What is a Disposable Electrosurgical Pad?
The disposable electrosurgical pad is a latex-free, disposable, single-use, neutral electrode, which provides a return path for high-frequency electrical current to the electrosurgical generator.
Need Of a Disposable Electrosurgical Pad
It has been developed to solve the excessive heating problem with high-power RF (radiofrequency) generators and electrosurgical units. Therefore leading to serious burns on the patient’s skin.
Guidelines for The Functioning of a Grounding Pad
A grounding pad must not heat the patient’s skin over 6 °C during the tissue ablation or electrosurgical procedure. A temperature of 45 °C will burn the skin.
No inflammation observed for a subsequent 12-degree rise in temperature. However, for precautionary measures, the skin under the pad should not reach temperatures exceeding the normal limits of around 30-33°C.
It is equipped with an Impermeable foam backing and non-conductive adhesive border that securely seals out fluids, creating a moisture-safe barrier.
Ease of Application
Its thin, flexible hydrogel allows the pad to conform to a variety of anatomical sites and allows easy removal without pulling any hair or causing any injury to the skin. It is a suitable device of choice during Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, and Plastic surgery.
Compatibility of The Disposable Electrosurgical Pad
The pad matches with most of the Electrosurgical Generator (Unit), Radio Frequency Generator (Unit), and also High-Frequency Equipment.
Use For Treatments During Covid-19
It provides strong adhesion, yet gentle removal, and eliminates the chances of cross-contamination due to its single-use nature. This feature proves to be of great importance with the increasing covid-19 infections.