Instruction for use:
- Use aseptic technique when removing a single use pencil from pouch.
- Check electrode connection for secure fit. If electrode is changed, ensure that the new electrode is fully inserted. Remove protective sleeve from electrode.
- Plug pencil connector into the socket of the electrosurgical unit on generator.
- To activate cut mode, depress (CUT) switch. To activate coag ode, depress (COAG) switch. Ensure that generator responds correctly.
- Please check the production date in the instructions before use.
|Disposable Electrosurgical Control Pencil
An electrosurgical pencil, also known as an electrosurgical handpiece or electrocautery pencil, is a medical instrument used in electrosurgery. Electrosurgery involves the use of high-frequency electrical currents to cut, coagulate, or vaporize tissues during surgical procedures. The electrosurgical pencil is a handheld device that allows the surgeon to precisely control the application of electrical energy to tissues.
Here are some key features and information about electrosurgical pencils:
Design: An electrosurgical pencil typically consists of a handheld pencil-shaped device connected to an electrosurgical generator. The pencil has a button or switch that the surgeon can press to activate the electrical current.
Electrodes: The tip of the electrosurgical pencil contains one or more electrodes. These electrodes are the points through which electrical energy is delivered to the tissues. The type of electrode and the mode of operation (cutting or coagulation) can be selected based on the surgical requirements.
Modes of Operation:
Cutting Mode: In this mode, a continuous high-frequency electrical current is used to cut tissues. This is particularly useful for making precise incisions.
Coagulation Mode: Coagulation involves applying a high-frequency current to tissues to achieve haemostasis (stop bleeding). This is useful for sealing blood vessels.
Disposable or Reusable: Electrosurgical pencils are available in both disposable and reusable forms. Disposable pencils are discarded after a single use to ensure sterility and avoid the risk of cross-contamination. Reusable pencils are designed to be sterilized between uses.
Safety Features: Some electrosurgical pencils have safety features, such as audible alerts or visual indicators, to signal when the device is active. This helps prevent accidental activation.
Footswitch Control: Surgeons often control the activation of the electrosurgical pencil using a footswitch, allowing for hands-free operation during procedures.
Compatibility: Electrosurgical pencils need to be compatible with the electrosurgical generator being used. Different generators may have varying power settings and modes of operation.
Electrosurgical pencils are widely used in various surgical specialties, including general surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedics, and dermatology. They provide surgeons with a precise and controlled means of applying electrical energy to tissues, making them a valuable tool in modern surgical practices. Proper training and adherence to safety protocols are crucial when using electrosurgical instruments to ensure patient safety and optimal surgical outcomes.
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