Go Clear with Zero Smoke
Covenant strongly encourages its partner-hospitals to aggressively move to eliminate smoke caused by lasers and electrosurgery devices during surgery. Such devices, used in 90 percent of all surgeries, generate smoke that includes toxic chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, viruses, bacteria, blood and cancer cells.
Ultravision™ by Alesi is among the Covenant recommended solutions in smoke elimination
Studies compare the inhalation of smoke from vaporized human tissue to the smoke created by cigarettes with the average daily impact to the surgical team reported to be equivalent to inhaling 27-30 unfiltered cigarettes. In addition to increasing administrative and clinical staff awareness, Covenant is working with current leaders in smoke evacuation and elimination as well as watching for new innovators that can support this effort.