Encision’s patented technology leverages fundamentals of Physics to dissipate the electrical energy emitted due to insulation failure or capacitive coupling from electrosurgical products. Its Active Electrode Monitoring (AEM®) technology underpins its AEM EndoShield® Burn Protection System, which monitors laparoscopic instruments. The AEM-based electrosurgical products have a protective shield—a conductive tube, surrounding the primary insulation layer and active electrode—which neutralizes the risk of capacitive coupling by draining the energy from the patient back to the EndoShield. “Our AEM EndoShield Burn Protection System saves the patients by absorbing the excessive potential energy,” explains Greg Trudel, President of Encision.
Trudel acknowledges that wear and tear of surgical products remain undetected and eventually become major contributors to insulation failure.
Encision has raised the safety bar in laparoscopic surgeries significantly with its cutting-edge technology which is complementary to the existing suite of surgical products. Even if a healthcare provider has been using an instrument that emits a different waveform for cutting or coagulating tissues, Encision’s AEM technology can support those surgical procedures. The firm is continuously enhancing its product line to closely align with customer-needs and expedite the adoption by the medical community.
Encision has been on a mission to check the unsafe operations and is working tirelessly to create an environment where patient safety remains the top priority. Trudel explains the essentiality of AEM adoption by citing a recent encounter that highlights the grim state of reusable laparoscopic instruments where one out of every five had impaired insulation. With prior approval of the hospital for the examination of laparoscopic surgical instruments, Encision thoroughly checked the surgical devices, and the results were alarming. Encision’s cutting-edge technology detected a hole in the insulation of the fifth instrument in the tray. The consequences could have been fatal had the problem remained undetected. The examination not only saved the patient but also helped the specialist to avert rendering traumatic experience for the patient.
All AEM-based surgical instruments, whether reusable or disposable, can be used for conducting surgeries safely
Even as Encision spearheads the awareness drive for safety in operations through its technology solutions, the company’s strategy and best practices adhere to the advisory issued by FDA on the dangers of monopolar laparoscopic surgery. The firm looks forward to collaborating with surgeons, nurses, and healthcare providers as a part of the awareness campaign. What is more, Encision aims to foray into adjacent medical fields such as Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) and general surgeries.