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An estimated 20 million regional anesthesia blocks are performed in the USA each year. Unfortunately, studies continue to show that injection of anesthesia above 20psi, which can result in significant consequences for patients and hospitals.

In fact, up to 1% (or 200,000) procedures result in serious nerve damage, and transient nerve damage in up to 8% (or 1.6 million) procedures.[1],[2] These complications are preventable and can affect both patient outcomes and result in costly lawsuits for hospitals.

SAFIRA™ Solution

SAFIRA product photoSAFIRA™ from Medovate gives anesthesiologists the tools to confidently take control of regional anesthesia injection. SAFIRA™ has a built-in system to help prevent injection at pressures above 20psi, which helps reduce the risk of significant or transient nerve damage.

In addition, SAFIRA™ makes regional anesthesia a one operator procedure, giving anesthesiologists control of the whole procedure.

SAFIRA™ promotes better outcomes for patients, saves time and resources, and can help reduce costs of reintervention or lawsuits.

To learn more about SAFIRA™ from Medovate, call 888-891-1200 or email us to be connected to your local sales representative.

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References:

[1] Borgeat A, Blumenthal S. Nerve injury and regional anaesthesia  [Internet].  Vol.  17,  Current  Opinion in  Anaesthesiology.  2004  [cited  2020  Mar  31].  p.  417–21. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023899

[2] Jeng CL, Torrillo TM, Rosenblatt MA. Complications of peripheral nerve blocks. Br J Anaesth [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2020 Mar 31];105(S1):97–107.   Available   from:   https://academic.oup.com/bja/article-abstract/105/suppl_1/i97/235950