During surgery, the unused gas should be evacuated outside of the building to avoid it being inhaled by your employees and patients. Connected to a gas evacuation ventilator, the scavenger interface controls the flow of suction and maintains the balance along with the quantity of unused gas. If you don’t use a scavenger interface, you can either adjust the flow of suction from the gas evacuation ventilator (so it doesn’t draw up the gas intended for the patient) or you have to increase the gas flow.
Advantages of the Dispomed Scavenger Interfaces
Dispomed’s scavenger interfaces are designed so that you don’t have to disconnect one system in order to connect another. Whether you use the Bain circuit adapter or the absorber, both systems remain connected; thus, this will avoid a connection error which could leave gas in the room.
The interface also allows you to control the inhalation flow and avoid depletion of the breathing bag or an increase in the breathing resistance. Dispomed recommends one scavenger interface per veterinary anesthesia machine for an efficient evacuation system.
In case of a defect in the ventilation system, the scavenger interface contains an automatic check valve that will evacuate excess pressure and protect the patient.
If you are renovating and have opted to install a gas evacuation ventilator, you will need a scavenger interface in order to ensure the proper functioning of the system.