with an electroscalpel, it is recommended not to subject the equipment cables to unnecessary mechanical stresses and observe the condition of the electrodes and the neutral plate. This plate should be kept clean and without traces of rust to ensure good contact. If the neutral electrode is antenna type, check that it has no cracks, the electrodes tend to blacken from the first intervention or procedure.

They should not be cleaned with scratching materials, as this would destroy the finishes they bring from the factory and reduce their useful life time, but if necessary clean them in order to remove remains from surgical interventions. It is important to note that all accessories are sterilized including cables.

What does Kalstein offer you?

Kalstein is a company MANUFACTURER of medical and laboratory equipment of the highest quality and the best technology at the best PRICES in the market, so you can make your PURCHASE with us, knowing that you have the service and advice of a company specialized in the field and committed to provide you with safe, economical and effective options for the performance of your functions in the right way. This time we present our electrosurgical unit YR02147, this equipment is a new electrosurgical unit for all surgical procedures through all types of tissue. With a maximum isolated output of up to 150 watts, automatic current control and compensation functions, you can perform high-precision cuts and coagulations with a lower risk of thermal damage. This computer has the following features:

  • The electrosurgical generator has four cutting outputs and two clotting outputs.
  • Provides automatic recognition of the return electrode.
  • The electrosurgical generator provides digital diagnostic error codes.
  • It has an isolated exit, all floating.
  • The optional surgical smoke evacuation system is available to remove smoke or unpleasant odors.
  • Application YR02147 applies for gynecological cervical surgery, plastic surgery and ORL surgery.

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