Giving Anaesthetists Control
Safer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia gives anaesthetists control.
SAFIRA®: Safer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia
Current regional anaesthesia procedures require two operators: an anaesthetist who holds an ultrasound scanner and uses this to guide the needle tip placement and a second operator to inject the anaesthetic solution at a required pressure. It has been reported that anaesthetic solutions are often injected at high pressure. High pressure can cause damage to nerve fascicles, with serious nerve damage occurring in up to 1% of procedures and transient nerve damage in up to 8% of cases.
SAFIRA® - Safer Injection System for Regional Anaesthesia - allows a single operator, an anaesthetist, to conduct the whole regional block at safer pressures.