Megadyne Medical Products, The Electrosurgical Authority, launched the new Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode at the AORN Annual Congress in Chicago.
It is the first and only universal patient return electrode approved for use on all patient sizes, 350 grams and up with no maximum weight limit.
The new universal design also allows the pad to be used either side up, so the peri-operative team can locate the cable to the area most convenient to the electrosurgical generator.
Mega Soft is simply set on the operating room table, virtually eliminating the small disposable sticky pad that can damage the patient’s skin.
It can be used in a variety of surgical procedures and positions, providing a safe and easy-to-use return electrode combined with added comfort for the patient.
Designed to improve electrosurgery patient care and comfort, the newly designed pad features a new lighter weight design, only 4 lbs, to make positioning and transport easier.
The light weight electrode is easy to position, and is approved for use on neonatal, pediatric and adult size patients, making for seamless transitions between surgical procedures.
Megadyne clinical specialist and marketing manager Melissa Fischer said the company is excited to offer a product that not only provides patient comfort and safety, but also helps preserve our environment at significant cost savings.
"The reusable Mega Soft can easily replace thousands of disposable sticky-pad electrodes, enabling hospitals and surgical centers to offer excellent patient care while realizing cost savings and preventing excessive waste," Fischer added.
The full line of Mega Soft patient return electrodes have been used in over 55 million procedures with zero electrosurgical pad site burns. The Mega Soft Universal pad comes with a full hold-harmless indemnification against pad site burns.